Stunning & Bold Southwestern Home Design in Santa Fe

Interior Design

Colorful living room in a new construction home in Santa Fe, designed by Laura U

Reveal day is finally here! Over the past several weeks, we’ve been detailing the southwestern home design for the interior of the Camino Haciendas home. Located in the beautiful city of Santa Fe, the home’s style embodies the genuine spirit of the city. That is all thanks to the guidance of our adventuresome clients.

The homeowners are a Houston-based couple, and we completed work on their Uptown-area condo a few years ago. This is the third hosue we have designed for them, and we understand their style. However, with this being their secondary residence, our clients were hoping for a space that truly connected to the Santa Fean landscape and culture. They encouraged us to consider Southwestern themed rooms, a suggestion we embraced with full hearts.

Why is Santa Fe so deeply personal for this duo? The husband is a New Mexico native. He has family there that he often sees – maybe more often with the completion of this lovely home! He is a University of New Mexico alum and even named his company after the famous Plaza in Santa Fe. Needless to say, this home was destined to honor the Southwestern Land of Enchantment.

Our Santa Fe Interior Design Concept: Southwestern Home Design

Because the design was so regionally specific, we had to learn about the culture, style, and themes of Santa Fe. The design team spent time exploring the history and culture of Santa Fe before developing our design concept. Pueblo Indians had inhabited the area for a millennium before Spanish colonialists moved into the territory. In the 19th Century, Americans traveled from Missouri along the Santa Fe Trail, bringing yet another culture through New Mexico. This diverse assembly gave birth to a locale that is respectful of its history, its people, and its landscape.

We were determined to honor each of these groups through design. Throughout the home you will find rooms dedicated to a particular piece of Santa Fe’s history. From the Saints Room (and the Spaniards’ Catholic influence) to the Lobo Room (an homage to one of the state’s most recognizable creatures), Camino pays tribute to Santa Fe with a celebration of color, pattern, and bold artworks.

A view from front door of a southwestern inspired home in Santa Fe

ENTRY: Natural light floods the entrance to this adobe-style home in Santa Fe.

Modern kitchen interior design from Laura U with stone counters an backsplash

KITCHEN: Rich tones and veining in the backsplash and counter tops add beautiful contrast to the crisp white cabinets.

Contemporary powder bathroom in Camino Haciendas home with custom floor pattern

POWDER BATH: Our client helped design the stunning tile layout for the bathroom!

Modern, southwester inspired media room with custom teepee designed by Laura U

MEDIA ROOM: This custom tipi fits perfectly in this

A view of the modern, Spanish-style living room in Santa Fe home

DINING ROOM: A wrought iron light fixture and wood ceiling beams gives this dining room a touch of Spanish style

Our Favorite Spaces…

One of the best parts of this home is actually the exterior! With 6 portals, or porticoes, Camino embraces the outdoors with living spaces that allow you to enjoy the landscape. Views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains burst into flame during sunrise and sunset. And the home provides ample spots to watch the sky at any time.

The Tipi Room

While it would sound like an awkward request in any other interior, having a bench made tipi in Camino’s media room made perfect sense. There are several tipi camps near Taos, north of Santa Fe. We wanted to create an authentic piece that would look and fit perfectly into the room’s design. We located an artisan who made tipis. As luck would have it, one of the pieces fit the room not only in size, but in color as well.

The Dining Room

The interior design of the dining room is representative of the Spanish influence in Santa Fe. We selected a stunning linear iron chandelier from Circa Lighting to place above the wood dining table from Century Furniture. The head chairs upholstered in Kravet fabric and embellished with Schumacher trim add a layer of richness to the design. Neutral dining chairs keep this Spanish style design modern and fresh. To tie in the bold colors of the art work, we selected a rug from Rugmart featuring a tribal inspired pattern.

The Living Room

In the living room, we wanted to design a warm, welcoming space for the family to gather together. We chose a high-performance Revolution Fabric for the sectional, so they never have to worry about spills or stains ruining the furniture. Small cocktail tables from Four Hands with benchmade-installed inlays from Sherpa Stone give guests the perfect spot for resting a drink. I love the textural contrast they add to the room!

Floor pillows, upholstered in Turkish carpet fabric, invite you to sit down and relax. These pillows tie in the color palette of the Matt Camron area rug. To carry the Spanish influence through the design, we selected a cocktail table from Mediterrania Home and Bishop chair from Casa Rosina (The builder referred us to this local shop in Santa Fe!). Art from Mecox Gardens and a ladder we sourced directly from Mexico add the perfect finishing touch to this family’s gathering place.

The living room in Camino Haciendas home with cocktail tables featuring custom stone inlays

LIVING ROOM: Bright, bold decorative pillows give this living room a warm, relaxing vibe

Modern southwestern style home by Laura U Interior Design

LIVING ROOM: I love the unexpected detailing on these accent chairs

The Lobo Room

When we saw this bed from Noir Furniture, we knew it would be perfect for the Lobo inspired guest bedroom. The frame mirrors the curves in the wallcovering design and the hand-rubbed finish gives it an old-world feel. A pair of bedside tables from Bernhardt anchor the bed frame, creating a beautiful focal point. The hide and leather pouf from Surya pays homage to the ranchers, who were the first American settlers coming west. A bright red traditional, vintage kilim rug gives the design a collected feel.

The Saints Room

Known as the Saints room, the second guest bedroom celebrates the beauty of the sunrise. The Anthropologie bed and Aidan Gray mirror imitate the curve of the rising sun peeking over the landscape. Crisp white drapery by Joseph Noble with Fabricut trim allows plenty of light in while still maintaining the room’s privacy. The bench from Noir Furniture gives guests a perfect spot to enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the sunrise. Colorful bedding and bold decorative pillows create a warm, perfectly polished bedroom.

The Master Retreat

The focal point of the master bedroom is a wood and wrought iron bed from The Arrangement. It has a very regal feel to it – like something you would find in a Spanish castle. The antique-finish of the John Richard mirrors flanking the bed call to mind clouds moving across the New Mexico sky. These beautiful Currey & Company table lamps tie the mirror’s deep, earth tones in with the lighter color palette of the rug and bedding.

Lobo themed guest bedroom with tribal print inspired accent wall by Laura U

THE LOBO ROOM: is a tribute to our client’s alma mater and the native Santa Fean wolf

Southwestern inspired bathroom designed by Laura U with contemporary mirror

GUEST BATHROOM: The mirror adds a beautiful pop of color to the bathroom

Bright, bold guest bedroom in Santa home designed by Laura U

THE SAINTS ROOM: Bringing the outside in by painting an accent wall to imitate the rising sun.

Master bedroom suite inspired by a New Mexican sunset designed by Laura U

THE MASTER BEDROOM: These decorative pillows call to mind the beautiful New Mexican skies outside

A view into relaxing light-filled master bathroom by Laura U Interior Design

THE MASTER BATHROOM: Soft blues and warm oranges create a soothing, yet energizing design in this master bathroom

Laura U Interior Design | Modern, minimalist master bath with freestanding tub

THE MASTER BATHROOM: A vibrant sky painting and tons of natural light bring the beauty of the outdoors into this master bath oasis

Colorful outdoor patio for southwestern inspired home design by Laura U

PORTAL: A perfect conversation area for gathering with friends and family while taking in the stunning scenery

We hope you enjoyed the full reveal of this gorgeous southwestern home design! From the moment you enter, you can feel the beauty and history of Santa Fe surrounding you.

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