Palm Springs, CA 2009
This 2400 square foot condominium, renovated for a young family as a weekend getaway, reflects their youthful lifestyle and desire for bright open spaces with punches of color. The existing space was dark and felt claustrophobic. It was simplified and reconfigured by opening the kitchen to the dining area and living room, creating a large open space flooded with light. Limed oak cabinetry was introduced to integrate the spaces, providing continuity and architectural interest. The master bath and closets were reconfigured to include a dressing room and luxurious bath. All materials, fossilized limestone flooring, limed oak cabinetry, Calacatta Gold marble, German Green limestone, and nickel hardware, are treated in a simple, reductive manner. Along with crisp white walls, they serve as a perfect foil for a growing collection of art and midcentury furniture.
Seating in the living room is upholstered in shades of yellow and green, with accents of pink and red. A mirrored wall reflects and amplifies light, providing a backdrop for a rich rosewood Danish console. Limed oak bookshelves on opposing walls in the den ground the space and create a frame for the large television, minimizing it’s impact. A zebra skin rug, cactus coffee table and sculptural french metal and leather armchair are counterpoints to the large sectional sofa. The space now works for the young clients, sophisticated yet light-hearted and fun.
Photography by Catherine Tighe