Although the weather may not always seem to align with it, it is finally the season of holiday decorating in the Valley of the Sun. There’s nothing like that thrill of unpacking that dormant box of garlands, lights, and household adornments and transforming your home into your own winter wonderland. Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks for taking your festive décor to the next level.
Beyond the exciting slew of talented designers and generous sponsors, beneath the dazzle of it all, what is the inaugural Luxury Design Showcase really about? Why transform a sprawling Arcadia home into a smorgasbord of all the best in design that Arizona has to offer? It is not just an excuse to spend a day in a lavish house in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Phoenix; it is a chance to both experience and support the variety of art forms that Arizona professionals are excelling in every single day.
The best-designed rooms follow a cohesive vision from top to bottom—looking down should continue the experience, not stop it short. While I’m sure some of us know that the hunt for the perfect area rug can haunt you for months, with the aid and expertise of our next sponsor, it doesn’t have to be an impossible quest.
The team at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams will be working with Beth Donlan of Quite Lovely Designs, sharing their sleek designs to help create a stunning contemporary dining room. Their latest collection is a luxuriant line of sleek metals and transparent polycarbonate, married with the occasional plush textile and the organic shape of wood or stone.
Arhaus is one of our amazing furnishings sponsors! Among the expertly crafted pieces which will be featured are stunning wooden dressers and tables, touched with distinctive elegance without being overly ornate. Their tufted leather chairs are a classic touch, while the striking Arnhem White Tree and Aged Mirror nesting end tables contribute a more modern flair.
At Quite Lovely Design, Beth Donlan offers a wide variety of services such as remodeling, residential styling, home staging, open house prep, and photo styling—however, she has a particular enthusiasm and talent for holiday décor.
Next in the lineup of the talented women of the Luxury Designer Showcase team is Karen Mandarino, principal designer and owner of Bella More Interior Design. Her intimate interiors embody the welcoming aesthetic of the Southwest while working with the needs of her clients. Focusing on how to best re-imagine residential homes and small commercial businesses, Karen aims to “create spaces for the client that encompass their style in a comfortable, warm ambiance.”
It doesn’t surprise that; Navy Blue has risen to become the “it” color of the season. After all Navy Blue is a girl’s (guy’s) best friend.