Working with the lovely Heidi Cost (also of the Heidi Cost Photography, Vista del Mar Resort, and La Buena Vida Restaurant websites, which we have had the pleasure of designing, too) is always so much fun! For her family’s adorable adobe rental casita in historic downtown Santa Fe, we were able to go Santa Fe-crazy creating a new WordPress website design, branding, and graphic embellishments with a Southwestern turquoise and rust color scheme, Western-inspired fonts, and geometric Native American graphic accents to reflect the look of the wall hangings, decorations, and charm of the casita itself. We also used a photograph we took of a local agave plant for the site’s background wallpaper to finish off the Santa Fe feel.
Features include: a sidebar widget offering prominent access to guest reviews and instant booking reservations on every page; a custom booking form and calendar of available dates; details on amenities and local attractions; a gallery showcasing each room; family history of the property; directions and embedded Google map to help guests find their way.
As you can imagine, Heidi is really well-versed now in updating her various WordPress website designs that we have created for her. The Chavez House site offers her that same simple updating capability, and Heidi can add photos, check booking requests, keep her reservations calendar up to date, and keep all the details about the casita and local Santa Fe tips current.
Next time you’re in Santa Fe, a stay at this cozy home in an awesome location will be sure to make your trip even more special!
-Kristin + Jackie