Design centers have enjoyed a reputation of being only for the well-heeled, which at one time may have been quite true. Stringent policy existed that insisted design centers were only for preregistered interior designers and architects, commonly referred as the design “trade.” But times have changed, and we are seeing a blurring of lines. Most of today’s centers not only welcome, but encourage, the public to visit and peruse the many showroom offerings. As well, many of the Retail establishment offering Trade programs are expanding their in-house services.
You’ve wrangled the family together under one roof for the holidays, brought out the lovably kitsch sweaters to see the light of day once more, and are frantically trying to guess the perfect, individualized gift for everyone you know; it may be marketed as The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, but it can often feel like The Most Stressful Time. Here are some quick tips to help transform your home into a dazzling winery wonderland in a pinch.
If you’ve been up to date with all of the latest and greatest in the Valley then perhaps you heard the buzz around our first Luxury Design Showcase, a smashing success of creative collaboration. If life got in the way of attending the sprawling Arcadia home, however, fear not—you can still revel in all of its glory right here! Join us on a virtual tour as we cover each artfully curated space, room by room.
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.