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ShowHouse Interview with Edy

ShowHouse Interview with Edy

Get to know Edy Keeler Q&A with Santa Fe Area Designer Where do you find inspiration when starting a new project? “I always find inspiration from the greatest desires of clients, as well as their practical needs. Something happens that lights a spark. It combined with influences within both...

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Uniquely Wonderful Kitchens part 1

Uniquely Wonderful Kitchens part 1

I have always wanted to live in and experience an Italian castle or villa, with totally modern fittings and furniture inside. Not the villa with intricate, highly ornamental frescoes, but a really old worn down one sporting raw stone walls . . . more grotto like than frescoed. Of course, I would...

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Grand Hacienda Award 2016

Grand Hacienda Award 2016

Proud to say Robert Zachry was architect on the 2016 Parade of Homes residence that took the Grand Hacienda Award Robert, my husband, worked closely throughout the whole process, beyond design and engineering, with builders Scott and Maika Wong of Solterra. The home won two other awards one for...

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Edy Talks Design Trends

Edy Talks Design Trends

Last week, the principals of the popular interior design firm Reside Home—Kendra Henning, Jeff Fenton and Chris Martinez— hosted their monthly broadcast, which focuses on a variety of design trends, events, and personalities. “Design Commitment/Fear of Commitment”: Kendra, Jeff and Chris discussed...

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Lighting up a home and a life

Lighting up a home and a life

Step by step guide to being a designer on a new construction project in Santa Fe This is Step 4- Lighting up a home and a life Natural Light Almost no one argues that lighting is vital. Natural light being the gold standard in our mountain west environment. If we are thinking well in the...

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Plumbing Essentials

Plumbing Essentials

Step by step guide to being a designer on a new construction project in Santa Fe This is Step 3- Plumbing is Essential Plumbing: the toilets, the sinks, the tubs, and the showers, is one of the essentials of course, and a place to blow the budget, or compromise the budget to the point of needless...

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Architects, Community Guidelines Vs. Design Vision

Architects, Community Guidelines Vs. Design Vision

Step by step guide to being a designer on a new construction project in Santa Fe This is Step 2- Working with architects and community guidelines Review with the architect and clients. This is for the home in the Santa Fe north side subdivision with multiple homeowner’s association guidelines to...

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Designing for ground up construction

Designing for ground up construction

Step by step guide to being a designer on a ground up construction project.   This is Step 1- Choosing the color palette   Once the architecture is pretty much through design development, the first step depends greatly on whether or not the home is in a subdivision with homeowner...

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Renovations and Remodels for Commercial Spaces

Renovations and Remodels for Commercial Spaces

I like to be in interesting spaces, all the time. When I find myself somewhere plain, I am too distracted by the different renovations and remodels (which I am designing in my head to utilize the unrealized potential) to get comfortable. When I don’t feel well, or am nervous about a procedure,...

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Commercial Design for Personal Services Businesses

Commercial Design for Personal Services Businesses

I want to design more commercial spaces. Not huge office buildings although I had a great custom office building to do last year, and it was fun. But space where people go to be healed or pampered. Timeliness:  A commercial design project, so different in terms of clients and client needs, needs...

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