Outside … And In
No, you aren’t seeing things: our cover image really is an outdoor room, fully appointed in a style you would expect in a beautiful interior space.
Outdoor living is one of the most valued aspects of our lifestyle, and the options for patios, gardens, and all backyard areas are nearly endless.
To enjoy other photos of Laurel and Steve Brown’s desert oasis, which includes multiple patios and an outdoor living room, turn to page 18.
Many readers will recognize the name Bobby Vee, who had a number of gold records in the 1960s, including “Devil or Angel,” “Rubber Ball” and “Take Good Care of My Baby.” I met his daughter, local designer Jenny Vee, on a previous photo shoot in Catalina, Arizona. For this issue, we visited a very personal project — the retirement home she designed for her late parents. Beginning on page 22, check out this distinctly Southwestern residence.
During the summer, escaping the heat by traveling up to Summerhaven on Mount Lemmon is a tradition for numerous Tucsonans. Starting on page 28 you can view the new cabin (a replacement for one destroyed in the Aspen Fire) that’s owned by local architect Diana Osbourne and her husband John, which was created with the help of Interior Designer Dara Davis.
Lastly, for an up-close look at some of the lizards with which we share our outdoor spaces, turn to page 34 for the story by landscape designer and garden writer Jennifer Patton, illustrated with photos by her husband Ben Wilder.