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Luxe Gold List 2017 Stewart Edward Allen Design

2017 Luxe List

Stewart Edward Allen Design named to the Prestigious 2017 Luxe Gold List
Luxe
June 2017

Stewart Edward Allen Design is honored to be named in the prestigious 2017 Luxe Magazine's "Gold List" 

luxe interiors + design, Zen Glamour Stewart Edward Allen Design + Architecture
luxe interiors + design, Zen Glamour Stewart Edward Allen Design + Architecture

Zen Glamour

A couple seeking a sense of calm with a hint of sparkle build a house that embodies both tranquil simplicity and restrained opulence.
luxe interiors + design
By: 
Jorge S. Arango
Photography: 
Nick Johnson
March 2016

Practiced meditators believe in the life-changing power of inner stillness. Among its many other benefits, they say, it can also loosen fixed viewpoints and open us to other possibilities. California-based designer Stewart Allen, a meditation practitioner for 25 years, knows this to be true. Still, it was wondrous for him to observe the way the concept of stillness impacted the design of a Scottsdale home. In initial meetings, his clients—serial home builders with two grown daughters and seven grandchildren— wanted “something that relates to the desert, but with a very calming, spa-like and sophisticated interior,” says the wife. When they introduced the word “Zen” as a descriptor, the idea both pleased and mystified Allen, who asked, “Do you want a cup-of-green-tea-on-a-cedar-tray Zen?” To which the wife replied, laughing, “You know my taste Stewart. Let’s call it glamour Zen.”  [.. more - open pdf ]