Don’t be spooked – Gothic design is more about drama than dark forces.
Romance, drama, intrigue – the hallmarks of Gothic literature also make for captivating modern design. But just because your aesthetic is more Frankenstein than faux-Tuscan doesn’t mean you have to live in a vampire castle. Channel the mystique of Gothic design, and leave the gargoyles to The Munsters.
Block relentless sunbeams with these shades and screens.
Arizona’s painterly sunrises and sunsets are legendary, but the ceaseless sun can pose a problem for desert dwellers. To maximize protection from ultraviolet rays in your home and yard, design pros recommend you get shady.
Form and function coexist in these chic, wire-free designs.
Nothing detracts from the design of a room quite like a tangled mass of wires suspended in the air like a digital spider. Banish these bundles of decorative blight by going wireless – or, at least, by creatively concealing them.
When the room’s filled with tile and pizzelles in a pile, that’s amore.
Whether you draw more inspiration from the pristine marble sculptures of Michelangelo and the majestic travertine of the Colosseum, or the sleek skyscrapers and zippy Vespas of Milan, Italian design is all about passion and attention to detail. Just forget the “Tuscan” McMansions that have cropped up in the Valley over the last few decades, says Todd Zillweger, co-owner with Tim Harris of Relics Architectural Home & Garden.
Pray, meditate and contemplate in your personal sacred space.
“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.” So said American mythologist, author and academic Joseph Campbell. Whether you identify as religious, spiritual or somewhere in between, you can carve out your sacred space in the comfort of your home by designing your own altar or meditation place.
From quick gifts to custom closets, wine storage is a matter of, well, taste. Whether you buy $10 bottles of wine from the grocer or $1,000 cases from the grower, the artful display of wine can enhance any collection. And these days, even bot...
Raise a Mai Tai to these tropical totems and Polynesian-inspired patios. As with B-movie memorabilia collectors and ‘50s fashion fiends, modern tiki enthusiasts must have an appreciation for kitsch ...
Embrace el estilo Mexicano in fresh, modern ways. Mexican design – much like Mexican cuisine – is una mezcla, a mix of vibrant influences, from pre-colonial Indian crafts to territorial architecture to last year’s trend of “M...
Home Away from Home
Bring the comforts of your casa with you on the road. Even ramblin’ men want to be comfortable when they’re on the road again. That’s the overwhelming consensus Danny Graham gets from his customers. Graham is a sales manager at Lit...
Pray, meditate and contemplate in your personal sacred space. “Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.” So said American mythologist, author and academic Joseph Campbell. Whether you identify as religious, spiritual or s...