Five to six times a year, Meg Van Lith heads out on a global shopping spree in order to snag interesting inventory for Tierra Del Lagarto, the shop she co-owns with her parents. The trips are supposed to be all business, but Meg admits she oftentimes can’t help but do a little shopping for herself while perusing the markets in Marrakesh or spying one-of-a-kind finds in India.
Given this penchant for global goodies, it’s not surprising that the home Meg and her husband Doug own in Phoenix, AZ has become a layered trove of worldly pattern and color. In one corner, for example, an Indonesian wood carving rests on an antique cabinet full of curiosities. In another, tile from Morocco sparkles amid Mexican souvenirs. And it doesn’t stop there. The sprawling, 5,000-square-foot space is chock full of these cultural mash-ups.
These combinations are not only courtesy of Meg’s eclectic eye for design, but her dedication to supporting makers from the countries she visits. Admirably, nearly all of the decorations at the shop and in her home are handmade by local craftspeople in India, Mexico, Morocco or Turkey. In a world full of knockoffs and counterfeits, that’s something we can all applaud. Scroll down to check out her entire home, and enjoy! —Garrett
Photography by Meg Van Lith
Image above: An Indonesian cat stands guard over the living room. Meg wanted this room in particular to be a fun, carefree space where her family can relax. Hanging chairs and layers of textiles from all reaches of the globe achieve just that.