Santa Fe-style decorating is a coast-to-coast trend. Hundreds of thousands have scoured Christine Mather' s previous books, eager to incorporate Santa Fe design elements into their own homes. Now, in Santa Fe Houses, Mather combines concrete and practical home-decorating suggestions with the beautiful photographs of her longtime collaborator, Jack Parsons, creating an invaluable guide for anyone interested in building, decorating, or remodeling a home in Santa Fe style. Santa Fe Houses draws inspiration from the four traditional Native American elements-- fire, earth, water, and air-- and shows how they can be used to wonderful effect in kitchens and dining rooms, entry-ways and living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, porches, and patios. Along the way, Mather showcases furniture, rugs, lighting, hardware, tiles, shutters, and other expressions of the Santa Fe look, and ends with a comprehensive directory of sources.
CHRISTINE MATHER's other books include Santa Fe Christmas, True West, and Native America: Arts, Traditions, and Celebrations. She lives, not surprisingly, in Santa Fe. JACK PARSONS has documented the American Southwest in film and photographs for more than 25 years.