In another recent project, we had the pleasure of designing a vacation home in Paradise Valley, AZ, for a young couple with three kids. They live full-time in Canada but purchased their desert getaway to enjoy the warmer weather with family and friends.

The house needed quite a bit of updating, but we were able to completely transform it with new paint, light fixtures and furniture. The couple tasked us with giving them a Southwestern vibe throughout the space, and we had so much fun putting our own modern flair on the look!

Walking into the home, the entryway is a perfect representation of the style we were going for. The rustic, reclaimed wood bench and wood and iron console paired with the green vintage rug are earthy and neutral yet modern, while the artwork and dramatic iron light fixture above provide interesting design details.

Continuing on into the home, the family room and dining room are one big space, so we wanted to create the feeling of separate vignettes for the family to enjoy at different times.

One thing that was a must? Highlighting the dramatic brick fireplace! We created a cozy seating area with four chairs and an accent table where they can sit and enjoy a fire, drinks and conversation.

A separate area where the family can gather and watch TV features a large neutral sectional with pops of color — and that Southerwestern vibe — on the throw pillows and rug. A brown leather ottoman ties the whole look together.

The dining room needed to be able to seat 12 people comfortably because the couple has a lot of visitors at certain times of the year. So in this space, we added a long table and chairs atop a neutral patterned rug. A double-tier chandelier draws attention up toward the beautiful wooden ceiling and beams, which we stained a darker color to give it more of a modern look.

Check back for the reveal of the reading room, master bedroom and outdoor space.