Whether you are looking at a potential home and imagining what could become of it, or decorating your own home, there is one very important factor in making your house a home: inspiration. No matter where that inspiration comes from, you want a look that makes you feel comfortable and at home, a look that you love. Inspiring images help you to find that look or style that you love and provide a great starting place for decorating your home. Today we have some inspiring photos from the work of interior designers Michael Violante and Paul Rochford. They create unique looks that portray the home owner’s personalities yet still admired by many.
Modernized Southwest Style
Designed by Violante & Rochford Interiors
photo credit: Wendy McEahern
Violante & Rochford, a Santa Fe, New Mexico based interior design firm work extensively throughout the United States. Consisting of Michael Violante and Paul Rochford, the duo, who is also a married couple, offer full-service interior design services, from traditional to contemporary and specialize in modernizing Southwest homes!
Using their combined experience of 38 years, Michael and Paul always design homes that reflect the personalities of their clients and execute their visions flawlessly. Their distinctive style often uses art as a focal point for projects, and employs neutral palettes with bold but chic pops of color. They are lovers of light, nature, open spaces, grand vistas and mixing antique pieces with new items and artworks.
Throughout their photos you will notice how they aren't afraid to mix patterns to pull off that unique and one of a kind look. They almost always use rugs as well which adds style, color, and texture as again, the pattern will be varying but complimentary to the rest of the room.
“We want to help create a home that is unique to the individual. Not having a formula for any one project – each is a one of a kind place – specific to the tastes and needs of the people we often have the good fortune to nor only call clients – but good friends.” Many are clients on more than one project.
Their motto: “Experience heartfelt design service that will exceed your expectations. We specialize in residential, commercial, hospitality and offer continued service, room by room or whole house.”
The duo has a brand new retail shop, which also houses their design office and beautifully curated showroom. Located in a historic Santa Fe Arts and Crafts home, the shop is adorned with unique gifts, covetable art, and eclectic treasures from all over the world.
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