Mood Board: The American Southwest

I've been captivated by the American Southwest ever since we (my father, mother, brother and I) took a family trip and travelled throughout the region in 1986. My parents rented an enormous motor home/RV and we drove across 4 states over a 2 week period. I was 10 at the time, and when we stopped at the Grand Canyon I remember saying, "One day I'm going to live out here..." To which my mother, in her very-Bronx-accent, responded, "Yeah, right." (The rest is history!)

We officially kicked off summer this week and I, for one, can't wait until we start road-tripping across Utah and New Mexico! One of the benefits of living in Denver, in addition to everything that is going on here and the proximity we have to the mountains, is that we're only a few hours away from the desert and its magnificent sunsets. Oh, and huge cacti too! Here are a few of our favorites things right now...

Enjoy!

Amangiri//Sarah Sherman Samuel at Amangiri (Utah)

Nopales, Eric Roinestad. 

Dark Skies by Deviant Art.

Aurora by Calico (available through WallTawk).

Outside on the Porch by Tracy Stuckey through Visions West Gallery (Denver, CO)

Outerwear by Mara Hoffman

Vases by Elyse Graham

Horizon Pillow, Aviva Stanoff.

Another Rug by & Tradition and All The Way to Paris via APLUSRSTORE

Cactus Spirit by Aimee Wilder (available through WallTawk)

Modern Spaces for Little Ones

It's been a busy week and we've spent a lot of time curating look books for clients who have nursery (kid room) projects in mind. Here are some terrifically designed spaces that we loved at first sight. 

Jam (as in traffic) by Sissy + Marley for Jill Malek. Beep! Beep! Designed by Sissy + Marley. Photography by Marco Ricca.

Brooklyn-based illustrator Kale Williams provides the wall art in this nursery via Dwell Magazine

'Cities Toile' by Rifle Paper for Hygge & West adds great illustration to this room's walls...and now we are consumed by wanderlust!

Chasing Paper removable wallpaper adds so much to this colorful kids room via Design*Sponge.

The cutest giraffe there ever was from Abnormals Anonymous. Designed by Melissa + Miller Interiors. Photography by Rebecca McAlpin. 

'Dino' by Sian Zeng turn this room into a Jurassic wonderland. The paper is offered in a magnetized version, too,  with optional accessories for hours of entertainment. 

'Woodlands' by Sian Zeng is whimsical and magical. 

We love the pattern in 'Baby Elephant Walk' by Sissy + Marley for Jill Malek. Designed by Mona Ross Berman Interiors

What great patterns and colors in this nursery designed by Thienes & Levent using Grow House Grow wallpaper. Photography by Emily Gilbert. 

'Tapestry' by Cavern Home gives this room a hint of Bohemian-Southwest! Via Domino Magazine. Photography by Amy Bartlam. 

Cement Wallpaper by Piet Boon for NLXL gives this room an industrial edge that suits kids young and old(er).

Woods from Cole & Sons via Wit & Delight. Photography by 2nd Truth Photography.

Jungle Love by Anna Ekre from PhotoWalls packs a punch! 

A little 'mini Matisse' from Leah Bartholomew of Beneath The Sun. Styling by Jessica Hanson. Photography Amanda Prior via Poppytalk.

Flights of Fancy wallpaper from House of Hackney has kids dreaming of nature's creatures. 

Dreamy Eskayel wallpaper that adults will love too. Via Lonny

Flat Vernacular adds a verdant touch to this large accent wall. Via Lonny

'Safari' by Rifle Paper for Hygge & West adds warmth to this nursery's accent wall.  

Colorful Patterns

It's a new year and we find ourselves gravitating toward bold colors and lots of pattern! We know that wallpaper is a great way to add an exciting design element to any space (yes, we're bias), but throws, pillows and rugs are guaranteed to brighten up a room too. Here are a few of our favorites...

1. Dorsey Throw designed by Cassie Byrnes for Slowdown Studio

2. Mayan Blue designed by Chris Haughton for Node 

3. Lola Rug by Dana Haim

4. A Poster A Day Rug - Day 1169 by Studio Proba 

5. Spring from Flock in collaboration with Sunny Todd Prints

6. Zahra Flat-Weave Rug by Aelfie

7. Evil Eye Blues Cotton Napkin by Walter G at StudioFourNYC

8. Olivia Rug in blue at Burkelman

9. Flight Blue Rug by Fayce Textiles for CB2

10. Cartographer Pillow by Sara Berks, MINNA

11. Garden Hunter (Green) by Hillery Sproatt