Through a combination of teamwork and imagination, we partnered with Detailed Metal Concepts, Arizona Hardwood, Brown Jordan and Torzala Custom Renovations to create a serene exterior retreat. Our patio design was inspired by a terrarium’s private yet inviting simplicity. With a strong connection to modern materiality, the room eloquently expresses the repetitive principals that remain all too unnoticed in nature. Crystal clear surfaces and rectilinear steel lines elegantly veil an internal environment of vibrant foliage. The translucent bedroom windows serve as the glass envelope for the viewer to peer into the natural and idyllic world within. Coupled with delicate supple plants and stark raw steel panels, clear coated teak furniture and jute sprout from a milky concrete bed. As the guest enters the environment, they are transported to a living creation as if they were within a quiet and peaceful terrarium, unaffected by the chaos of everyday life. The design allows the visitor to sit back and embrace the soothing sanctuary, surrendering their mind to wander as their fingers dance over raw wood grain of the cozy chairs. We divided the space to the outside world with clean benches that demonstrate the literal juxtaposition of wood piercing a concrete domain. By showcasing the contrast of delicate greenery floating on an austere metal surface and balancing elements of warm wood and fibers flourishing on a cold concrete base, we are celebrating the duality of the terrarium that influenced our design.
Design Outside the Lines Interiors is a boutique, residential interior design studio created in 2011 by owner and Principal Designer, Ashli Shields. Earning a full-ride scholarship, Ashli graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University, where she received a Bachelors of Science in Interior Architecture and Design. Ashli has worked for both a high-volume commercial architecture firm and prestigious residential interior designers, contributing and designing on more than 100 projects of all kinds. This deeper knowledge of interior design from a scientific and logistical point of view, along with the ability to create technical construction documents and eye-catching photo realistic renderings, allow the designers at Design Outside the Lines to take on more complex and intricate projects.
Specializing in reading and understanding construction documents, fabrics, furniture, color theory, materiality and space planning, and creating one-of-a-kind spaces has earned Design Outside the Lines Interiors the opportunity to work on new construction, extensive remodels, restaurants and full home furnishings. Selecting pieces which focus on form and function, incredible attention to detail, and building strong and meaningful relationships with their clients sets Design Outside the Lines Interiors apart. The teams is committed to showcasing the beauty in all things by finding different ways to view them that will allow our clients to love them for years to come.
Design is a formal response to a strategic question. -Mariana Lopez
We hope you enjoyed a few quiet moments of "Living Beautifully," gazing through our VIRTUAL ICONIC HAUS, which was originally designed as an 18-day luxury designer showhouse tour as a fundraiser for The Heart Center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. If you feel inspired, you can support PCH here.