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Welcome to the Summer Issue of Su Casa

People often use the term “dog days of summer” with a negative connotation, but I look at it differently. To me, it’s all about having the long hours of daylight in which we can do the things we love: outdoor activities and sports, entertaining, puttering around in the yard, enjoying our hobbies and so much more. It’s time to relax with friends and family in our favorite outdoor spaces— whether at home, a neighborhood restaurant patio or one of our numerous local parks. It’s through this lens, we bring you the summer issue of Su Casa.

 

 

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living room open to outside

an ideal plan

by Paula M. Bodah photographs by Mark William This builder’s home, an award-winning contemporary dwelling,…

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walnut contemporary kitchen

a sky’s eye view

by Vicki Martinez photographs by Wendy McEahern a grueling beginning ends with delicately complex and…

2 Shares
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The Always Pan from Our Place

gone green

by Heather Shoning We’re seeing green this summer everywhere from our backyards to our kitchens. Bring a little fresh green into your life with any of these products in this pleasing palette.…

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African home goods
local goods

by Michaela Hart Favorite finds for home right in your…

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new mexican sunflower
sunshine on a stem

by Elaine D. Briseño Bring the beauty of sunflowers into…

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adobe entryway
what lies ahead

Creating a grand entrance to a home requires forethought and…

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purple dishware
pleasing purples

by Heather Shoning Lavender, amethyst, eggplant … any hue will…

STUNNING KITCHENS
BEAUTIFUL BATHS
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interior decor

curated decor

by Patricia L. Garcia Bringing the world into your home…

2021 SPRING PARADE OF HOMES GUIDE

The Albuquerque Spring Parade of Homes Guide includes maps and directions to 20+ newly built and remodeled houses by some of the area’s best contractors and designers.

Spring Parade of Homes read now
vegetarian and vegan comfort food

comfort food

by Jessa Cast a chef makes vegetarian food everyone enjoys…

buffet

movie munchies

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INSIDE SU CASA

People often use the term “dog days of summer” with a negative connotation, but I look at it differently. To me, it’s all about having the long hours of daylight in which we can do the things we love: outdoor activities and sports, entertaining, puttering around in the yard, enjoying our hobbies and so much more. It’s time to relax with friends and family in our favorite outdoor spaces— whether at home, a neighborhood restaurant patio or one of our numerous local parks. It’s through this lens, we bring you the summer issue of Su Casa.

You’ll find the best tips and trends for designing and decorating your outdoor living spaces as well as a guide to shade options for keeping the summer sun at bay. For entertaining outdoors, we share tips for putting together a beautiful charcuterie board that will ‘wow!’ your guests. Our local wine expert touts the reasons to choose a crisp sauvignon blanc to accompany your outdoor festivities.

I might say this every issue, but I’m continually astonished by the best-in-class craftsmanship we have in our distinguished home building community. Our feature homes by Quality Builders in Albuquerque and Woods Design Builders in Santa Fe are nothing short of amazing in every detail from structural to the finishing touches. And each one is designed to blur the line between indoors and out—just the way we like to live here in New Mexico.

For as much time as we spend outside, we probably spend equal amounts in the heart of the home. In this special kitchen issue, we look inside six unique kitchens from area builders with design ideas to awe and inspire you.

Residents and visitors alike will delight at the creative local shops we highlight. And artist Krysteen Waszak shares how the New Mexican landscape inspires her rich, sunny plein air paintings.

It’s our pleasure to bring summer to your doorstep and inspire your dog days.

William P. Lang
Publisher

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Wendy McEahern