Trends in en­ter­tain­ing


We live in glo­ri­ous North­ern New Mex­ico! Let’s bring the out­side in all four sea­sons of the year! This takes us nat­u­rally to OUT­DOOR ROOMS and to a big salute to the Tierra Con­cepts de­sign/ builder team for 8 Pi­ca­cho Peak Drive – awarded the Grand Ha­cienda prize in this year’s Ha­cien­das— A Pa­rade of Homes. The kitchen-din­ing area flowed seam­lessly into to a huge en­ter­tain­ing por­tal and pa­tio, an­chored by im­mense slid­ing glass doors that re­tract into the walls.

The trend in large, open-con­cept en­ter­tain­ing kitchens has re­mained preva­lent in po­si­tion­ing our homes for daily func­tional fam­ily life to fa­cil­i­tat­ing fancy func­tions. The abil­ity of your home de­sign to ebb and flow with form and func­tion­al­ity for en­ter­tain­ing de­pends upon the in­te­gra­tion of out­door liv­ing spa­ces into your en­ter­tain­ing spa­ces. Do you ever feel we have a 9 p.m. cur­few in Santa Fe when most restau­rants and busi­ness shut down? The cul­tural spinoff here cen­ters around home en­ter­tain­ing.

De­sign of en­try court­yards is equally im­por­tant and ri­vals that of the liv­ing spa­ces. A true greet­ing to the party starts be­fore the front door, guests min­gling as they are wel­comed. This same space serves to gra­ciously bid guests good­bye, with hugs and salu­ta­tions and as­sur­ances for a safe trip home. Ask anyUber & Lyft driver and they­will tes­tify to the value of a nice front en­trance/exit for guests.

When plan­ning out­side en­ter­tain­ing spa­ces, con­sider these el­e­ments as ideas to in­cor­po­rate: a deck, por­tal or pa­tio that is ac­cessed eas­ily from in­side; sooth­ing white noise froma foun­tain or wa­ter fea­ture; easy-care xeric land­scap­ing; and ad­e­quate and com­fort­able seat­ing; heat­ing from a fire-pit, the bonus from a wood­fired oven, or propane over­head heaters; light­ing; and, last but not least, COLOR!

Use our vi­brant nat­u­ral light to full ad­van­tage. Ex­per­i­ment, in­no­vate and have fun. Add an out­side kitchen with bar­beque and built-in wood oven. Or de­sign a home with an in­te­rior court­yard — you’ll ap­pre­ci­ate the pro­tected bonus space when the spring winds blow.

Santa Fe Style has pro­gressed and mor­phed to in­cor­po­rate in­no­va­tive and con­tem­po­rary de­sign, with green fea­tures and cut­ting-edge ef­fi­ciency to be found in new homes across the cost spec­trum. Think fun and think out­side the box!

We bring a new look to real es­tate to help in­te­grate you within our com­mu­nity. A pro­found love and knowl­edge of Santa Fe com­bine with a fresh out­look, vi­tal­ity, ex­pe­ri­ence, lo­cal in­sight and fun make Pene­lope and Drew your trusted real-es­tate ad­vi­sors. Con­tact Pene­lope at 505-6903751 (pene­lope.vasquez@sothe­byshomes. com) and Drew at 505-470-9194 (drew. lamprich@sothe­

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