Form and Functionality

DesignerLori Carroll
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

“Rugged peaks, gullies, canyons and alluvial fans…” describe the Tortolita Mountains located deep in the American Southwest. Finding the spot for a second home amidst the remarkable Sonoran desert became the perfect location for a quiet winter retreat. Problem was, these new desert dwellers came from Midwestern waterfront property where crisp whites and tropical pastels were the hallmark of their family home. Finding a local interior designer who could ease them in to the natural, organic appeal of the desert gave them a fresh perspective on peace and serenity. All great master bathroom designs have one thing in common; a space has to satisfy the homeowner’s needs and reflect their personal lifestyle. Finally convinced contemporary could be warm and inviting, incorporating many of the materials that define contemporary design; glass, tile and wood emphasize the clean simplicity that is also soothing and restful.