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2022 Home Trendspotting By: ERIN COULEHAN

Cedar & Vine Illuminates West El Paso By: CHRISTINE HOWARD

A Midtown Getaway By: WAYNE HILTON

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eeling funky? Patterned jute, rush, and abaca rugs expand a space through texture that deepens the aesthetic and is easily

accessorized. Many of us are still craving sensory stimulation -- particularly touch -- that has been stymied during the pandemic. pandem Plush

velvet furniture or textured lampshades can pepper the overall vision of a space that looks as good as it feels. Textured walls, like exposed

brick, can be used to add a masculine edge to a room or office. By contrast, soften up textures with live plants and framed art.

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levate outdoor living and enjoy the

warm weather that showcases

an understanding of taste and the times. Outdoor decor has transformed into an extension of interior design as we move further into the pandemic, which creates opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors at home (and from a distance, if that’s your preference.) From stringed lights that add a glow to any evening party, to bright flowers in ornate pots that redefine the aesthetic. Funky furniture can be accessorized and changed through the seasons with throw pillows, seasonal flowers, and other elements of coziness in the pursuit of comfort.

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Illuminates West El Paso | Words and Photos by: CHRISTINE HOWARD |

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l Paso’s northwest is growing exponentially and the

owners of Cedar & Vine saw the need for an exciting new restaurant to be a staple in the community. With a Mediterranean fusion-style menu and a new desert modern building by Root Architects, the interior design was encouraged to be bright, earthy, and textured so that guests would be exceedingly comfortable while enjoying the space. The hue of the ceiling is a mix of colors that were melded to create a color befitting of the Mediterranean Sea as it deepens away from the shore. The whitewash brick wall is a strong background to the earthy wood tones in the furniture, the cedar shelves at the bar, and the pebbled concrete floors. The sandy geometric marble mosaic that wraps around both the

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interior and exterior of the bar offers a muted nod to the antiquated texture found in the environment around the Mediterranean coast. Light was a huge consideration in this design. Bright walls and mirrored tiles in the bar arches, as well as mirrors along the brick wall, help bounce the immense natural light around the room during the day. And while the natural light is impressive, chandeliers were chosen to serve not only to designate the seating areas in the openness but as pieces of art, dangling like decorative lanterns from the vastness of the blue ceiling. In the evening, the different fixtures create a giant candle-like glow that draws customers in with its warmth. The atmosphere is distinctly Cedar & Vine.

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Dedicated Desk : $400 Month Choose one of our luxury Dedicated Desks with locking drawers, in one of our stylish private rooms. You’ll get access to premium private rooms. You’ll get access to premium amenities with a guaranteed spot to plug in and get to work. Best for: Startups and small companies, Freelancers and consultants, Remote workers

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Companies of 1-100+ Satellite and established teams Autonomy within community

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surprising Style and Unique Design Shape a Midtown Getaway

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hen talking to artists and designers, it’s fascinating

As the design process of the project ensued, reflecting on my own

to hear the recounts of projects that have truly

Airbnb experiences was instrumental for inspiration. The tag on my

inspired them, shaped who they are, and exemplified

favorite suitcase reads “Travel Junkie” and a loose tally of recent

their skill and style. Sleepless nights filled with

travels adds up to over 50 AirBnb stays in 29 cities across the globe.

ideas, possibilities, and countless hours of tireless

My reflection on these Airbnb experiences would become the

dedication; this is the fuel that brings these works

touchstone by which this project would evolve. Unique style, comfort,

to life. Like raising a child, we become attached to these projects,

and thoughtful amenities top the list of “must-haves” for the space.

giving them life, and ultimately setting them free to experience both scale, there is an unexplainable combination of elements that align,

First and Lasting Impressions

making this work unique, relevant, and necessary.

