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.
Sustainability gets a makeover with recycled, upcycled and unearthed treasures.
Gone are the days of hemp pillowcases and rattan papasans. Modern, eco-minded design professionals have progressed beyond patchouli, with options for every aesthetic and household need. They're not blindly "going green" – they want their pieces to be stylish as well as sustainable.
Take a trip aroundworld with wander lust décor.
Lounge on an antique French settee, eat macarons and plan picnics on the banks of the Seine. Peer up at the soft glow emanating in geometric patterns from cinnamon-hued bronze lamps in a Middle Eastern oasis. Retire to a canopied bed draped with a jewel-toned paisley quilt from Jaipur.
Ice your pad with sparkle and sheen.
Last year, “bling-bling” celebrated the 10th anniversary of its inclusion in the Oxford English Dictionary – a decade of decadence. Channel that celebration of conspicuous consumption in your home decor, but in small splashes. Think Beyoncé, not Flavor Flav.
“A little bit of bling is a nice thing, but... a little too much is a bit much,” says Gabrielle Roeckelein, interior designer and president of Park Avenue Design in Scottsdale. “Metallics are very hot right now. The fashion industry has it and our furnishings follow the fashion, normally.”
Set the scene as you set the table for holiday merriment.
The holiday table can go one of two ways: setting for a convivial meal with warm, engaging conversation and true connection, or arena for fractured-family bickering and arguments about politics. Nudge it toward the former by crafting a beautiful and inviting tablescape.
How does your home garden grow? With these plants and accessories.
What do Kangaroo Paw, Bat-Faced Cuphea, Old Man’s Beard, and Devil’s Backbone have in common? No, they’re not characters in a nursery rhyme or ingredients in a witches’ brew – at least, any known witches’ brew. They’re all types of desert foliage. More importantly, they’re all types of desert foliage generally available at the Desert Botanical Garden’s Bi-Annual Plant Sale, held in March and October.
Get the gear for your home game room, then play on.
When your friends are calling shots on the billiards table in your home, they may not be thinking about the fragility of their surroundings – especially if they’re already five martinis in on a Friday night. That’s why space should be the foremost consideration when designing a home game room, according to Sherry Hauser, ASID, of Valley-based Hauser Designs (hauserdesigns.com).
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...
Road to Morocco
Add exotic touches to your home oasis. For the past 20 years, the Van Lith family has made an annual pilgrimage to Morocco to source products directly from craftspeople and artisans for their Scottsdale home furnishings and décor shop, Tierra...