What it is: Southwestern style evokes the beauty and romance of desert landscapes and the Old West. It blends old with new, rugged with refined and earthy with fanciful to create a style with unmistakable energy and warmth.

Why it works: Perhaps more than any other style, the Southwestern look immediately conveys a visceral sense of place. Its overt vibrancy and welcoming aura draws us in and transports us. It’s a style of contradictions and complements, as dramatic as the contrast between a sun-scorched mesa and a snow-capped mountain peak.

You’ll love it if … You have a pair of cowgirl boots for every outfit. You dry homegrown chile peppers and make your own mole. Your screen saver is a shot of Arches National Park. You not so secretly love spaghetti westerns. Cacti are the only plants you can keep alive…Read full article

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