We wanted to find out how to inject Southwest inspiration in ways that don't overwhelm a room. We did a little research and noticed a few design choices made that softens intricately patterned rugs and darker wood. Posts from Apartment Therapy and Design*Sponge offered ideas to cool the effects of richer shades.
Wanna give it a try? First off, try it in a room with lots of natural light to ensure the room doesn't get stuffy. Use a swatch of white (like a white, fuzzy rug) and toss over a chair or use as a rug. Broad, leafy greens paired with succulents lend livelier color in a tropical way, as do mirrors and gold accents. As with anything, moderation is key. A few meaningful touches - a ceramic statement piece or carved wood cabinet - speak for themselves.
// Ralph Lauren Nailhead Club Chair //
// Pendleton Eagle Saddle Blanket //
// Desert Moon Painting by Stella Maria Baer //