Along with a few magazine clippings of French farmhouses and stacks of wonderful old textiles from all parts of the globe, the designers ran with all of the homeowners’ design fuel while collecting more inspiration from their own memory banks. “I loved being able to relive our travels in Europe, smell the smells of Morocco, and take trips in my mind as we put the house together,” says Heidi, adding, “Both Michele and I agree that travel is probably the most important inspiration for us as designers.”
Clever placement of the back-to-back twin sofas makes the most of the ample living room space. One sofa faces the fireplace for cozy warmth during chilly desert nights, while the other sofa faces a broader conversation area and television. A low, chunky, wood coffee table invites guests to put their feet up, while a round leather-topped ottoman provides impromptu seating.