Modern Desert Style

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

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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?

Creating an Outdoor Oasis

June 15th, 2015

*This post brought to you in partnership with hayneedle.com

Helloooo and happy Monday friends, welcome to another week. I am enjoying the much slower pace that June and July brings, yesterday we spent a few hours relaxing at a friend’s house by their swimming pool (remember Cheryl’s outdoor makeover?) The Warriors’ victory was the perfect end to the weekend! #dubnation

Today I’m sharing the outdoor poolside cabana-ish covered patio I styled for hayneedle.com a few weeks ago. Several months ago the company approached me with the opportunity to transform a plain outdoor space into a poolside oasis so I was delighted to partner with them and combine a variety of their outdoor furnishings and accessories to create a relaxing outdoor room at the Las Vegas house we’ve been remodeling. Someday it will become a rental, so I pulled together a space for our family, friends, and future tenants to enjoy.

outdoor pillows

You’ll recall a few months ago I wrote about the pool remodel, in the “before” picture of the covered patio below you’ll notice the old tile. After the makeover, the adjacent covered patio felt barren and boring, enter hayneedle.com to inspire a poolside paradise.

Before

covered outdoor area

After

outdoor room after

So often we want to bring the outdoors into our homes, but this space was the reverse, it was bringing the indoors out by combining a comfortable sofa, rug, curtains, art, and accessories to create an oasis outside.

outdoor sectional

 

green glassware

 

Across from the Coral Coast Conversation Set seen above is the most wonderful piece, it’s the Bali Hai potting bench/bar cart that I assembled myself, I love the contrast between the rich wood tones and stainless steel top, a piece that is versatile used as either a potting bench, as a bar, or simply for extra storage.

potting bench beverage bar

 

bar on bench

 

potting bench bar beverages

 

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