This project began as a major remodel effort, for a couple who loved their home’s setting at the edge of a desert mountain preserve. Although the couple loved their location, the home was in need of a fair amount of structural work and required a completely updated interior style. The existing home was a somewhat typical example of 1980’s residential building in Phoenix — that being a generally Mediterranean architectural style, but with finishes that were very much linked to color palettes of the 1980’s “Southwest” boon. The clients wished to have a contemporary interior, but wanted to not deviate too far from the inherent Mediterranean identity of the house. The reinterpreted interiors were conceived to be masculine and neutral in color. The original Mediterranean architectural character of the home was lightly integrated into the interiors, to the extent that the architecture and interiors are relatable. The completed project was furnished in such a way as to further enhance a contemporary attitude to the interior spaces.