Modern Desert Home
Photo by Scott Frances.
The furnishings in this custom-designed luxury vacation house are from high-end design trade showrooms and antiques dealers.
The Argos Bed from Therien & Co. is set against a wall that is paneled in Macassar ebony. The bedding is from Barbara Martin Custom Linens; the stools at the foot of the bed are from Gregorius Pineo. The Art Deco armchairs and table are from Ed Hardy Antiques in San Francisco; a Tibetan carpet of wool and silk lies underfoot.
Published in Luxe magazine Winter 2010.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Flush-mounted fixturesThe ceiling has plenty to offer in this vanilla-mocha vacation cabin, with multiple interlayered faux ceiling elements. The outer broad ceiling cornice features both recessed lights and soft cove lighting. Matched in style and spirit are the quadrant of flush-mounted fixtures that mirror the same lighting scheme.
This ceiling catches the eye with cove lighting behind the panels and shows how recessed lights can weave magic. The faux ceiling features stylised flush-mounted fixtures that seem to demarcate the bed and create a visual enclosure.
Use balanced lightingA combination of ambient and accent lighting is an effective way to set a warm and luxurious tone to your home. Make provision for LED lights as well as indirect cove lighting in the faux ceiling, if you have one. Introduce stylish table lamps or floor lamps. Use picture lights or recessed lights to display your wall art and highlight design features or plants with indirect light. Install dimmers to set different moods within a room. But make sure keep a balance with natural light as well.