This stunning holiday home is in Las Campanas, part of the high-desert area of Santa Fe known for its luxurious surroundings and access to the outdoor lifestyle. The owners wanted the estate to have a distinctively modern look, but also wanted the interior to be reflective of Santa Fe in a chic way. We asked the designers to tell us a bit about the project below.
1. Tell us a little bit about your company.
Violante & Rochford, a Santa Fe, New Mexico based interior design firm work extensively throughout the United States. Consisting of Michael Violante and Paul Rochford, the duo, who is also a married couple, offer full-service interior design services, from traditional to contemporary. Using their combined experience of 38 years, Michael and Paul always design homes that reflect the personalities of their clients and executive their visions flawlessly. Their distinctive style often uses art as a focal point for projects, and employs neutral palettes with bold but chic pops of color. They are lovers of light, nature, open spaces, grand vistas and mixing antique pieces with new items and artworks.
2. Where is this particular project situated?
Las Campanas is part of the high-desert area of Santa Fe, known for its luxurious surroundings and its access to the outdoor lifestyle easily. Golf is very popular in this area, and there is a major golf club located nearby. It is also a location known for its beautiful views.
3. Tell us a little bit about the property.
It’s a new build, and a second home/vacation home.
4. Tell us a little bit about your clients.
The owners wanted a house that would put them near nature and also sports, including golf. And they wanted a distinctively modern look, but the interior to be reflective of Santa Fe in a chic way.
5. How big a job was it?
It was a big job because it was a new build, and we were involved in everything from the ground up.
6. Were there any particular problems to be overcome?
To maintain a distinctively modern look, but still have the interior reflect Santa Fe in a chic way.
7. With this project, what are you most proud of?
Blending the ancient with the new. Often times, an art object from long ago will be so modern it can trick the eye. We also love the dream-like bedroom.
8. What was the client’s reaction to the finished project?
They loved it! And so did we!
9. What are you working on now?
We have so many projects going on at once, which is good. They are all over the USA, and many of them are for second or third houses for already existing clients. We love to be busy, and we have a lot of exciting things happening. All good!
Photographs: Wendy McEhern