My trip to Arizona

Happy January everyone. It is almost the end – thank goodness – it has been so cold and windy here – spring will be here before we know it. I was fortunate to be able to escape the winter winds and head to sunny Arizona for 2 weeks to visit my parents who winter there. This was my first trip and I was pleasantly surprised – I quite enjoyed the desert landscape and the strong influence of spanish architecture.

I spent an afternoon in Scottsdale with my mom Linda and we checked out Restoration hardware, Pottery Barn and West Elm – 3 shops I wish we had in Winnipeg.  Restoration Hardware is 3 floors of furniture, linens, lighting and acessories for indoor and outdoor.  I love it there! I love the natural colours – black, white, gray, cream…. the mix of industrial pieces with vintage and modern.  If you love that old world look, a bit of a masculine look and lots of symmetry- there are pieces here for you.

Industrial Chandelier

Industrial Chandelier

I really liked Foucault’s Crystal Orb chandelier, it came in a variety of sizes even a lamp. Those are my boys in the picture – I managed to get them to check out the main floor of RH before they found better things to do!

French Library Shelving

French Library Shelving

 

The Versailles chair is lots of fun – I felt a little like Alice in Wonderland sitting in it.   The industrial French Library bookcases and the worn in leather of the sofa would look great in my dream den.

Versailles Chair

Versailles Chair

 

French Empire Bed

French Empire Bed

I love this French Empire bedroom furniture.

RH is all about symmetry, evident in this vignette and throughout the store.

Symmetry

Symmetry

Their outdoor furniture is beautiful Here is my beautiful mom outside the store.

My mom

My mom

Pottery barn had an amazing collage of photos – could you hang them that straight!

Pottery Barn Collage

Pottery Barn Collage

I love this lattice patterned rug it would work in the new look for my guest room.

Pottery Barn Rug

Pottery Barn Rug

At West Elm – this grouping of pillows – the silver gray, white, and dark blue are my inspiration for our guest bedroom.  I also love the bird on the pillow!

West Elm Pillows for my guest room

West Elm Pillows for my guest room

 

Mercury glass still seems to be a big design accessory  – will it continue into spring?

Mercury Glass at West Elm

Mercury Glass at West Elm

I came home rested and inspired to tackle my guest room and my closet – so we can fit in the new clothes we bought while on holiday! Stay tuned!

Happy decorating! TSD


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