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The Dream Team

The Dream Team

An interior designer and former director of sales for Cambria hand-picks a vendor partner to reimagine her kitchen, dining, and living spaces — starting, naturally, with the perfect countertops and cabinetry.
Most home buyers can’t resist a beautiful house that is ready, set, go. But Candice Knox and her husband, David, are not most home buyers.
Living on the Land

Living on the Land

One couple who resisted the urge to design before they spent months trying out their new space attest they don’t regret a moment of living in the “before
Owners Sam Kivett and Jon Gilbert took their friends’ sound advice after purchasing the 1958 home in Palm Springs' Vista Las Palmas and lived there part time before committing to a redesign.
New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block

Designers and artists have flocked to Palm Springs and made it their new nest — bringing global viewpoints and an excitement to share them
Looking for some designing ideas? In each issue we spotlight what's new, hip and trendy to the desert lifestyle in the Greater Palm Springs area.
A Healthy Dose of Design

A Healthy Dose of Design

A stickler for quality and a devotee of well-placed art, the personable Jeanette Christian has been building relationships with design clients valleywide for decades
As an interior designer, Jeanette Christian of Christian Design Associates has a keen interest in quality, style, and art.
Elements of Surprise

Elements of Surprise

A previously dark and unremarkable home brims with character thanks to vintage pieces, custom details, and one couple’s trust in their designer’s imagination
After designer Sean Gaston walked through a number of midcentury modern houses looking for that certain je ne sais quoi that would lend itself to going under the knife and emerging reborn, this was “the one.”
Pooling Their Talent

Pooling Their Talent

Designers Howard Hawkes and Kevin Kemper craft true midcentury getaway
Everyone within a 50-mile radius talks about — and strives for — indoor-outdoor living. But this 1958 Palm Springs home that underwent a deep, top-to-bottom renovation by H3K Design takes it to an awesome extreme.
Bold & Beautiful

Bold & Beautiful

How to fall in love with your next choice in cabinetry
When the dust settles, it’s those beautiful cabinet faces that stare back at you that makes all of the serious decision-making involved in a chef-worthy kitchen renovation worthwhile.
Take Me to the Island

Take Me to the Island

Desert craftsmanship sets sail for the British Virgin Island to complete a trendsetting design-build project
With design outposts in Los Angeles and Palm Desert, Nicholas Hertneck and Lawrence Lazzaro of Nicholas Lawrence Design are more than accustomed to zipping across Southern California between their offices and clients’ homes.
Out Scouting

Out Scouting

The easiest rooms to update — the bed and the bath — cozy up to a soft and neutral Zen approach
From the modern home boutiques in Palm Springs to the midcentury-infused Uptown Design District and remodeling showrooms across the Coachella Valley, our editor selects her favorite furniture, accessories, and design ideas for the season.
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