7 Local Designers Share What They Want Now
Valley design pros weigh in on their favorite new products.
Arizona’s designers spend hours choosing everything from window systems to lamps for residential clients. But what do they really like? We asked some local creatives to spotlight products that caught their eyes—and they now covet.
Clear Sight Lines
Architect Clint Miller isn’t afraid to mix modern elements with traditional Southwest forms, which is why Fleetwood’s Edge Collection caught his eye. The window system (pocket and multi-slide doors, plus fixed windows) is virtually frameless, allowing the view to take center stage. Sizes are custom. Price upon request. (siennacustom.com)
Landscape designer Charlie Ray likes to create fully furnished garden spaces, with decorative lighting high on his list. Dedon’s The Others is a series of handwoven lanterns that can be used individually or stacked like totems. Sizes from 23″H by 18″W to 54″H by 18″W. Price upon request (insideoutshowrooms.com)
Known for her earthy-yet-modern gardens, landscape architect Allison Colwell fell hard for the Adamas ceramic pots, handcrafted in Belgium, for their bold textures and subtle colors. “They’re so sculptural, plants are optional,” says Colwell. 29″H by 40″W. $3,605 (ateliervierkant.com)
When it comes to interiors, designer Mary Meinz often adds a cool touch. She likes the breeziness of Monte Carlo’s Armstrong ceiling fan. Designed by Sean Lavin, the indoor/outdoor piece is available in brushed steel, aged pewter and matte finishes. 60″D. $875 (circalighting.com)
For interior designer Lynda Martin, furniture shouldn’t just be functional, it should be like a piece of art for a room. Liaigre’s Eclipse side table fits the designer’s aesthetic, with its contoured black bronze base and sleek rosewood surface. 24″H by 17″W. Price upon request. (johnbrooksinc.com)
It’s all about adding personality to the room, says interior designer Jaimee Rose. She’s smitten with the part-art, part-curio Standby Smoking Table, made of bronze with marble accents. Adhering to the Surgeon General’s Warning, she’d fill it with mints or love notes, not smokes, and let guests delight in the discovery. 35″H by 16″W. $6,400 (apparatusstudio.com)
Mark Candelaria is known for his elegant estate architecture, but deep down, he’s a pragmatist. “A lot of clients want wood siding, but not the maintenance,” he says. On his radar is durable, low-maintenance ACRE siding, made from upcyled rice hulls that’s indistinguishable from real wood. Look for it on Candelaria’s Arcadia manors as well as his Habitat for Humanity projects. Sizes vary. Price available on request. (modern-mill.com)