“Good design isn’t just about looking good—it’s about feeling good and creating spaces for people to live in. Good design crafts spaces that enhance the lives of the people that live within them. Good design establishes spaces that are versatile to be grand or intimate. Good design pushes the envelope of form and function; it seeks aesthetics and livability. Good design is cognizant and respectful of its surroundings.”
These are the words of Tate Studio Architects, a Cave Creek, Arizona based architectural design studio passionate about creating design that is beautiful and perfectly suited for Arizona living at its finest. I first met Mark Tate many years ago when he was designing an Arizona home and wanted to talk about integrating my work in the design. That particular project did not pan out for my part, but I continued to follow and admire Mark’s architecture, and he followed the evolution of my work as well. Then, a few years ago, he designed and build the lovely Estancia home you see here. The owner, an avid art collector, wanted art that was right at home in the environment. Mark and his designers contacted Bonner David Galleries and Christi arranged for eight of my paintings, all desert inspired, to be delivered and hung on approval.
When you are dreaming and creating in the studio, it’s hard to know where your art might land, and whether it’s a small apartment wall or a grand home, I have to say, it’s always, always, an honor to be “chosen.” Every one of my art collectors is a part of my story, believing in what I do enough to lay down hard earned cash and take the work home.
The sweet part about this project is the admiration I have, as an artist, for
its excellent design. Integration of the outdoors, rich textures, carefully
placed windows, comfortable gathering spaces, restful rooms.
I’m so honored to be a part of this beautiful home, where family gathers, rests, and recharges.
Good job Mr. Tate, and Good Design.
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