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Dream Design Districts

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Santa Fe boasts some stellar design districts, vibrant consortiums that make it simple to visit a variety of design-related businesses concentrated in particular areas. With no backtracking and no hassle, you can enjoy a leisurely day of shopping and browsing, stopping for lunch or a pick-me-up whenever the spirit strikes you.

TRAILHEAD DESIGN SOURCE

In the heart of Santa Fe’s redeveloped Baca Railyard is an exciting new destination: Trailhead Design Source. What was once the historic Monte Vista Fuel and Feed Building has been transformed into a community hub by the talented team at Serquis + Associates. The hub features vacation rentals, an electric vehicle recharge station, bike parking, a shared conference room, a sensory garden and Opuntia Cafe, a teahouse that serves delectable dishes in a greenhouse-like setting. Businesses include ones specializing in interior design, such as Jennifer Ashton Interiors, in landscape design and in software development. As part of the overall redevelopment of the city’s unique Railyard site, the Trailhead Design Source succeeds in simultaneously bringing the past into the present without losing sight of the center’s importance as transportation hub, an economic hub and focal point for arts and culture.

Situated at the edge of downtown (see map on page 30), the Trailhead Design Source is linked to the North Railyard and the Santa Fe Plaza via a pedestrian and bike path, and it’s only a short distance from the South Capitol Rail Runner station. The site features an outdoor shared space that invites users to relax and be inspired, whether they are enjoying tea from the cafe, staying in one of the vacation rentals or utilizing the services of the various design professionals located on site. For more information, see sfrailyardcc.org.

Trailhead Businesses:

Opuntia • Jennifer Ashton Interiors • The Trailhead Apartments • Serquis + Associates Landscape Architecture • EMR-Bear

DESIGN DISTRICT TRIANGLE

The Design District Triangle, an association of home-furnishing businesses and design studios situated in a central area of Santa Fe, arose from a conversation between the owners of two home furnishings stores, Reside Home and Ampersand Old & New. They discussed ways to elevate public awareness of the many businesses of this type that aren’t in the easily identified Railyard or downtown area. Looking at a map, the owners discovered 18 of these businesses that are concentrated in a four-block triangular area bordered by Guadalupe St. and Paseo de Peralta on two sides, and bounded by Old Santa Fe Trail on the third. Voil.! The Design District Triangle was born.

As with major metropolitan areas, in which design resources are concentrated within a specific area for ease of shopping, Santa Fe’s Design District Triangle makes it easy for locals and visitors to explore the wealth of resources in a finite area. Moreover, the district enables the businesses to showcase their individual strengths while contributing to the overall growth and evolution of design in Santa Fe. The district’s website, www. DesignDistrictTriangle.com, provides a directory of the member businesses, and a Special Events tab links to highlights about individual businesses and seasonal events. While in the district, be sure to sample Radish & Rye’s farm-inspired contemporary American cuisine, decadent desserts and drinks. In a hurry? Pop into Sage Bakehouse, an artisan bread bakery, pastry shop and caf., for a tartine, panini or cold sandwich.

Triangle Businesses: • Allbright & Lockwood • Ampersand Old & New • Array • Casa Nova by Natalie • Core Value Interiors • French & French Interiors • HVL interiors • Kitchens By Jeanne • K. O’Neal Santa Fe • La Casa Fina • Melinda Browning • Millicent by Emily Henry • Moss Collection • Pillow Talk • Reside Home • Samuel Design Group • Statements • WallFlower

PACHECO PARK DESIGN DISTRICT

Pacheco Park, located in the heart of Santa Fe, was the city’s original — first — design district, and today it remains a popular destination for both locals and visitors. A micro-community with macro-level ideas and innovation, it’s home to some of Santa Fe’s most innovative lifestyle, health and design businesses that can help clients build new homes, design dream kitchens, get fit or enjoy delicious, nourishing meals. People come to Pacheco Park to advance ideas, make big plans, begin new businesses and design their dream homes. In short, they come here to help bring their dreams and ideas to fruition.

Pacheco Park is the home of brilliant outcomes, innovation and community. With businesses such as Santa Fe by Design, Form + Function, Annie O’Carroll Interior Design, Tierra Concepts and Custom Window Coverings, there is much to see and to explore. So park your car, grab a bite to eat at the award-winning Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen and visit some of Santa Fe's most iconic businesses.

Pachecho Park Businesses

• Annie O'Carroll Interior Design
• Archaeo Architects
• Betty Beachum, CCIM
• Counter Intelligence
• Custom Window Coverings
• D. Maahs Construction
• DaVinci Body Studio
• Design Connection
• Firefly Strategies
• Form + Function
• GLASSplash
• H and S Craftsmen
• Morton Accounting
• New Water Innovations
• La Farge Foundation for Folk Art
• Pink Adobe Productions
• Proscape Landscape Management
• Que Tenga Buena Mano
• Ritual Care Salon
• Santa Fe By Design
• Santa Fe Canon
• Santa Fe Pro Musica
• Santa Fean Magazine/Bella Media
• Specifica, Inc.
• Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen
• Talweg Creative
• The Accessory Annex
• Tierra Concepts Inc., Designer Builder
• Trattel Court Reporting
• Victoria at Home

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Leah Pinkus