Design Inspiration: Southwest

Design Inspiration: Southwest

Nancy Mitchell
Mar 14, 2012

Ever since I spent a summer living in Arizona, I've been in love with the American Southwest. I'm drawn to its bold colors and its rugged beauty. And I love the traditional architecture, with its Spanish and Native American influences, that manages to feel earthy and modern all at once.

I love how the rustic woods and textured fabrics in these interiors balance out the white of the walls. Southwestern patterns are enjoying a bit of a moment in the design world, and I think it's because these native textiles provide a sort of pleasing groundedness in a modern interior; they give the eye something to rest on, a place to come home to. Whether you're going full southwest or just looking to inject a little warmth into your interiors, here are a few images to get you inspired.

Pictured Above:
1. Elle Decor
2 & 3. DigsDigs
4. Kathryn Ireland
5. Design*Sponge

6 & 7. Kathryn Ireland
8. Anthropologie
9. Country Living via Cavern Home
10. Anthropologie

(Images: as credited above)

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