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ShowHouse Santa Fe 2017

The kickoff event Gala features scrumptious hearty hors d’oeuvres from Bear Nash and Dave Seller’s Street Food Institute, entertainment by Nacha Mendes and preview of this amazing 10,000 foot residence. [/su_column] [su_column size=”1/2″]show house santa fe 2017[/su_column] [/su_row]

That Design Time of Year Again

We sailed through the Parade of Homes, in August. Simpler this year, being a judge instead of having to produce a staged home, so now it’s ShowHouse Santa Fe 2017! The fifth year and we’re very happy to be part of the fun.

The house is hidden in a 36 acre getaway at 5200 Old Santa Fe Trail. See it here

Bathroom Design

Now, twenty designers take it from a handsome traditional styling to all manner of looks in line with our 2017 theme. And Edy Keeler Interiors, of Core Value Inc. is re-imagining the master bathroom.

In line with our black and white theme, our media person has asked each of us to answer the question:  “Black, or White?”

I can’t divorce black from white here. The walls are beautifully executed in stark white, high polished traditional plaster. And in the bathroom the floors are soft profile off-white limestone, polished and sealed. So going Black was my solution to create some drama and sophistication. But it is a version of black I call Off-Black, and is contrasted with Off-White.

[su_row][su_column size=”1/2″]ShowHouse Santa Fe 2017 Kathleen Morris[/su_column] [su_column size=”1/2″]The bath is large enough to want furniture. In furnishings and accessories I tend toward fewer large pieces rather than lots of small ones. When this daybed arrived I thought, “Hmmm, this is really large” – so I met that goal! It worked out fine and has a charcoal or Off-Black frame, with an Off-White heavy linens, tufted cushion. Off-Black silk taffeta drapes frame the area and create a haven.[/su_column] [/su_row]

[su_row][su_column size=”1/2″]I’ve added a small bathroom TV with a modish rocking chair, and will be screening clips from my favorite remodeling movie, the one I give all my clients, “Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House,” with Cary Grant and Myrna Loy.  [/su_column] [su_column size=”1/2″]ShowHouse Santa Fe 2017 Carol Coates[/su_column] [/su_row]

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Come lounge with us! I’ll also screen additional work by two talented artists, Carol Coates and Kathleen Morris.

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From this lovely and feminine traditional look to something newly imagined, a little edgier, maybe like this. We’ll be incorporating fine art and running movie clips on the bath TV about a truly famous total renovation. We hope you will join the fun. 

ShowHouse Santa fe 2017

The kickoff event Gala “Puttin’ On the Ritz,” features scrumptious hearty hors d’oeuvres from Bear Nash and Chef Dave Seller’s Street Food Institute, entertainment by the beloved Nacha Mendez, and the pre-open house tour of this amazing 10,000 foot residence, with a boutique of delectable design items contributed by all the designers and our friends.

New this year, just beyond the Master Bath, in the commodious master closet, is a pop-up store filled with a wonderful collection of clothing, by our favorite, Bodhi Bazaar. “The ethos of Bodhi Bazaar for the last 28 years has been to awaken the ‘inner guru’ in each customer so that when they practice the sacred ritual of dressing themselves every day, they appreciate their uniqueness.”

As always, Show House Santa Fe benefits the highly acclaimed DOLLARS4SCHOOLS, which helps classroom teachers get small grants for special projects, instead of digging into their own tapped-out pockets. So far we have raised $100,000 for the organization.

Showhouse Santa Fe 2017

Tickets to both the Gala Friday, October 6 ($125) and the Home Tour ($30) October 7-8 and October 14-15 are now available online. ShowHouseSantaFe.com. Or if you’d prefer, give me a call. I would love to deliver them.