Color Me SMOCA

Hello! Happy summer to you! Please forgive my blogging hiatus of the past few weeks – I’ve been enjoying summer so much that my laptop got ignored a bit. But I have been busy collecting Design Finds and I have many to share in upcoming posts.

Two weeks ago I got the chance to spend several days in Scottsdale, Arizona. What an amazing place! It was my first experience with the desert (except for the time my cousin and I drove from LA to Vegas, but I’m not sure that counts since we didn’t really get out of the car) and I totally fell in love with it. The landscape is so beautiful! The heat didn’t even bother me – I was so taken with my surroundings.



I had a mini freakout of joy and disbelief when I saw my first Saguaro cactus. They really do look like the ones on the Roadrunner cartoons! I had a similar reaction when I came across the amazingly vivid and beautiful colors in the Lounge at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMOCA):


Now THAT is how you add some color to a wall!


Or a table…


I was totally inspired. The wheels in my brain have been spinning ever since I saw this space thinking about ways I can translate what I saw into my own home.

Stay tuned in the coming days for more Arizona Design Finds!