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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Santa Fe, it is a great life!

Talk about colorful for the Fall season or any other time of year, Santa Fe has you covered. In the Veranda magazine March-April 2003 issue Peter Vitale took some sumptuous photos of artist, Ford Ruthling's home.

I would take a chance on a bee sting to eat here.

            I love how your eye is drawn to all of the empty picture frames suspended from the tree.

And please let's not forget one of my favorite interior designers, Linda Applewhite, and her book, Architectural Interiors, because one of her homes is in Santa Fe and the other is in the San Francisco Bay area. Both homes are beautifully decorated. The home in San Francisco is decorated with a European Cottage slant. The photos are by Claudio Santini.

If you pick up on but just one thing in the following pictures, it should be Linda Applewhite's trademark for using "whimsy" in her approach to decorating. And next would be to remember one can achieve the crazy, colorful fabric decorated European Cottage/French Country look anywhere, even in the middle of a high rise in the city. Notice the background in the picture below.


The fabrics she puts together are off the map, great!

Look at the tassles hanging off the lamps, accompanied by a cubist painting and an antique sculpture.

                  Note the colorful art work and the rich color saturated walls throughout the home.

What can I say. Just go out and buy her book and go to her web site and sign up for her next seminar either in Santa Fe or San Francisco. You will have a ball.

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