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Desert Modern Indoor-Outdoor Living With a Twist

It’s difficult to imagine two more disparate places to live than the tree-lined streets and elegant interiors of Paris and Tucson’s raw, mountainous landscape, sprinkled with desert homes. But when a French interior designer, whose husband’s job caused the couple to relocate to Tucson, found a midcentury house with good bones and sweeping views, she recognized the potential to create a home in their new environment. 

Fast-forward past the remodel, which included a full landscape renovation and interior redesign down to the walls and beams, and the property has the best of both worlds. Contemporary low-water plantings blend seamlessly with the surrounding desert, while details such as hanging outdoor daybeds and colorful textiles inside and out make the home feel fresh, free-spirited and inviting. Take a look around the home and garden that helped this couple fall in love with easy indoor-outdoor living in the Sonoran desert.