SPECTACULAR HOMES OF THE SOUTHWEST An Exclusive Showcase of the Finest Designers in Arizona and New Mexico
Publisher: Panache Partners LLC
Hardback with slipcover, first edition, 2006, 156 pages. Page after page of color photos of home interiors by 34 individual interior designers.
From the Introduction
“The Southwest is the place everyone finds in dreams—and to which many follow in cars. For centuries, settlers have also arrived by foot, on horse and wagon train—a pilgrimage of Native Indian, Spanish colonial, trapper, frontiersman, territorial pioneers, Rust Belt emigrants and snowbird[s]. To this mystical land of sun, saguaro, and opportunity these diverse groups have not only brought their lifestyle vision but also their crafts, possessions and materials, incorporating them into hogan, hacienda and home.
“In Spectacular Homes of the Southwest, this theme resonates. The Southwest Style mixes styles and influences and includes crossovers, hybridizations, syntheses and juxtapositions—a mirror of local history. The 34 interior designers and firms who display their work here offer a diversity that will excite those who yearn for the adventure of the Santa Fe Trail, for the heterogeneous, the always-changing. Their style, taken as a whole, is eclectic, a blend, a distillation, constantly redefining itself away from trendiness and quick-buck solutions. The effect is, as you will see, uplifting and joyful and, most important, livable”