Interior Design

Behind the Design: Paradise Valley

After, Great Room

We recently completed a whole-house redesign in Paradise Valley! As per usual, we wanted to take you inside the design to see how this house was transformed. So we gathered up some of our design proposals and our "After" photos to share with you and walk you through the designs for some of our favorite spaces. The largest transformation in this house, as seen above, was opening up the huge wall between the living room and the kitchen/family room. Not only did this completely open up the space, but it really made this the perfect house for entertaining. But, let's talk about all of the spaces in detail!

Living Room Design

Design, Living Room

As we stated before, the opening of the wall between the two spaces completely transformed the living room. But a lot more went into this design as well! As with all of our designs, we first came up with our concept for the living room space. As you can see, we wanted the space to have a glamorous overall vibe for entertaining, but still feel comfortable and inviting for guests. The anchor of the space is the large reclaimed wood coffee table framed in metal. From there, we wanted to soften the space a bit, so we added lots of plush upholstery, like the pair of gray wingback chairs and the light beige sofa. Accessories and pattern are key in this space, and we added lots of metallic tones and geometric patterns in shades of blue.

Living Room After

After, Living Room

After, Living Room

As you can see from the end results, the house's design worked well off of the neutral existing travertine and amble sunlight. We chose to add gray so that the house didn't feel too tan or too gray overall and we love the end results! The wood tones of the coffee table really work to warm up the space, and the metallic accessories and lush greenery are the perfect finishing touches to the space! Also, a quick tip - once the space was opened up, the house echoed more than it did before. Textiles, such as the rug, upholstery and accent pillows and throws help to reduce noise!

Dining Room Design

Design, Dining Room

Our plan for the dining room involved a lot of texture and pattern, and making the space feel much more formal and modern than before. Our main focal point in this space was a bold wallcovering for texture, so we immediately thought of using a grasscloth on the walls. We loved the idea of accenting with blue in this space, to offset the dark colored table, so we thought the blue may be just the pop of color that the walls needed. Of course, every dining space needs a bold light fixture, so our proposed design included this gorgeous crystal chandelier in a warm golden hue.

Dining Room After

After, Dining Room

After, Dining Room

In the end, we decided that the best way to make this space pop was to use a soft golden hue on the wall for our custom wall finish. This faux grasscloth look is completely durable and cleanable, making it a good option for any family. The space still features accents of teal blue, in the tabletop accessories, wall décor and drapes. We also ended up selecting a gorgeous silver and crystal chandelier to offset the warm hue of the wall tone.

Girl's Room Design

Girls Room, Design

This sweet girl's room all started with a headboard. When we first saw our client's daughters adorable canopy bed, we knew that it had to stay and the space had to be designed with it in mind! Because she is a growing little girl, we decided one way to make this space carry her through the teen years was to not make it feel overly pink. So we proposed accents of bright turquoise, yellows, and greens to pair with her favorite color. Two nightstands on either side of the bed complete this perfect space!

Girls Room After

Girls Room, After

In the end, the space turned out even more adorable than we could have hoped! The walls were given a custom wall finish in a turquoise metallic trellis pattern that we love. We added pops of accent colors like the turquoise and yellow throw pillows, and the pops of purple throughout as well. The bright floral bedding, pom poms and large flower décor finish off the space adorably well, we think!

Pool Room Design

Pool Room, Design

With a fun house comes a lot of fun spaces to design! We were lucky enough to get to help the homeowners design their Pool/Entertainment Room. When we brainstormed how to lay out this space with the client, it seemed like what was most needed were bright accents - a new bold light fixture in a fun finish (like brass!), a bright colored rug, and some bold artwork for above the fireplace...then we added in fun accessories and bright pillows.

Pool Room After

Pool Room, After

We just love the end result - the perfect place to entertain guests! The gold geometric light fixture was the perfect size to hang above the pool table, which was placed on a fun color blocked rug. The two accent chairs were given contrasting pillows and the art piece over the fireplace really ties everything together quite nicely!

