Posh in Palm Springs

I recently visited Palm Springs for my best friend’s bachelorette party. Her parents own a beautiful home there, which is decorated in monochromatic tones and lots of attractive Restoration Hardware furniture. It was the ideal place for a girl’s getaway. Of course these days, a trip to Palm Springs is not complete without a visit to the Jonathan Adler decorated Parker hotel. From a delish brunch at Norma’s to a relaxing massage at the Palm Springs Yacht Club, The Parker was truly the quintessential chic and trendy place to be.

A big thanks to the bride’s sister-in-law, Jennifer, for the perfectly planned bachelorette weekend! Be sure to visit her tasteful interior blog the Belclaire House. She rocks!

*These pictures are also from my iPhone, sorry for the quality. I am researching good high-res cameras to buy. Leave a comment if you have any suggestions!

 

PS Entryway

Just inside the courtyard entry of the Palm Springs home. Everything was so lush (and very hot!)

PS House

PS Entry

They used artificial turf in between the square stones for easy maintenance and a polished look.

PS Pool

Timeless Restoration Hardware outdoor furniture. Click the picture for links to the outdoor seating.

 

PS Kitchen

A rather dark photo, but a stunning and functional kitchen finished-out in different shades of gray. Click the picture for a link to the bar stools.

PS flooring

I was shocked to discover that these floors are NOT hardwood, but porcelain tile.  What a genius (and less expensive) way to create a classic look. Click the picture for links to other porcelain tile “hardwood” finishes.

PS Neighborhood House

The neighborhood was full of modern spanish colonial homes, most all of them with a courtyard entry. This one in particular was a favorite of mine.

PS Neighborhood_Potted Stairway

A front yard staircase with potted landings. So California chic!

PS Neighborbood

Palm trees and lemon trees line the entrance to the La Quinta area development.

Parker Entry

The entrance to The Parker. Those orange doors are everything!

Park Lobby Area

So Jonathan Adler in every way.

Parker Lobby Couch

Tufted leather sofa. Lots of texture everywhere.

Parker Lobby Sitting Area

More of the lobby.

Parker Lobby Bar

Magnificent lobby bar- love the green marble!

Parker Lobby Lamps with Tassles

The tassel is worth the hassle… sorry, I had to.

Park Lobby Light Fixture

I am not sure what fixture I like more, the palm leave sconces or the draping chandelier. Lovely.

Parker Normas Brunch

Norma’s for brunch. The artichoke benedict was delightful.

Parker SPA

The Palm Springs Yacht Club a.k.a the super swanky spa. What a delightful light-blue tufted ottoman. Great shades of navy and blues were everywhere.

 

Parker Spa Reception

The spa reception flanked by orchids and an enormously cool chandelier.

Parker Spa Pool

A wonderful spa swimming area. I love how they put the curtains all the way to the top of the ceiling. A rule I live by, but in this case with the super tall ceilings it brings a much more dramatic flair.

Parker Spa Sitting Area

A rather ornate and somewhat-moroccan themed seating area by the pool. The Parker was such a fun experience, I highly recommend a visit!

Photos taken by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood

 

6 thoughts on “Posh in Palm Springs

  1. Welcome to the BLOG world!Your photos are lovely!I feel I was in this house recently but it was FOR SALE!Perhaps, the same neighborhood!I had not been to PS in 38 years!!I was delighted to see not much had changed!I look forward to going back and visiting some of the spots you mentioned here!

  2. Hey Christina, this is great. I love Palm Desert more than PS, however, that’s just me. The high desert terrain is not my fav, but when one is there during the “high season” it truly is lovely. But far from Houston !!! So happy to see Elizabeth from La Contessa visit you. xx’s

  3. Hi Christina ,
    happy to find your pictures of the house I did on your blog , the floor you show in the dining room actually is hardwood but engineered and from kentwood, You went to all my fav places , and took all the same pictures I took..fun Laura agnew interior designs

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