Tucked away on one of the oldest of Santa Fe’s historic downtown streets lies The Inn of the Five Graces—a boutique hotel so special, hospitable and low-key that it regularly plays host to R&R-seeking celebrities. Seret and Sons, the famed importers of exotic textiles and antique architectural remnants, operate the hotel.
The Seret family’s globe-trotting aesthetic is imprinted upon the individually appointed rooms, which feature couches and chairs upholstered with Afghan dhurrie carpets, suzani floral bedspreads, pillows and curtains. Ira Seret gained fame in fashion and interior design circles in the sixties and seventies with custom sheepskin coats, carpets and elaborate indoor tents that he designed in partnership with Afghan artisans. He later expanded his business into imports from other areas of Asia with strong handicraft traditions, including Kazahkstan, Pakistan, India and Tibet.