The newly renovated rooms at La Fonda feature craftsmanship and artwork that reveals and honors our rich and storied past. Take a moment to explore and experience our upgrades, you’ll discover they are authentic and deeply rooted in history and culture, yet interwoven with fresh, modern elements.
Each guest room has its own unique headboard, individually hand painted by local artists, many from surrounding pueblos. Inspired by our original designer, Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter, artists were given her color palettes and motifs and were allowed to improvise designs derived from their own experience and understanding.
The rugs, bed pillows, curtain panels and lampshades showcase custom designs influenced by colcha embroidery, an art form practiced in colonial New Mexico.
The tile murals in the bathrooms are each hand painted by a local artist and have characteristics of colcha-inspired New Mexican scenes – animals, floral and landscapes, offering our guests a sense of serenity.
Whimsical lighting fixtures and ironwork pay homage to Colter’s eclectic tastes, yet are charming and timeless.
And, finally, as you look outside your windows to take in the beautiful Santa Fe scenery, remember that you are peering through the past. We designed new clad casement windows that both use and protect the original frames and posts. As a bonus, they are more energy-efficient and are a wonderful complement to our new stucco.
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