Curb appeal is paramount and building off the property’s existing

the approval and criticism of their observers. Regardless of scope or

charm is key. Visitors are welcomed by the familiarity of the original Welcome to my project, Casita Yandell.

stone construction, paired with the non-traditional use of corrugated metal and vibrant accent colors of yellowish-green and orange.

Casita Yandell, a charming 1935 duplex in the heart of El Paso’s

Identical angular canopies flank the entrance, while xeriscaping and

Midtown District, combines both style and amenities to create an

regional cacti complete the landscaping. The sidewalks have been

unforgettable experience for its guests. What started as a renovation

resurfaced with vintage-inspired pavers, while all walkway risers have

to upgrade and improve a declining residence quickly escalated to a

been covered in Italian porcelain tiles reflective of multicultural motifs.

passion project, designing a short-term rental that would effectively represent the warmth, hospitality, and diversity of El Paso.

As you approach the side-facing front door, an exterior corridor leads you to the surprise of a private, elevated rear patio. A quartet

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of orange Acapulco chairs is reminiscent of mid-century, south-of-

Rugs and textiles are my biggest weakness and the most inspired

the-border style, while images of artworks from downtown El Paso

necessity for interiors. The pieces used throughout the space have

surround the space.

been collected from various travels, including a recent trip to Oaxaca City, Mexico.

The next “first impression” is stepping through the front door and entering a space of meticulously curated furnishings and décor. Most decades of

Artwork of Barcelona-born, Oaxaca-based photographer Marcel

the twentieth century are represented, while mid-century modern might

Rius hangs over the sofa, while the work of Michoacan-based

take the lead in style influence. There are touches of Hollywood regency

painter Salvador Luna is featured over the walnut side table. Local

reflected in the fireplace, and the flanking bookshelves are intentionally

artists Miguel Juarez and Edgar Lopez are featured in paintings and

crowded with books and objects that inspire.

sculptures respectively.

Custom moldings have been added to the mantle, and the fireplace

The original layout of the space was segmented. Three separate

hearth features two book towers stacked on custom design pedestals

interior doors isolated the living room from both the kitchen and

topped by matching lion bookends. The obvious reference to art and

the hallway, as well as closed off the space from the kitchen to the

travel gives a cohesiveness to the space that invokes comfort and

hallway. All doors were eliminated, the walls were opened to create

evokes curiosity, two of my favorite qualities in AirBnB experiences!

a more fluid, welcoming space. The kitchen now features a built-in bar or eating area overlooking the hallway, and the hallway went from

Signature pieces include the Marshall Furniture mid-century tile top

being solely a passageway to a featured gallery space with a linear

coffee table and a trio of Indonesian wood accent pedestal tables.

display of religious icons.

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At first glance, the galley-style kitchen might be interpreted as the heart of a local speakeasy, and rightfully so! The overabundance of carefully selected barware is intentional, creating a mood of festive consumption, be it hand-crafted libations or non-alcoholic mocktails. A small shelf featuring the iconic mixologist bible (and my favorite cocktail book) Death & Co. can be found next to the array of glassware displayed on the wall-mounted bar cabinet. If you are inclined to brush up on your cocktail-making skills, or perhaps try something new, you won’t have to face it alone! Regardless of your drink or nibble of choice, the atmosphere says “Enjoy!” And you should. Did I mention the coffee set-up? In addition to a Moka Pot for stove-top espresso and a traditional French press, both paired with perfect grinds of local coffee, there is a full Keurig coffee bar set up for a quick cup to-go. Just as the living room establishes the overall vibe for the Casita Yandell experience, the kitchen acts as the heart of the space, connecting common areas and giving guests a place to work or host.

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Vintage 60’s era bar stools serve as seating for both work and leisure, while direct and indirect lighting allows for mood control. The decorative Italian porcelain tile is repeated in the kitchen, featured on both the bar top and backsplashes. Retro-inspired appliances boost the eclectic style, adding the perfect amount of flair and functionality to the space.

