Sunday, May 24, 2015


Casa Bonita

PHM 500x500 FPOEmbrace 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 “Mexican Modernism,” characterized by sleek, modern lines with pops of exotic materials and splashy colors. It’s an aesthetic people in the Valley are intimately familiar with, especially natives.

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Single-Family Om

PHM0415AH01BBook a spa experience any time at your home oasis.

Imagine the peaceful, total-body, mind-scrambling satisfaction you feel after a great massage. Now imagine bringing that feeling into your home – a bit of nirvana in your bathroom or backyard.

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Home Bar

PHM0315ATHOME01Have a drink where everybody knows your name.
Sometimes the best place to knock a few back isn’t at a swanky bar or hip watering hole. In fact, when it comes to entertaining, Bar You offers some distinctive advantages.

“There is a sense of community and togetherness that you get when you host something in your home or go to something that’s being hosted in someone’s home,” says Ana Wells, co-owner with husband Brian of urbAna, a home goods boutique in Arcadia. “It’s an expression of you, and that comes through [in] your home.”

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Road to Morocco

PHM0215Flash-5-MoroccoAdd 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 Del Lagarto. They travel to India, Indonesia and Turkey every year, too, but Morocco has a special place in their hearts, says daughter Meg Van Lith.

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Take-Home Chef

PHM0115Flash-1-TakeHomeChefFrom cake stands to cutting boards, outfit your kitchen like these local chefs.

Chefs are never really off the clock – even at home, they have to eat. And then answer questions from friends and family. Which knife should I buy? Stainless steel or nonstick pans? Which brand of food processor is the best?

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ZZZs the Day

PHM 500x500 FPOSnuggle up in your sleep sanctuary with these nighttime essentials.

The Linen Tree
6137 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Above:“We don’t want to just sell you something and shoo you out the door,” says owner Kirk Laibe. “We want you to really be happy with what you buy.” Headboard starts at $1,675; mattress starts at $5,171; pillows start at $90; throw blankets start at $140.

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Form, Meet Function

PHMAH01Home or museum? Get the best of both with functional art pieces.

“Life’s too short not to have fun stuff,” says Terri Weisz, owner of Two Plates Full in Scottsdale. That holds especially true for aesthetes, for whom the merely perfunctory simply will not do. A plain wooden chair, a stark white cutting board, blandly basic décor?

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