Grand entry with reflective pools, concrete pads, and lush cacti and palm garden, inviting you into Desert Retreat's modern oasis.

Palm Springs Retreat


Perched high above the Coachella Valley, Palm Springs Retreat is a stunning testament to modern desert living. This interior design project, a departure from our firm’s signature Pacific Northwest style, embodies a blend of modern luxury and the natural beauty of the desert landscape.​

The homeowners, a vibrant retired couple deeply ingrained in the desert community, sought a home that would cater to their love for family gatherings and entertaining. With a passion for golf, tennis, and pickleball, they envisioned a space that would not only embrace the surrounding natural beauty but also provide a luxurious retreat for their family and friends.

Originally a dated Hollywood regency meets Asian-inspired 1960s home, Palm Springs Retreat underwent a remarkable transformation. The design team, in collaboration with Palm Springs architect Javier Segura, reimagined the space, relocating the kitchen to capture breathtaking mountain and valley views, while repositioning bedrooms and adding a guest casita. The result is a modern oasis that seamlessly integrates with its natural surroundings.

Drawing inspiration from the desert and mountain landscape, the design palette features earthy neutral tones such as gold, taupe, sage, and deep palm green, with accents of ochre and sienna. This thoughtful selection of colors and materials creates a harmonious blend between indoor and outdoor living spaces. Each space, from the inviting living room with its bronze-finished fireplace to the stylish bar inspired by boutique hotels, invites you to relax and unwind in luxurious comfort.

Grand entrance: concrete siding, double glass doors. One ajar, revealing brutalist lamps on an entry console and a giant circular mirror above.
Sleek and modern chef's kitchen, grounded by wood paneling on cabinetry and island, creating a warm, inviting space

The Interior Design of the living room at Palm Springs Retreat is a study in sophisticated comfort. The bronze-finished fireplace and cement chimney anchor the room, while the 10-foot velvet sofas offer ample seating for guests. Swivel chairs offer flexibility, allowing guests to take in the breathtaking views or engage in lively conversation. Above the fireplace, an oil on canvas artwork by Michael Dailey from 1966 adds a timeless artistic flair, complementing the room’s luxurious yet welcoming atmosphere. The painting’s hand-made touch and organic vibe provide a beautiful contrast to the room’s contemporary, clean-lined furniture, adding depth and character to the space.

Desert Retreat's living room boasts a bronze fireplace, 10’ velvet sofas, swivel chairs, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors merging indoor-outdoor spaces.
Inviting living room at Palm Springs Retreat features a bronze-finished fireplace, 10’ velvet sofas, and a mix of contemporary and traditional elements

Adjacent to the living room, the bar at Palm Springs Retreat is inspired by boutique hotels, offering a stylish escape for intimate gatherings. The interior palette of moody stone, oak, and bronze materials creates a subtle and satisfying ambiance, inviting guests to unwind and enjoy the desert vistas through the expansive windows.

Bar at Palm Springs Retreat: Moody stone, oak, and bronze materials create a stylish escape with expansive windows framing desert vistas.
Dining room at Palm Springs Retreat: A defined dining space featuring a carved teak root table, contrasting for a natural and refined ambiance
Dining room at Palm Springs Retreat: Oak and brass paneled walls, with views into the guest wing, offer an intimate dining experience in a modern desert setting.
Office/family room at Palm Springs Retreat: Veiled rock formations backdrop a textured wall, embracing warmth and comfort in a cozy, intimate space.
Casita dining area/game table at Palm Springs Retreat: A versatile space with a cozy ambiance, perfect for dining or game nights, offering a retreat within a retreat
Guest bedroom at Palm Springs Retreat: A serene oasis with luxurious furnishings and desert-inspired accents, offering a peaceful retreat for visitors.

The primary bedroom at Palm Springs Retreat is a serene sanctuary, designed to embrace the natural beauty of the surroundings. Sheer curtains layer the windows, offering a variety of views, from distant mountain canyons to intimate grounds. The walk-out walled shower backdrop in the primary bath brings a warmth and earthiness to the cool vibes of the stone environment.

Rich brown tones in the room echo a painting's deep brown and green hues, creating a harmonious and sophisticated atmosphere.
Primary bathroom at Palm Springs Retreat: A luxurious oasis with a walk-out walled shower backdrop, offering a warm and earthy contrast to the stone environment
Outdoor bathtub at Palm Springs Retreat: A luxurious escape with mountain views, offering a serene and indulgent bathing experience under the open sky.

The reconfigured pool boasts a lap pool, wading area, and sun shelf, inviting you to take a refreshing dip or simply soak up the sun. Surrounding the pool is an expansive outdoor living space, thoughtfully designed to be the focal point for family gatherings and entertaining. With its breathtaking views and luxurious amenities, the pool design at Palm Springs Retreat is truly a haven for both relaxation and recreation.

Pool area at Palm Sprinfs Retreat: Large cement pavers surround the pool, offering a contemporary and durable surface for lounging and enjoying the desert sun.
View of Palm Springs Retreat from across the pool: The house emerges elegantly, blending with the desert landscape, creating a harmonious and picturesque setting.
The outdoor living room is the focal point, with the exercise room's roof extending to create shade for the poolside sectional, offering a perfect spot for relaxation
Quiet corner of the courtyard at Palm Springs Retreat: An olive tree stands majestically next to a double chaise lounge, offering a serene and secluded spot for relaxation and contemplation
A serene oasis welcomes guests with a tranquil reflection pool surrounded by a vibrant cactus garden, setting the tone for the desert luxury within.

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