Desert Home Design

The crazy heat wave we have been experiencing has made us all feel as though we’re in the middle of a desert – not the Pacific Northwest!  However, since we’re always thinking of design, thoughts of the desert lead us to thoughts of the homes there. Whether they have a rustic and warm appeal in the high desert , or a midcentury modern vibe in a desert oasis, desert homes often seem to be among the most stylish with their floor to ceiling windows, architectural details, and beautiful surrounding scenery.  Below are a some inspirational photos of a couple different directions you can go to achieve a stylish desert home, as well as suggested items from the Furniture Connexion to give your home a similar look.

The items below combine to create the perfect combination of rustic charm with a modern sensibility, ideal for a home in the high desert to create a look similar to the ones shown above.

These photos have a fun, retro vibe that makes us yearn for a trip to Palm Springs!

Combine vibrant colors, modern shapes, and bright white upholstery for a fun and youthful desert oasis style!

Do you prefer a more rustic high desert style, or a retro desert oasis vibe for your home?

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10 Hot Hotels Worth Visiting

Going on a vacation this summer?  Still stuck trying to make plans?  Drop what you’re doing and check out these amazing hotels to help you decide where to go on your next trip.  From Sonoma to Santorini, here are ten great options for a stylish summer holiday!

If you want a low-key and relaxing beach vacation, try something different and head to Vietnam (first photo)!  More into vino than Vietnam?  Then I suggest the Napa/Sonoma area, and specifically H2Hotel in Healdsburg, shown above.

The eco-friendly Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali is perched above the Indian Ocean on a limestone cliff for breathtaking tranquility, and the funky modern furniture is the perfect place to lounge and take in the views.

For romance and relaxation, it doesn’t get much better than at the Grace Santorini hotel.  We love the all-white interior and the stunning ocean views!

If you’re more in the mood for lounging by the pool in a desert oasis, the Saguaro Palm Springs is the perfect place for your vacation with its colorful, modern design.

Serious about style?  Then you simply must stay at the luxurious Armani Hotel in Milan.

Want to feel like a princess (or a prince) in an exotic destination?   The Taj Lake Palace in India is an actual palace built in the 18th century set on a private island with views of Lake Pichola.  Step inside this hotel and you’ll definitely get the royal treatment!

The Viceroy Hotel in Miami, decorated by design maven Kelly Wearstler, features bold color, graphic patterns, and eye-catching style sure to lift your spirits and awaken your senses.

For a truly exotic and lavish trip, head to Morocco to the Selman Marrakech Hotel.  With an exquisite Moorish redbrick exterior, an interior that is both elegant and awe-inspiring, and a nearby paddock with thoroughbred Arabian horses prancing around for guests to enjoy, this is a hotel unlike any other.

For quiet solitude in the tropics, the Petite St. Vincent Resort is the perfect choice.  Set on a private island in the Caribbean, this idyllic hotel was recently revamped and decorated in a beachy turquoise and white color palette.  With no TV or Wi-Fi, this hotel is your perfect beach vacation fantasy of truly getting away from it all!

Where would you go on your dream vacation?

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