Gorgeous Greens

March 31, 2017

Green, the color of spring, lends a natural feel to a transitional space, like the entryway at the South Boulevard addition.  It is also an excellent way to bring the outdoors in.  Green can be balanced by texture and warm colors, like the reds and oranges of the rug in the Table Rock Ranch mudroom, to keep a space from becoming too cold in character.  The crispness of a good green makes the color particularly popular in kitchens, where a fresh atmosphere is key for inspired cooking.

Chocolate Covered Decor

February 17, 2017

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but if you’re like us you can never get your fill of sweets.  These rooms feature chocolate browns so rich, from milk to cherry to classic dark, you’ll want to take a bite.

Romantic Gardens

February 14, 2017

Here are five romantic gardens to make your heart flutter.  A Valentine’s stroll with a sweetheart down winding paths, through  parterre plantings, and along a lily pond couldn’t be more picturesque.

 

Game time!

February 03, 2017

The Seaside Residence is ready for Superbowl weekend!  By Sunday night the home bar, eating area, and lounging space will be bustling with game night guests.

Building Methods: Adobe

January 20, 2017

Adobe construction has been used since at least the 8th century and this ancient method endures, especially in the Desert Southwest.  In 200 CE at Mesa Verde, the Anasazi built incredible cliff side homes with adobe bricks.  Today, architecture in modern urban areas from Santa Fe to San Diego sport mud-made walls.  Beyond their beautiful sculptural quality, adobe houses have other advantages.  Since all it takes to make adobe is mud, water, and sun, materials can always be locally sourced.  Once built, adobe walls temper heat in the summer and cold in the winter, lessening the need for energy consumptive AC and heat.

At Las Campanas in New Mexico, we strove to adapt this pueblo idiom to fit contemporary needs while nurturing a strong aesthetic relationship between the landscape and the house itself.   Watch Sitio’s timelapse video for insight into the process of adobe brick production.