A one-of-a-kind cast concrete wall acts as the guest entry way to dining area of the Broken Spanish Restaurant. Sandblasted Brazilian marble floors create depth and add a balanced contrast to the “tin” textured ceiling in the main dining room. Behind, a decorative cinder block wall is adorned with hanging plants in a nod to indoor-outdoor eating.
Contrasting wood finishes give this office a sense of warmth while highlighting the custom spun glass rondelles set into the cabinet panels. The panels slide to the sides to conceal the bookshelves and office items and to reveal hand-turned wood pieces made by the homeowner that are displayed on the center shelves. The desk features custom-fabricated legs.
Southwestern style is having a major moment right now, and with it we’re seeing fresh ways to use classic pieces. Here, mounted antlers are used to hold a dream catcher and printed banner, but you can use antlers to display a variety of things. When searching for pieces to display, use the dessert as inspiration. Think cacti and warm, sun-baked tones like terra cotta.
Instead of stealing the spotlight, this modern home in Scottsdale, Ariz. uses a streamlined, one-story design to keep all eyes on its desert surroundings. As a result, guests who follow the paved driveway can admire tall saguaro plants and see Pinnacle Peak in all its glory.
The Territorial style and adobe exterior of the house were both designed to complement the architecture of the local community. While the exterior remains more traditional, the interior spaces -- like this covered sitting area and its furniture -- are heavily influenced by contemporary style.
That mixture of Territorial, Spanish, and contemporary styles continues into the backyard, where a stone deck looks out onto the horizon. After a leisurely afternoon of sunbathing, the owners and their friends can cross the pavers towards the pool for a refreshing swim.
Stunning Southwestern Living Room Boasts Stone Walls
Stone accent walls bring a touch of the natural world into this open and contemporary living room. Neutral, copper toned furnishings with southwestern style patterns brings desert flair into the Phoenix home.
This large scale room is brought down to earth with natural accessories like the log coffee table, indoor topiaries and low-slung furniture. The custom "bonfire" in the fireplace adds a touch of whimsy to the hard surfaces surrounding the fireplace.