Resilient homebuilders gather again at Home Show | Local News

In the bustling lobby of the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, crowds pored over Lego designs by local children and waited to buy tickets while talking about what projects they hoped to advance.

A couple talked about their hunt to find a reliable contractor who wouldn’t disappear on them. Others spoke of solar energy upgrades and updates to the home office they spent too much time in during the past few years.

Meanwhile, in the exhibit hall Saturday a 10-foot LED screen played artsy videos reminiscent of a perfume ad that pulled together the existential angst of modern life and new countertops. A young woman twirled electric orbs like fire poi to entice visitors to inquire about home upgrades.

It was a seemingly triumphant return of the Santa Fe Home Show & Remodelers Showcase, which was one of the first large-scale events canceled because of COVID-19 in March 2020. In

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Follow these tips from experts to create a calming and practical home office

This article is reprinted by permission from The Escape Home, a newsletter for second homeowners and those who want to be. Subscribe here. © 2022. All rights reserved. 

Now we know. What worked in co-working spaces works even better in the home. Gone are the days of the forgotten guest bedroom and dusty study. The home office is no longer a single room, but one setting in a day filled with interactions, multi-tasking and recharging. 

Founder Alda Ly and designer Tania Chau from Alda Ly Architecture created some of the first co-working spaces that blended home and office life. Nationally renowned and named among the top 50 interior architecture firms of 2020 by Architects’ Newspaper, they designed the first locations for The Wing, the first all-women’s co-working space. They have since expanded into healthcare and wellness. 

“The focus of our projects is ‘how do we make people feel

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Animal Crossing Player Hides Secret Superhero Fortress In Home Design

An Animal Crossing: New Horizons player managed to hide a secret superhero fortress in their character’s cleverly mapped out home design.

While building out their villager’s detailed home design, an Animal Crossing: New Horizons player also snuck in a superhero secret lair. ACNH’s incredible customization tools allows players to craft nearly any kind of build their creative minds can conjure. Since the title’s launch roughly two years ago, users have designed everything from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s Hyrule Castle to Resident Evil’s Raccoon City Police Department.

The advent of Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Happy Home Paradise DLC in November 2021 elevated the customization possibilities further still. Notably, the paid expansion tasks players with joining Lottie’s Paradise Planning Team to help islanders at a resort build their ideal vacation homes. Thus far, the Paradise Planning Team’s clients have received brilliant restaurants, high-tech laboratories, fun-filled arcades, cafés, and

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How Designers Are Adding This Trendy Color To Home Design

This year is all about stepping out of the box and creating a home design that is unique, innovative, and exciting. So it’s no surprise that Pantone’s color of the year for 2022, Very Peri PANTONE 17-3938, upholds all of these sought-for qualities. Very Peri is a shade inspired by the creativity and imagination often seen today as the world and its people move through unprecedented change.

If you’re interested in this trendy shade and are curious about how you can invite it into your home, then you’ve come to the right place. We spoke to the experts to gain perspective on just how amazing this hue could be in your home!

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Why Pantone’s Very Peri is so appealing

Pantone’s Very Peri captures the excitement and wonder that reflect the present day. With so many changes occurring globally, the creators of Very Peri were inspired to make a

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