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Santa Fe houses
Mather, Christine.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Clarkson Potter, [2002]

Physical Description:
249 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
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NA7238.S364 M29 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Santa Fe-style decorating is a coast-to-coast trend. Hundreds of thousands have scoured Christine Mather's previous books, eager to incorporate Santa Fe design elements into their own homes. Now, in Santa Fe Houses , Mather combines concrete and practical home-decorating suggestions with the beautiful photographs of her longtime collaborator, Jack Parsons, creating an invaluable guide for anyone interested in building, decorating, or remodeling a home in Santa Fe style.

Santa Fe Houses draws inspiration from the four traditional Native American elements--fire, earth, water, and air--and shows how they can be used to wonderful effect in kitchens and dining rooms, entry-ways and living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, porches, and patios. Along the way, Mather showcases furniture, rugs, lighting, hardware, tiles, shutters, and other expressions of the Santa Fe look, and ends with a comprehensive directory of sources.

Author Notes

CHRISTINE MATHER's other books include Santa Fe Christmas , True West , and N ative America: Arts, Traditions, and Celebrations . She lives, not surprisingly, in Santa Fe.

JACK PARSONS has documented the American Southwest in film and photographs for more than 25 years.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 8
Earthp. 12
Color: Native Colors of the Earth
Season: Winter
Place: Pueblo
Rooms: Entryways and Salas
Collecting: Native American Art
Firep. 67
Color: Santa Fe Red
Season: Fall/Harvest
Place: The Hearth
Rooms: Kitchens and Dining Rooms
Collecting: Devotional Art
Waterp. 140
Color: Taos Blue
Season: Spring
Place: Rivers and Acequias
Rooms: Bedrooms and Baths
Collecting: Ethnic Arts
Airp. 199
Color: Pink
Season: Summer
Place: Gardens
Rooms: Portals and Courtyards
Collecting: Garden Art
The Santa Fe Directoryp. 241
Indexp. 249