Mid Century in the Desert

May 29, 2012


Phew…what a weekend!  Did all that really just happen?  My head is still spinning and I think Lily and I still need a few days to recover.  An escape right about now sounds very dreamy, maybe in a place like this…

Set on the 14th hole of the Eldorado Country Club, this mid century gem was artfully restored by Interior Design Emily Summers and her crew of handpicked architects and craftspeople.  Originally designed by an unknown architect, the home was slightly neglected and altered over time until Emily brought it back to it’s former glory.  After the restoration and a carefully selected coat of white paint, Emily filled it with her incredible collection of mid century furniture. The golden gondola sofa under the Qing-Dynasty screen is to die for.


photographed by Nikolas Koening for Architectural Digest

I have to echo everything that Lily said yesterday but I also wanted to thank her for all the extra foot work she had on her plate because of my absence.  So, thank you, Lily.  I appreciate you and your friendship so much.



1 Igor { 05.29.12 at 1:38 am }

I think this is the best reason to move into the the desert!!! I am packing my suitcase!! Great home!
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2 ana {bluebirdkisses} { 05.29.12 at 7:04 am }

so beautiful. I would love to live in the desert
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3 Birch + Bird { 05.30.12 at 9:45 pm }

I’d definitely live in the desert if it was in that house.

4 Tracey { 05.29.12 at 11:26 am }

It was so nice to see your smiling face again Rachel. We certainly miss you!!! You and Lily are such a good team and have made such a success in your markets and blogging. You two are truly an inspiration. As for these homes that you have posted ………… AMAZINING!!! I would love to sip some margaritas or anything for that matter around those pools. Ah one can only dream.

5 Birch + Bird { 05.30.12 at 9:43 pm }

It was so great to see you too, Tracey. Thank you so much for coming out for the wine + cheese night and I’d love to join you for a margarita or two around that pool. :)

6 Victoria @ ÉdinHome+Co { 05.30.12 at 5:34 pm }

I love this design and architectural style so much! Sometimes I imagine moving to Palm Springs or some such place just so I can live in a home just like this one :-)
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7 Birch + Bird { 05.30.12 at 9:42 pm }

Palm Springs is definitely known for it’s mid century architecture but it’s possible to find them closer to home, you just have to be ready to snatch them up if they become available.

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