Querentia Style

Querentia style developed from a lifetime of experiences from being a teacher, artist, wife, animal lover, and world traveler.

 

Que Throm is my inspiration. She is ageless. Querentia style is a result of her active mind always learning and exploring. As she is so creative, I always love to see what she has been up to. Lately that has been completing the building of her second Mexican home. The first house, she sold to a woman who moved to San Miguel de Allende driving down from California with her dogs. The woman slept in her car until she found a home to purchase. Five days later she bought Que’s home. San Miguel is full of brave independent women, such as this, who want to live life exuberantly.

Despite moving in days before I arrived in San Miguel, Que threw a dinner party for a group of us visiting from Orlando. In just a few short days the house was already spectacular. Que has tremendous style. Her houses are dramatic yet warm and a feast for the eyes. She is married to Cicero Greenhouse, another talented artist. Naturally, their walls are filled with art. Additional interest comes from the ethnic textiles that are a passion of Que’s. She pulls from her collection to create headboards, ottomans, and pillows.

Once her home is complete, I hope to feature the house in full. In the meantime here are a few casual shots to illustrate the fascinating Querentia style.

The dining room is simple yet bold with a large round table and painted equipale chairs.

The dining room is simple yet bold with a large round table and painted equipale chairs.

A favorite example of Querentia style is this fireplace with flanking banquettes. Que has used this arrangement in her last three houses as it works so successfully. The cantera stone mantel adds great style without adding color.

A favorite example of Querentia style is this fireplace with flanking banquettes. Que has used this arrangement in her last three houses as it works so successfully. The cantera stone mantel adds great style without adding color.

Que and Cicero chose to build their home in the brutalist style seen in the kitchen ceiling.

Que and Cicero chose to build their home in the brutalist style exemplified in the kitchen ceiling.

The stairwell is dramatic by its severity and lighting.

The stairwell is dramatic by its severity and lighting.

A boveda ceiling and skylight are a surprise when looking up.

A boveda ceiling and skylight are a surprise when looking up.

Just about anything can be made in México. For example, this iron door was custom designed by Que. The frosted glass has yet to be installed.

Just about anything can be made in México. For example, this iron door was custom designed by Que. The frosted glass for privacy has yet to be installed.

A touch of "Raj" is found upstairs.

A touch of “Raj” is found upstairs.

A lively succulent in the upstairs landing.

A lively succulent in the upstairs landing.

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