DEAR DESIGNER: I have treasures from Spain I would like to display in my home. I live in the desert and I like Southwest style. Can these two styles be blended successfully? Is Southwest dÃ©cor in style? -- Randy
DEAR RANDY: Southwest style is influenced by Spanish, Mexican, American Indian and Anglo-American cultures. Utilizing your Spanish acquisitions in Southwest dÃ©cor is a natural.
There are many interpretations of Southwest design. This style can be very rough hewn and earthy, minimalistic and modern, Western, colorful or traditional with elements of Europe.