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February/March 2024

Announcing the Masters of the Southwest, Class of 2024!

Phoenix artist Michael Carson’s paintings of enigmatic people in ambiguous situations have earned him a worldwide following.

Eighty-five years ago, the Desert Botanical Garden forever changed our prickly relationship with succulents and cacti.

Panoramic vistas inspire a Paradise Valley couple to create an outdoor living space that softens the boundaries between structured and scenic.

Consider this fiery fairy duster for a riot of color that lasts from spring to fall.

How a builder laid the framework for a successful construction business.

Meet Mary Estes, the landscape architect who turns outdoor spaces into artistic masterpieces.

Tile pioneer Phil Shelton has perfected the art of sourcing beautiful tile.

This prolific architect is known for crafting modern, light-filled spaces that connect with their surroundings.

A former journalist uses her passion for details to compose clean, modern interiors.

This light, airy townhome proves that even smaller spaces can feel expansive.

The ultimate guide to professional architects and builders in Arizona.

What our editors are reading this month

Doffing our cap to the Valley’s most prolific hat maker

Your architecture, interior design, building and landscape questions answered by Valley pros.

The Studio Artise showroom stimulates ideas for elevated interior design with curated products from the U.S. and abroad.

Expand your kitchen’s capabilities by crafting a multifunctional pantry.

The results for our third annual poll for best local design resources, shops and services

From red-hot crimson to pretty-in-pink (with a few Valentines thrown in for good measure), here are our rosy favorites for spring.

Does your yard suffer from winter doldrums? If year-round color is on your garden wish list, plant these desert natives this spring for a more vibrant and ecologically diverse flower garden by next winter.

What to plant, prune and pluck this spring according to your elevation.