It’s Alive!

Can a living wall thrive in the desert? Where there’s a pro, there’s a way.

Lisa Marie Hart Interior Design, Real Estate

In the desert, living walls work best inside. They are maintained by a computerized automatic watering system or by hand, but living walls still require professional maintenance weekly.


Dream Kitchens

These appliance design trends are starting a feeding frenzy.

Site Staff Interior Design, Real Estate

Everyone, it seems, wants a new kitchen. Michael Rhodes, senior director of retail at Pacific Sales Kitchen & Home, reveals some of the trends.


Your Papers, Please

When and why wallpaper works.

Lisa Marie Hart Interior Design, Real Estate

Mark Nichols Interiors used wallpaper where the intention is to deviate from the main narrative of this Rancho Mirage home — used sparingly but intentionally to highlight or surprise.


The Artist and the Architect

In sync with William Krisel, a couple draws a new framework for life inside a 1960s home.

Lisa Marie Hart Interior Design, Real Estate

Architect Stan Boles and artist Wendy Kahle weren’t new to vintage homes when they found their second Palm Springs vacation property by William Krisel.


Modern Family

Playful colors and durable materials meet grown-up sensibility in this Interio designed for all ages.

Shelly Cannon Interior Design, Real Estate

Interior designer Jeff Valenson, of Los Angeles–based Jeff Valenson Design, has created a home at Toscana Country Club that unites traditional elements with a clean, modern aesthetic.


Cooking with Gas

This kitchen puts the pedal to the metal.

Lisa Marie Hart Interior Design, Real Estate

This Bighorn Golf Club kitchen is sleek, shiny, and sophisticated, with all the masculine edge of a modern sports car and the tools to make it purr.

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High-Minded Dispensary Design

A desert-inspired color palette mixes with midcentury accents to create a unique, boutique-style marijuana dispensary in Desert Hot Springs.

Lawrence Karol Interior Design

Recreational marijuana will be legal in California as of Jan. 1, 2018, and the proliferation of dispensaries and proposed retail pot shops (one has even been approved for the tony El Paseo shopping district in Palm Desert) means that business owners are getting more competitive with architecture and design to attract clientele. Desert’s Finest Medical Marijuana recently opened in Desert

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Working at Home

Interior designer and showroom owner 
Richard Read shares three concepts he pulled 
off in his own spaces.

Lisa Marie Hart Interior Design

“Whether it’s a pillow, fabric, or artwork, find something that inspires your palette. This room (top right) was designed using the antique French poster as an inspiration for color selection. I chose charcoal blue for the sofas, a beige rug for contrast, and pops of orange, yellow, and gold to create a consistent color theme throughout.” Mongolian fur barstools from

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Do What Comes Natural

Homeowner vision and 
designer intuition converge 
on organic materials, midcentury bones, and a 
modern splash of orange.

Lisa Marie Hart Interior Design

Nothing says retirement like a colossal, 12-by-5-foot custom door that pivots into your new dream home. Cindy and Roy Raftis never tire of swinging open that glass-and-wood beast to greet a stream of arriving family and friends. For this pair of Canadians who recently retired to Rancho Mirage, that door, with its oversize drama and clean-lined beauty, represents the experience

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A Spy in the House of Love

Embrace a residence that both reveals time and transcends it.

Shelly Cannon Interior Design

The call came one day in 2009. Los Angeles–based art dealer Kay Richards phoned her other half, Cooper Layne. “Coop, you’ve got to come to Palm Springs and see this house.” Drawn to the desert as well as the home’s architectural pedigree and potential, the couple knew this diamond in the rough was seduction in the making. Built in 1959