deserts finest medical marijuana

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

the foxx company

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

The Reserve

Art as a Foundation

A Washington couple builds a home at The Reserve to enjoy their art collection while visiting the desert.

Janice Kleinschmidt. Interior Design

Homeowners typically hire an architect before lining up a designer to select the interior finishes and furnishings. After all, the foundation, walls, and roof need to be built first. Interior designer Randy Patton’s clients diverged from that course for their custom home at The Reserve in Indian Wells. “They felt we would be very much involved in all aspects,” says



A judicious use of bold color makes a successful marriage with a predominantly achromatic backdrop.

Janice Kleinschmidt. Interior Design

Two stark homes prove that a minimal pop of color is all you need to invigorate a space. Ossie Saguil describes the former state of his 1960s-built Seven Lakes Country Club condo as a “fairly nondescript rental” awash in beige. When he and Craig Mann purchased it, they ditched the beige tiles in favor of slate and painted the walls

Nicholas Lawrence Interior Design

The House That Built a Showroom

After tiring of countless trips to L.A. for a recent project, this design duo opened a 
much-needed furniture and art resource closer to home.

Lisa Marie Hart Interior Design

“Surely, you won’t want to change a thing!” said friends of an Indian Wells couple who purchased the former home of an interior designer. Little did they know this couple had distinct ideas for the casually elegant abode. What began as the couple’s simple request for a wine room developed into a lasting relationship with Lawrence Lazzaro and Nicholas Hertneck


Gold Futures

Meet the most talked-about finish for lighting fixtures from Modernism Week.

Lisa Marie Hart Interior Design

Lighting refreshes a space with the flick of a switch. It’s the finishing touch for every room. If you missed Modernism Week Show House 2017: The Christopher Kennedy Compound, you missed a stylish
 saunter through the latest lighting trends installed in a real residence. As Modernism Week’s exclusive kitchen and bath sponsor for a third consecutive year, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen

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Halfway There

Neither exposed to the great room nor completely shut in, this kitchen whips up a brilliant compromise.

Lisa Marie Hart Interior Design

Your grandmother might balk at this kitchen. She would have preferred the one the homeowners demolished. Built in 1956, the closed-off kitchen was dated and obsolete. It had sunshine yellow tile countertops and a wall-oven the size of a meatloaf. “Everyone walked in and said. ‘I love that oven!’ And I said, ‘Do you want it?’ ” recalls homeowner Mark