The most important advice to consider when decorating the home is make your space work for you, inside an out.
To do this, you need to consider where you live. What colors are prominent in nature where you live? What’s the climate like?
Observing the colors around you is like a starting place for a color palate for your home. And picking native plants will allow them to thrive while your back yard still looks great.
Embrace where you live rather than fight it.
This home in the Sonoran Desert is inspirational because of the the way the architects and designers worked with the colors of the desert and as well as the climate to make this a gorgeous home.
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Vast open spaces, sandy foothills dotted with regal Saguaro cactuses and a burning orange sun sinking behind the majestic Rocky Mountains – the Sonoran Desert, which straddles the borders between Southern California, Arizona and Northern Mexico, is one of the most beautiful places from which to draw inspiration for your home décor.
The beautiful colors of the land make the desert a wonderful place to get inspired. The desert is full of beautiful colors. The purple hue of the desert is gorgeous and not to mention the sunsets. The burnt orange of the sand. The green of the agave has this natural appeal, and the cactus flowers have beautiful coral pink and buttery yellow colors.
In an area as harsh as this climate wise, residents have no choice but to succumb to the desert rather than fight the elements. In this space it makes much more sense to plant native flora because this climate won’t grow anything else.
The landscaping mimics the same arrangement found in the desert wilderness. The ground is covered in sand and rocks, the pathways are lines with agave, cacti, as well as local species of sage. The outside of the homes are also made with adobe making it even more authentic. Adobe is a type of clay used and makes the home blend into the landscape quite well.
Who wants to go for a dip in the infinity pool?
We see the purplish hue in the sky. Despite the harsh weather, this would be a beautiful and peaceful place to live. Not to mention, the house itself isn’t too shabby.
This home is incredibly modern and contemporary. When we think a home in the desert, this isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. This house has some serious style.
I really love the windows. Not only am I a fan big windows, I like the way they’re broken up by the window frames to create smaller square glass panels on top. Rooms with a lot of windows are the greatest because of all the natural light that floods into the room.
This kitchen looks like a fancy show room and less like a real kitchen. It’s gorgeous and those counters are just incredible. I love the ceiling as well.
If you found this house inspiring, it’s not hard to recreate the style in your own home. Just move to the Sonoran Desert…. Just kidding.
But seriously, you can easily recreate this look in your own home. Just think of the colors in this home. What do you see? There’s a lot of earth tones found in the desert. Colors like the burnt orange/brown orange, coral pinks, buttery yellows, purple hues, and turquoise! Turquoise is found in a lot of Navajo Indian jewelry. Invest in some authentic Navajo Pottery and think of the geometric designs in a lot of Native American art and you’re on your way to a desert inspired home.
When choosing furniture, select high quality pieces made of rustic, mesquite wood characteristic of the old west. Then, consider adding a potted cactus or two – but keep them away from children and pets. Complete the look with pastoral iron wall art or a painting by the late local Sonoran Desert artist Ettor DeGrazia. Rugs made of faux cow skin can be a bold addition to the room, but only for those truly skilled in combining elements.
The paneled transparent windows are just incredible. At first I didn’t notice them, which is even better! Couldn’t you just imagine leisurely walking through that hall gazing at all the wildlife and flora?
So, what do you think of this home? Like it enough to incorporate elements of this style into your own home? Either way, this house is eye candy in every way. And you know, observing nature here is probably a lot safer than braving the desert out there. For more interesting stories about architecture and interior design, check out Decoist.