Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin West and Arizona Visit

 Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona

Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona

Last week, I was given the opportunity to go on a fantastic work-fun trip. A set of clients recently relocated to Phoenix, AZ, after living in the Bay Area for several years. I had the pleasure of helping them design their East Bay home, and after they sold it, they asked me to help with their next house renovation in Arizona. Of course I said, "Yes!"

Coincidentally, my sister was also on a business trip there, so we were able to coincide our trips and mix in both work and enjoying all that the Scottsdale-Phoenix area has to offer, which I discovered is A LOT OF FUN and filled with mid-century modern architecture and inspiration.

Fresh off the plane, my Client took me straight to Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West.

 Frank Lloyd Wright's Desert Laboratory

Frank Lloyd Wright's Desert Laboratory

Architecture and FLW Fans will not be disappointed. The setting, nature and history behind this national historic landmark and creative "laboratory" is fascinating and absolutely spectacular in person. I had seen some photos before, but nothing beats experiencing the property and architecture/rooms in person. Light diffusion, sound, and nature and how they all interplay can all be witnessed throughout the property and tour.

We spent the rest of my short trip enjoying local eats (due to allergies, I eat gluten-free, no dairy) and there were plenty of yummy spots to enjoy. My Client showed me the best vintage shopping (both mid-century focused and general thrifting) and I somehow was able to fill a small empty suitcase for the trip back to California!

Here are some photos of Taliesin West and our incredible hotel Hotel Valley Ho, which for mid-century fans, is a must-stay! 

 Taleisin West Garden Room

Taleisin West Garden Room

 Talesin West Caberet Theater. I loved seeing the triangle and hexagon shaped inspiration throughout the spaces. My favorite shapesto incorporate into designs!

Talesin West Caberet Theater. I loved seeing the triangle and hexagon shaped inspiration throughout the spaces. My favorite shapesto incorporate into designs!

 Taliesin West Pool 

Taliesin West Pool 

 On the grounds of the Talesin West property.

On the grounds of the Talesin West property.

 Taliesin West, another beautiful reflection pool.

Taliesin West, another beautiful reflection pool.

 Hotel Valley Ho, once host to Bing Crosby, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh and Zsa Zsa Gabor

Hotel Valley Ho, once host to Bing Crosby, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh and Zsa Zsa Gabor

 Hotel Valley Ho's swanky Dining Room. I wanted to take home the Saarinen Chairs and Random Lights. 

Hotel Valley Ho's swanky Dining Room. I wanted to take home the Saarinen Chairs and Random Lights. 

 Hotel Valley Ho's beautiful Lobby. Love the stone work that goes from inside to outside, seamlessly.

Hotel Valley Ho's beautiful Lobby. Love the stone work that goes from inside to outside, seamlessly.

 Hotel Valley Ho. I love how the "balcony" continues through the glass an outside!

Hotel Valley Ho. I love how the "balcony" continues through the glass an outside!

 Hotel Valley Ho Pool. 

Hotel Valley Ho Pool. 

 Hotel Valley Ho. Yes it's always sunny in Scottsdale! 

Hotel Valley Ho. Yes it's always sunny in Scottsdale! 

Taliesin West
http://franklloydwright.org/taliesin-west/

Hotel Valley Ho
https://www.hotelvalleyho.com/

Vintage Shopping:

Midcentury Modern Unique
4610 N. 7th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ


Retro Ranch
#303 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
 

Michael Todd's Treasures
4433 N. 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