Outdoor Living Design

Design, Outdoor Living

For the outdoor living space, we wanted to use a bright color palette up against the home's gorgeous natural scenery of Camelback mountain. We loved the combination of the bright blue tones with the greenery beyond.

Outdoor Living After

After, Outdoor Living

We stayed very true to our original design concept for the outdoors! The pergola made for a perfect place to add outdoor drapery, which adds privacy when needed. The pops of blue and green suited the space nicely and added just the right splash of color!

As you can see, we had a lot of fun and a lot to do on this project in Paradise Valley and we just love the end results. To see more of this project, visit it's page here: Paradise Valley.

Art Lovers, Unite

One question that we get a lot these days is, "when did you decide to start selling artwork?" Well, we decided to sit down and really answer that question for you!

The very short answer is, we have always fancied ourselves art lovers and collectors, and the passion to not only find unique artists and styles, but to share them with our clients is really what drove us. In general, we really feel that Arizona and specifically, the Phoenix area, has an untapped market of local art and artists, just waiting to be featured!

Additionally, we are finding that original art in general is something that is always desired by our clients. As we looked for pieces for our clients, we were surprised that what is represented in the marketplace has a very large margin of median-priced artwork that is not available! So we decided that this was an area we wanted to dive into - unique and amazing pieces at attainable prices.

Because we feel that art and interior design pair so well together, we wanted to feature a couple of our pieces and talk a little bit about how you could work each one into your overall design ideas and space plan! We're taking each one and creating a mood board for a certain space of the home. See below:

Arizona Modern

This piece, called Horizon, was completed by a local Phoenix artist. The piece itself is perfect for any client looking to bring the Arizona culture into their space. We love the way that the bright colors exemplify the traditional colors of the desert but in a modern, updated way. 

This piece would be the perfect addition to a modern space seeking a bold pop of color. We'd pair it with modern decor and accessories with pops of color but neutral tones overall! That way this piece could really shine and be a focal point for the space. Try it over a fireplace or in a walkway that is easily seen!

Or, as we've styled it above, we love the idea of this piece in an office space. Pair some mid-century modern elements and bold colors together and this piece really comes to life. We love the way that the teal and yellow rug comes together to create harmony and bring out the bold tones of the piece. The retro design concept really comes together!

(Additionally, to see photos of this piece in a living room space, click here.)

Modern Portraiture

This piece is one of our favorites. Called Queenie 500, she is a total show stopper that will attract any eye from the minute they walk in your home. Not only do the bright and bold colors make for a fun addition to any space, we love anything that makes people ask questions... A total conversation starter is never something that we refuse!

We see this piece being perfect in a modern yet glamorous dining room. We would pair this piece with sleek and modern furniture, and bold geometric prints. Because of the stripes and patterns in both the background and foreground of the piece, we think a nice linear hexagon or trellis pattern would be the perfect compliment to the piece! This is a perfect example of how we don't think that the interior design has to match the art piece, but they can complement one another nicely in tone, style or color! For example, we love how the modern lines and combination of navy velvet and brass brings out the bright colors in the art.

(Click here to see how we styled a similar piece over a bar!)

Glam Geometric

This piece, created by the wonderful Angie Crabtree, is a showstopping, modern art piece that adds impact to any space, bright or monochromatic. We love how the close up of the diamond painting turns very graphic and bold when studied - so we decided to style a bold and graphic living room to go with it!

Because it's a very glamorous piece of artwork, our design scheme for this space involves tons of texture and movement, with pops of black and white for high contrast and style. We loved the way that the recurring diamond pattern in this moodboard reflects the geometric shapes in the painting, and the way that the mirrored textures reflect light, much like a diamond would!

 Of course, this space has a slightly feminine edge, but we think that with less mirrored texture and more pops of geometric and black and white, it could be transformed into a space that is completely gender neutral!

(To see this piece come alive in a nursery perfect for your little one, visit our gallery here.)

So, there you have it! For more information on these pieces and to check out the rest of our art collection, visit it here or email us at:

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