July 25, 2024


Art Shines Through

The art of welcoming visitors | Real Estate

Decoration and structure welcome visitors “home” to Santa Fe rentals

From personalized-created steelwork to murals and hanging art, Santa Fe holiday houses give a peek into local society and artistry.

A area trip rental proprietor, Kris Lajeskie, utilizes decoration and design and style to curate a cultural practical experience for her guests and celebrate artistic vision in Santa Fe.

La Casa Tua is a tranquil haven on the east aspect of Santa Fe manufactured up of 4 rental “sanctuaries,” all renovated by operator Kris Lajeskie. An inside and cultural designer by trade, Lajeskie sees her role as capturing the essence and soul of Santa Fe and passing it together to her company.

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 Modern Farmhouse 1 and Modern day Farmhouse 2 on the La Casa Tua compound

“The most critical thought for me as a cultural designer is to be reliable and sensitive to the setting and nearby tradition,” she states. “To build a perception of put that readily informs all your senses.”

Lajeskie’s residence was the moment aspect of a Spanish land grant, courting again to 1745, and was Indigenous land prior to that. The sanctuary Los Santos, a historic two-bedroom dwelling, retains a sense of historical past with its primary thick, curving adobe partitions, vigas and stone flooring. In the living location, woodtrimmed windows are ornately painted more than with Spanish scenes (artist and date unknown), and handcrafted tin sconces adorn the partitions. In holding with the topic of saints, Lajeskie commissioned Santa Fe artist Jessie Baca to paint a mural of Our Lady of Guadalupe on an inside doorway.

A significant supporter of artisans, both of those globally and locally, Lajeskie has sourced local artists and craftsmen to operate on her sanctuaries. As a final result, the spaces are crammed with several personal and handmade touches. A mural by Santa Fe artist Rebecca Kunz decorates the wall of the lately built Modern day Farmhouse sanctuary. In the residing area, framed photos by Barbara Van Cleve hang close to a Mexican sabino desk and a hand-painted pillow by a Zia pueblo artist. The bedroom features a weaving by master weaver Nelson Perez of Oaxaca that was found on the loom.

Lajeskie sees Santa Fe as a normal place for mixing Spanish Colonial, Puebloan and Mexican art. “Santa Fe has been a melting pot for individuals from about the earth, like an art and trading mecca — so it’s open up to mixing and blending several contexts, textures and inventive narratives,” she states. “I always continue to be correct to where by I am [in the world]. Nevertheless, the majority of the pieces I have in every sanctuary helm from New Mexico and the Southwest.”

All the sanctuaries are established up as switch-important attributes and have received an overwhelmingly positive reaction. Lajeskie operates with company on duration of continue to be. She states, “I want the magic of the home to sink in and be savored in excess of a time period of time.” Her goal is to develop a “tranquil, private environment” for guests to “immerse by themselves in Santa Fe.”