For home accents, head east on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard to the Scottsdale Design Center and its lone modern store, Thingz (15125 N. Hayden Rd.; 480/368-8111). In this chockablock (purists would say cluttered) shop, keep in mind the key to contemporary: Less is always more.
For more decorating ideas, visit the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (closed Mon; $7, free Thu; 7374 E. Second St.; www.smoca.org or 480/994-2787). Downtown Scottsdale is about 10 miles northeast of the Phoenix airport.