A Territorial Treasure

            Mansion3rv copy                          The New Mexico Governor’s Mansion in Santa Fe is a Territorial home designed by noted architect John Gaw Meem. It was a pleasure to work around the stunning art collection on loan from the Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe and the New Mexico Museum of Art.

This living room is elegant and informal while also managing to be relaxed and regional; we kept the palette neutral so the artwork would be the defining feature. The furniture combines classic lines with interesting European fabrics; the wooden trunk is a regional antique. The decor is classic, the art unmistakably Southwestern, yet the room embraces influences from around the world.