A Tranquil Open Air Courtyard Adds Intrigue and Flow to This Earthy Desert Home

Like what you see? Take a peek at the talent behind the story… Interior Design: RJ Bialkowski for THELIFESTYLEDCO™ · Photography: Nick Sorensen

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This gorgeous Arizona home has ALL the views thanks to the airy courtyard it’s centered around. THELIFESTYLEDCO™ harnessed their tranquil surroundings, applied the Organic Desert Living™ aesthetic Kristen Forgione and her team are known for and created an earthy, approachable home for a family of four. Nick Sorensen captured the results in the beautiful shots below.

Bonus—we recently interviewed Kristen who will be speaking again at the Spring 2023 Haven Workshop! Take a minute to pop open this tab before you begin scrolling below so you can enjoy the interview afterward.

From the designer… This estate property located in Paradise Valley, Arizona is an earthy and balanced interior project for a young family of four. This project has an extremely unique floorplan, with the bedrooms and living spaces centered around an open-air courtyard, creating both visual intrigue and a sense of tranquility that can be experienced from all of this home’s spaces. Our clients love to travel, and this nomadic influence can be seen in their thoughtfully curated vintage collection that we showcased in styling and furniture placement.

The great room is quite large, so Lead Designer RJ Bialkowski took the opportunity to create several different seating areas which made the space highly functional and perfect for entertaining family and friends. In the heart of this home is the kitchen where we left a piece of our hearts in the form of a scouted, hundreds of years old, Parisian butcher block that we immediately knew needed a permanent home next to the island! Our #DownToEarthProj is another example of how you can transform an existing home into an Organic Desert Living™️ vision through furnishings and styling, and without heavy construction.

Like what you see? Take a peek at the talent behind the story… Interior Design: RJ Bialkowski for THELIFESTYLEDCO™ · Photography: Nick Sorensen

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