How To Get The Desert Modern Look At Home

Take a cue from dreamy California style and discover relaxed pieces and natural textures


Inspired by the relaxed vibe and sunset colours of southwest America, the Desert Modern decor trend has been a staple of Californian style for decades and looks set to have similar international longevity. Try pairing an earthy pastel palette with natural textures like wood, leather, mid-century furniture pieces, geometric rugs or scatter cushions, abstract art, and clean linear lighting to stop the whole look getting too ‘crafty’. A huge, slouchy sofa set is the centrepiece of the room, for hours of lounging with a good book or conversation about the world with friends.

Honey Sheepskin, $249, from

Roly Poly Chair by Faye Toogood for Driade, $1,300, from Skinnerdesign.

Teak Tonk, $290, from

Cylinder Candle Lanterns, from $25, from

Meloria Classic Ball Candle, $55, from

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