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Earthly Inclinations

Author: Linda J. Barkman
Issue: March, 2009, Page 27
Photography by David B. Moore
With its chunky legs, red suede mane and tail, turquoise bead adornment and feather headpiece, this artisan-made ceramic horse salutes the Southwest with a sense of whimsy. And no corral is required to contain the delightful accent piece, which would be perfectly at home on a tabletop, desk, bookcase shelf or vanity counter. Available at Sue Bickerdyke Interiors in Carefree, (480) 595-0171.


Turned legs and stretchers define South Cone’s Portuguese Console Table, inspired by Spanish hacienda architecture. Part of the Cuzco Collection, it features three drawers and a band of carved detailing. Available to the trade through patrick mccourt, (480) 502-0208.


Made of hand-forged steel, this exterior Entry Sconce is a recent introduction by New Mexico artisan Christopher Thomson, a Phoenix Home & Garden Master of the Southwest. Its hood diameter is 10" and the overall height is 23". Custom sizes also available at Christopher Thomson Ironworks Studio and Gallery, (800) 726-0145.


Rugged design and heavy distressing co-star in the Metropole club chair, which boasts a plush seat cushion covered in mohair, leather contrast welting and hand-applied nailhead trim. Shown in a warm-brown leather, and made with eco-friendly construction, it is a Crate and Barrel exclusive.

The Ganado Rug, part of The Museum of New Mexico Collection for Shaw Living, is made of Shaw’s recyclable Ever-Touch® nylon. Inspired by the motifs used in Navajo trade blankets, it can be found at World of Rugs,
(480) 419-6119.


This armoire from Century’s Barcelona Collection has a weathered finish, rustic hardware and wraparound doors bordered in textured leather detailed with nailheads. Behind the doors are four tray drawers, plus open compartments and two adjustable shelves. The Spanish-inspired piece accommodates a 50-inch plasma TV and is available through Robb & Stucky, (480) 922-0011.
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