Personal Space

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

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Haver originally built the house as a four-bedroom, but the previous owner combined some of the bedrooms, turning it into a two-bedroom home. You can still see where the two bedrooms were divided in the master bedroom by a few-inches-wide strip of floorboards that run perpendicular to the rest.

Guerriero has brought in fabrics from several different countries to give the space a worldly feel. The headboard is covered in a fabric from India, pillows in a built-in reading nook are made of velvets from Israel and ticking from France, and Indian silk fans line the walls.

Guerriero says their bedroom is almost finished, except for the storage room she plans to renovate into a walk-in closet for herself, fully equipped with a washer and dryer inside.

Like the bedrooms, the previous owner also combined rooms to create an expansive master bathroom with both a bathtub and unenclosed shower, which would have been impressive on its own.

Beige porcelain tiles line the walls and a squeegee stands in a corner, which Guerriero says gets plenty of use cleaning down the walls and built-in plywood cabinetry.

With a pedestal sink, storage space is somewhat limited in the bathroom, so Guerriero uses a vintage workman's standing toolbox for smaller items like makeup.

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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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