Imagine that its you lazing in this hammock suspended over cool blue water some place in America’s Southwest. Rural New Mexico, Phoenix Arizona or even California’s West coast. I’m there……….you?
Beckoned inside I wander under arched entryways past the splash of courtyard fountains skirted with jagged cacti visible behind rustic wrought iron gates and enter the home through ornately carved front doors. Floor-to-ceiling windows show sweeping views of the desert scenery, soft, hazy and warm. All I need now is a mojito……wanna join me?
The desert landscape has a look that is all its own; vast expanses of clear sky and sand, intense sunlight, bleached colour, rocky terrain, spongy succulents and spiky grasses. Southwestern style is a blend of Native American, Spanish and Old West where cool stone walls and floors coupled with exposed timbers create a style that is laid back, raw and rustic.
A little bit tribal;
With a touch of Boho…….
And a smudge of surfer style……
Steal your Summer styling ideas from the desert colours, Native Indian inspired patterned throws and floor rugs, textured kilim cushions, wrought iron decoration and reclaimed wooden furniture. Add some soft feathers dangling from a dream catcher, a few bleach bones and a potted cactus. Throw in anything macrame, ikat, animal hide, leather or wicker and your all set for a rockin’ Summer! So what do you say? Time for a change up from the typical nautical style summer decor?
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