Never underestimate the power of a first impression – so believes Melissa Coleman of La Puerta Originals in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Whether you are selecting a pre-hung door or a slab that will be fit into a pre-existing frame, it’s important to choose a door that complements your home’s architecture.
When his parents, Ruthe and Ken Coleman, decided to renovate their historic Santa Fe adobe, Scott Coleman, the founder of La Puerta Originals and its creative director, was naturally tasked with designing their kitchen.
A custom Santa Fe gate is crafted with salvaged wood, an antique panel, custom grillwork and hammered reclaimed tin. Our final entry in this series features a classic Santa Fe gate. You see blue accents all over Santa Fe – doors, window trim, shutters, columns & corbels, tiles, and, yes, many gates. It is said that long ago, doors Read More
Here is the 2nd to last gate in this series of gate posts. My aim is to highlight the variety in just these four gates, as a taste of the possibilities of custom elements. Because we are a custom manufacturer we make each piece, whether a door, kitchen cabinet, vanity, bed or gate, by hand, specifically Read More
Gates made from salvaged building materials – reclaimed Douglas fir, carved panels from antique cabinet doors and hammered salvaged tin panels – for a Northern New Mexico property. I have another set of gates to share. These are going to Abiquiu, New Mexico (entry gate site shown above), a little less than an hour Read More
Antique Mexican doors and salvaged woods are used to make a pair of matching courtyard gates. Reclaimed tin is hammered flat and used to make a quilted edging on the tops and bottoms of the gates. We have been having some great gates coming out of the shops of late. I featured six of Read More
Beds crafted with architectural antiques – carved antique columns, corbels and surrounds. Our story starts in the year 2000, a year before I even came to LPO. Our client happened into our old location and was taken with a bed in the showroom. Usually the showroom is filled with finished product waiting to Read More
Featuring custom doors with carved surrounds and beds made from antique Mexican doors Hello! I am back for the conclusion of our Canyon Road Tour, with the last of the installation images taken at a remodeled condominium on Canyon Road, here in beautiful Santa Fe. I have to tell you, we are having a spectacular Read More
Custom kitchen design, custom doors and bathroom suite with carved custom vanity and antique columns Today we have some really fabulous install photos of La Puerta Originals creations. The custom kitchen features an intricately carved stove hood made with antique corbels and carved panels. The refrigerator has wooden panels that match the cabinetry. In Read More
Once out of the wood shop, our finishers take over. Working from the approved sample, they apply, usually in a number of layers, non-toxic, water-based patinas, resulting in a finish that has depth and complexity.