Inspiration

Modern Desert Style

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the desert lately ever since we bought a house there last year and I’ve become so fond of it I miss it when I leave. Dry air, balmy nights, red rocks, cactus and joshua trees, tank tops, flowing skirts, tribal jewelry, and the eternal search for shelter from the hot summer sun.

Have you noticed the reentry of desert style into design? Coachella inspired clothing has taken over summer fashion, and many retailers have added Navajo and southwest motifs to their furniture and textile collections this year. White or stucco walls, wood tones, and desert botanicals complete the look. 

antrhopologie interior

anthropologie

duvet southwest motif

urban outfitters

southwest style interior

design*sponge

southwest style dining room

apartment therapy

modern southwest style

source unknown

mod southwest ralph lauren

ralph lauren

southwest rug

design*sponge

southwest textiles

modern findings

southwest and kilim textiles

nest together

modern desert anthropolgie

anthropologie

What say you? Are you inspired to add a touch of desert style to your home?

Looks I’m Loving

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

This month I transitioned my wardrobe to flip flops and tank tops, tis the season. I haven’t given my home a summer refresh other than putting away the winter blankets and fluffing a few toss pillows since I’ve been busy with bigger projects. We did install a retractable screen door on the French door in our kitchen that leads to the rear courtyard, and that my friends is life changing when the sun goes down. Cool evening breeze + no bugs = happy CG, that little luxury brings so much contentment.

Having added nothing new to my own home this season other than that screen door, I am living vicariously through the decorating ideas of others. Looks I’m loving…

Mismatched Painted Dining Chairs

mismatched painted chairs

craftberry bush

mismatched painted dining chairs

 vtwonen

 

High Contrast Bathrooms with Patterned Tile Floors

quatrefoil tile bathroom floor

house and garden

dark vanity brass pulls patterned tile floor

amy bartlam

 

Botanicals Galore

ferns on mantel

hymns and verses

shelf of plants

better homes and gardens

For more inspiration on the topic of botanical filled planters take a peek at my latest article for Lamps Plus about stylish indoor and outdoor planters.

What looks are you loving this season?