Calm and Collected As colorful and diversely appointed as the styles of the living room and kitchen, the bathroom and bedroom are conversely monochromatic, subtle in décor, and visually calming. Inspired by decorative motifs that are true to the property’s era, soft hues of yellow and subtle green anchor the look, with accents of black and white featured in the bathroom tile. A traditional four-poster antique bed takes on new life with a surprising paint treatment, while a neon sign overhead reminds guests that as luxurious as the bed feels, perhaps, “it was all a dream”. Adding to the overall “dreaminess” of the bedroom is the accent lighting, including a classic gold-tone lamp table with reverse painted glass, a painted metal 50’s era floral table lamp, and a classic spiral Chula shell chandelier. Rounding out the dream is a perfect view of the private back patio, which is a dreamy space in its own right! I was sitting in the living room of Casita Yandell a few days after we shot the photos for this article.I was enjoying a cup of French press coffee with a dear friend, who happens to be a prolific residential architect and also has the most elevated taste level of anyone I know. I was nervous. As she absorbed the various layers and textures of the project, she put me at ease with her honesty and sincere words. “I’m Inspired!” There’s a lot to see in this small space of a project, and she did not miss an inch. “The details are what make it, you have taken the time to address the details.” The details! I had never considered that something so innate in my process would ultimately be so critical and actually necessary, to the success of my work. It may be the “Devil in the details” but it’s facing that design fear that can ultimately lead to creative success. Disfrutar! www.thecitymagazineelp.com

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iven up conversation around the coffee table and bolster erudition with the release of books that are as intellectually stimulating as they are aesthetically pleasing. The endless scroll of rapidly-changing news cycles is exhausting but unplugging with an easy (and commitment-free) read can make for a muchneeded mental health reprieve without leaving the couch.

History As They Saw It brings art, culture, and technology to life in

Nectar of the Gods instructs mere mortals how to add divinity

vivid colors with a remarkable collection of photographs from the

to spirits in their daily lives (and Happy Hours). The cocktail book

annals of history. The 120 photo collection has been thoroughly

provides 75 recipes to create sweet libations worthy of the gods

restored and rendered in color, literally and figuratively demonstrating

that are all inspired by Greek mythology. Authors Liv Albert and Thea

the value of viewing history in anything but black and white. The

Engst (hosts of the Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby podcast along with

images are curated by Wolfgang Wild (the brains behind Retronaut:

illustrator Sara Richard illuminate each recipe in a series of sections

The Photographic Time Machine) and reconstructed by Jordan Lloyd

that range from “Indulging with the Olympians” and “Imbibing with

of Dynamichrome, who used a cutting edge approach to color render

Immortals” to “Getting Hammered with Heroes” and “Sipping with

iconic images that range from Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother”

the Supernatural.” The book is rich with wit and tasty concoctions

taken during the Great Depression to the iceberg that sank The Titanic

that will make you glad to combine the Classics with cocktails.

to the first selfie.

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Positively Introverted: Finding Your Way in a World Full of People

The Mommy Life: An Unshaven, Milk-Stained (But Hopeful) Peek

by Maureen “Marzi” Wilson, creator of Introvert Doodles, shares

into the Real World of Mommyhood elucidates the ups, downs, and

expertise, words, and illustrations that make life a little less

absurd moments that mom life assures. Author Gina McMillen gives

overwhelming. The book is an advice-driven collection that not only

readers wry commentary with silly illustrations that create a sense

explains the ins and outs of introversion but also provides insight into

of unity among mothers. The collection can serve as a much-needed

different life experiences ranging from mental health, public relations,

smile during a bad day or a gift to a fellow mother to let her know

romance, family function, and more. After more than two years of

she’s not alone. Parenting is hard, but it’s sometimes nice to be able

living through a pandemic, the images and positive messages serve

to laugh about it.

as a form of self-care that adds optimism to introversion one turn of the page at a time.

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