Fabulous Finds

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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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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color story: turquoise + lime

Turquoise and lime.  2 of my favorite colors of all time.  But how do they look together…? Obviously stunning.  Too much of a good thing is…well… fabulous!

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I LOVE this bedroom. The wallpaper and chair fabric are wonderful.

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These two colors are best accented against a white backdrop.

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 Green walls blue door!

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Look at those eyes!

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Spend the first few months of your life here and your destined to grow up with good taste.

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This tile makes my life complete. Seriously.

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My picks for turquoise + lime?  You got it.

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A) Audrey Brooke Betty Slingback Pump, DSW……    B) Madeline Chair, Urban Outfitters….  C)  Vent Pillow, Cococozy……  D) Quatrefoil Pillow, Cococozy……  E) Eilleen Kathryn Boyd  Fabrics by Duralee, (top to bottom:  15387-579 ,15377-246 , 15370-554) …… F) Kamal Vase, Z Gallerie…..   G) Pendant Necklace by Kate & Co. Jewelry, Etsy.com….  H)  Mexicali Smocked Maxi Dress, Old Navy

fall target finds

Here’s my list of Target items I couldn’t live without for this fall:

cute fedora…..bow gives it a nice feminine touch.

sleeveless zip front dress with ruffles…..loving the little bird print

Mossimo Grey Bootie…. 29.99 yes please

Chenille throw… unbelievably soft in this year’s hottest hue

Medallion pillow…..Goes great with the throw, and this cotton/linen down-filled gem is only $14.99!