Paradise Found: An Arizona Retreat
October 21, 2013
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK BOISCLAIR
Designer Lynne Beyer understood why this Paradise Valley project would stand apart from others. First, it came complete with a collection of contemporary art that is bound to induce pangs of envy in any museum curator. Second, the home would be a vacation destination for a British client whose family once owned the luxury wallcovering brand Zoffany. Beyer would need to create a sun-soaked retreat that mixed a modicum of informality with the client’s luxury leanings.
Ladies and Gentlemen, a mammoth canvas by Los Angeles artist Matt Greene, covers one wall of the living room and sets the color palette for the space. Designer Lynne Beyer freshened up the homeowner’s antique English armchairs with a geometric textile by Andrew Morgan. Chrome table lamps from Global Views add a dose of glamour.
An installation of three-dimensional Mandala tiles from Facings of America creates bold textural interest for the kitchen backsplash. Beyer tapped into the home’s traditional undercurrent by hanging Currey & Company lamps that feature a classic bronze-scroll detail. Red leather counter stools from Kravet liven up the room’s prevailing earth tones. Cactus Stone’s black absolute granite features a leathered finish and fashions the kitchen’s perimeter countertop. The ceramic vase from Design One International brings the room’s contrasting light and dark hues into one chic swirl.
“We set out to create an oasis in the desert.”
Architect Andrew Carson designed the pool, fabricated by In Style Pools, in an unusual configuration that incorporates both a lap and a play pool. The fire pit and Jacuzzi, raised slightly to diversify the topography, complete the mirage-worthy scene. Landscaping is by Wendy Lesueur Landscape Design.
The master bathroom features a freestanding tub that looks onto a private sunbaked courtyard.
Zoffany’s Gossamer wallcovering sets a regal tone in the master bedroom fronted by the owner’s hand-carved ebony bed. Although windows in the rest of the house are purposely unadorned to let light in, here Holly Hunt’s linen draperies from John Brooks are necessary to achieve shut-eye.