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Full service interior design from traditional to contemporary

The well-known and much-loved interior design firm V & R Interiors in Santa Fe, and proprietors of THE STORE, welcome Kelly Collum and John Hare of San Antonio interiors firm Core Design as new owners! (May 2024)

Paul Rochford and Michael Violante chose Core Design and its principals to carry on their legacy.  V & R Interiors will continue with the same quality, service, and collaborative design process with clients.  The entire V & R staff remains and will help bridge John and Kelly's talent for design to fit the Santa Fe aesthetic.

A San Antonio native with careers in interior design, music, and law, John Hare brings an eagle-eye for design encouraged by his artistic mother and several terrific guides along the way.  He determines how clients live in their spaces, and designs around them, utilizing specific desires to live a happy life more efficiently and in style.  As Lead Designer for his design companies, Core Design in Texas, and V & R Interiors in New Mexico, John is responsible for all aspects of projects, attaining exceptional results in dressing spaces and captivating elegance.


Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Kelly Collum embarked on a wide and varying career path.  Having worked in management at a Fortune 500 company as well as banking, his mission includes operations management for his companies, Core Design and V & R Interiors, full-service concierge design firms, excelling in exceptional interior and exterior design, and decorating improvements for the discerning residential and commercial clients.

V & R Interiors is in an historically significant Arts and Crafts structure on Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe.  Under one roof, V & R Interiors has a notable showroom and one of the largest fabric libraries in the area.  Additionally, this space is home to THE STORE, the perfect complement to the core interior design business.  THE STORE is filled with artisanal design objects from around the world, from recycled, hand-blown glass from Paris to cheeky ceramics from Maine, furniture, antiques, art, and the most unique and function-ready houseware needs have been assembled all in one place.  We add new items to our collection as we are always looking for the special, the useful, the handy, and the beautiful.

V & R Interiors works with a diverse group of creatives to offer their clients the best and boldest resources available, from custom home builders to custom furniture fabricators, antique and art galleries, handmade rugs and carpets, landscapers, and more.  They have a team of experts who offer exclusive wall-finishes, custom bedding, lighting, millwork.  And can repurpose any of the client's own pieces so that it all fits together seamlessly.

Residential and Commercial Interiors:

Photo credit: Laura Jin Photography

John Hare and Kelly Collum
  • New Construction/Finish Selection

  • Gut Renovation

  • Color Consultation

  • Custom Furniture Cabinetry, Bedding, Rugs, Wall and Window Treatments, Upholstery , Hardware

  • Lighting Design and Custom Fixtures

  • Art and Antique Curation

  • Fabric Resource

  • Landscaping Resource

  • Accessories

  • Repurposing of Furniture, Art, Antiques

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