Personal Space

Inside Misty Guerriero's Internationally Styled Ralph Haver Home in Phoenix

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"As you know, my whole life is vintage," Guerriero says, standing in her doorway leading in to an open, airy living room.

It's been less than a year since Guerriero, her husband Ofer Navon, their Boxer Mia, and daughter Adina left their home near Lux on Central and Campbell avenues and moved to Marlen Grove in north central Phoenix.

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From the street, this 1950 Ralph Haver home seems private and secluded with blue agave, plumeria, and other foliage covering the front of the home despite it sitting on a corner lot. A bright yellow 1970s VW van that Guerriero got from Modern Manor sits out in the side driveway, waiting to be turned into a traveling pop-up boutique. Oak wood paneling lines the exterior of the home, and the wood motif continues throughout the home's interior.

Guerriero says she was about 25 or 26 when she first became interested in decor. But it was when she opened her first Scottsdale store, The Grand Tour, in 2008 that her taste for international style began to blossom.

"I opened up to a completely different world," Guerriero says.

Now, Guerriero's priorities are self and home, in that order. She believes that home is a sanctuary, and if you take care of your home, it will take care of you.

And Guerriero has clearly taken care of her home.

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Evie Carpenter is a visual journalist. Using photography, videography, design, and sometimes words, she tells stories she hopes make a bit of difference in the world, even if those stories are in list form and include GIFs.
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