Several members of my husband’s family were in town last week. My father-in-law used to work at the Wigwam Resort in west phoenix. So last weekend, we went to reminisce, see his old co-workers and view the newly redesigned space. The Wigwam has gone through a transition in the last few years, new owners, new logo and the resulting new look. It’s gone from ho-hum outdated cowboy to Southwest chic!
My Grandparent’s house is off of one of Wigwam’s golf courses so it has always held a special place in my heart with lots of childhood memories. I had an image in my mind of what it used to look like, and I was shocked to see the new look. As a Southwest gal, I think the balance is a hard one to strike. Southwest prints, cowhide, leather, wood and native american can definitely veer into tacky.
When we first walked in, I was greeted by this sitting area. With a color motif of americana and an awesome double sided sofa, It looked so inviting.
Custom upholstery for the space wins in my book and I also loved the print on those middle pillows.
Which they also used on a bench close by.
This display of an antique rug was also interesting. A simple mounting of an antique textile on a neutral backing with plexiglass over it. Love the museum display look.
Isn’t this genius? Simple fabric draped and framed over boring light fixtures/skylight. So cost effective and you see the bulbs less in person that this picture would have you believe.
This part of the lobby boasts another double sided chesterfield couch (in leather.) A great blend of patterns, lots of texture, with a unifying color scheme. I really loved the contrast of the black and white striped rug against the cowhide. The modern shape of the chairs help to keep it from feeling dated.
The bold graphic rugs were everywhere and gave the much needed color and contrast. I’m also a sucker for fun trim, like these stools in an eating area.
Another eating area, great colors and fabric choices.
More rugs! (and a bin of oranges for the taking, they are plentiful indeed here!)
And more rugs again, I love the casual overlapping, it’s different, but relaxes the rooms and makes them much less stuffy or formal.
I thought this use of industrial/found materials was cool, just fill in the empty panes with mirrors.
I initially thought these were barstools, but being that they aren’t against a bar…just decoration I guess, still cool!
The Ikat-esque pattern on just the lower cushion of the couch was interesting here, and isn’t that picture great?! I thought it was part of the new design but my Father-in-Law said they’ve had it since the beginning
Not sure how long they’ve had this picture, I loved it though. Native American women with polka dots!
These “chandeliers” were in one of the restaurant dining areas. Cool industrial fixtures, with Edison bulbs, I also liked how they framed them with the rustic carved wood.
Well that’s the Wigwam, if you are visiting that part of AZ, check it out, they make a mean mojito and the pool looked so inviting. I hope you liked their lobby as much as I did, definitely gives some inspiration for Southwest decorating! Happy Memorial Day!