design obsession: southwestern modern

Aztec prints, geometric patterns,  bold colors, natural materials, animal inspirations are all part of the Southwestern design style.  Versatile, this look can mesh with a traditional ranch or modern abode.   

While this look seems like a new design trend,  it actually dates back hundreds of years.  The style tells a story of those who inhabited the southwest region of our country in the 18th & 19th centuries.   It’s a mix of Native American & Spanish influences.  While it’s probably the most popular in states like Arizona and New Mexico, the style is sweeping the country one home at a time. 

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Keeping this look simple and clean gives it the sophistication for today’s modern world. 

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Love this look!!

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Fun modern interpretation of an Aztec pattern, by Austin artist and textile designer, Leah Duncan.

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(Photo found on Pinterest)

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(Photo found on Pinterest)

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Fun wallpaper!

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Look at those doors! So cool!  Love the light fixture, too.

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Design Sponge had a preview of Refinery 29’s new office.  The theme: you guessed it. Southwestern Modern!

(All above photos link back to original source, if known)

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So many unique finds and southwestern inspired objects!  Check it below.

a) Geo Stripe Tapestry, Urban Outfitters

b) Aztec iPhone Case, Society 6

c) For Eternity Dress, Deja Vu

d) RLR5851B Ralph Lauren Rug, Safavieh

e) Hand Beaded Dangle Earrings, Rock Sugar Studio, Etsy.com

f) Vintage Southwestern Metal Cuff Bracelet,  Planet Daisy World, Etsy.com

g) Outdoor Small Aztec lumbar pillow, Frontgate

h)  Cast Iron Antler Wall Hook, Jenny Nolan, Etsy.com

i) Panama Crossing Wedges, Threadsence

j) Twisted Ikat Tank, Forever 21

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