After living within the sensual surrounds of a New Mexico adobe home, the authors began an exploration of adobe design and living that has spanned many years and regions, including the remote mountains of Mexico. They reveal the simplicity of the adobe design style and the architectural elements that convey time-honoured beauty and character.
In their fourth book, authors/designers Karen Witynski and Joe Carr forage through the American Southwest and mountains of Mexico in search of the furnishings, accents and architectural elements that reveal its time-honored beauty and character. From rugged Arizona ranches and haciendas to contemporary Santa Fe homes, Adobe Details celebrates the natural materials--earth, wood and stone--that proudly bear evidence of the human hand. From adobe walls textured with agave fibers to hand-adzed vigas and gleaming Saltillo-tile floors, the adobe home is alive with rich surfaces that evoke a casual, timesless context. Adobe Details will show you how to achieve the look.