Over the course of our travels, we never cease to be amazed at how truly inspiring Southwestern decor can be. From different colored adobes to rustic wooden doors, there is something so entirely unique about each area and how they have embraced their Southwestern heritage. Adobe, which has been traditionally referred to as a style of mudbrick construction, is one of the first things we associate with Southwestern decor. Across the Four Corners region, adobe structures are made from cob and rammed earth, as well as mud bricks, and painted in a variety of hues and colors to express the individual look of the building. From Santa Fe, New Mexico (where building codes are relatively strict) to Tucson, Arizona and all the way back up to Southwestern Colorado, adobe structures are used commercially and residentially especially since they are considered to be green buildings with an increased energy efficiency.
You’ll find a few of our favorite spots (to eat and to visit) shown below. Click on each image for a larger view. Can you pick any adobe structures out that you know?
Wishing you Happy Discoveries!
— Amy, Mr.D and the SWD Team
Adobe is so warm and inviting. I recognize the places in Taos. You have captured it wonderfully.
Bryon, we feel the same. Being surrounded by structures made of earth is so grounding and peaceful. Thanks for the kind comment.