The homes of Scottsdale, Arizona often pull inspiration from the desert landscape—with Spanish-style architecture and earthy, organic tones. This project from Maeve Design Collective and MDF Development embodies the spirit of the area perfectly. 

Their clients—a young family of four—wanted to create a home they could grow into. “From an aesthetic perspective, the family really wanted to lean into the Spanish aesthetic in a modern way,” designer Brittany Swigart of Maeve tells us. “Utilizing warm materials, including in the wood tones, was important to provide the warmth that Spanish homes are known for.”

Their firm specializes in the construction process, making new builds and luxury remodels easy on the homeowner. “This home was a full remodel,” she shares—walking us through the kitchen, living room, dining space, and bathrooms. “In the kitchen, we love the mix of warm creamy cabinets with the dark oak island. Another favorite moment in the kitchen is the beautiful range wall with the decorative Tabarka tile and wood shelves flanking the range.”

Throughout the home, arches lead the way—honoring the home’s style while offering a modern point of view. Material and furniture selection played into this as well. “In the living room, the fireplace and vintage chandelier really take the cake. In the dining room, the green built-in cabinetry and antique mirror backsplash add some drama to the space. In the primary bathroom, we love the arched built in and the Zellige arch leading into the shower, which gets beautiful light. We also love the mocha brown office/library and the green shower in the kids’ bathroom.”

They had a tight timeline—roughly a year to complete everything—so they chose materials and finishes that would keep the team moving at an appropriate pace. “The clients were along the way for the entire process so saw the progress on a day-to-day basis, which can be exciting,” she recalls. “They were very trusting during the entire process, and I think it’s safe to say we’re all in love with the direction and how the home took shape.”