Each February, thousands of modern art and architecture lovers flock to the Southern California desert city of Palm Springs for Modernism Week – the ultimate celebration of modern architecture, design + culture. This year, west elm returned as an official sponsor, along with partner Acme House Company. Together, we worked to design the interior + exteriors of a classic Palm Springs home, this year in the El Mirador neighborhood. During Modernism Week, the home is on display for tours – and will become a vacation rental later in the year.

The Design Crew from west elm Palm Springs designed and executed the home transformation – from furniture, textiles and lighting selections, to wallpaper and paint color. Sun-lovers rejoice, as the location comes equipped with a brand-new pool, hot tub + tanning shelf, as well as a fully remodeled casita pool house just steps away from this backyard oasis. And yes, throughout the home are Sonos, the Wi-Fi-enabled sound system that brings the space to life with streaming music. Included in the design are outdoor murals by Shawn Savage + Robert Landry, contemporary art by Richard Prescott + Bryan Boomershine, and photography pieces by Ryan Chesla. All artists included in the home are local to the Palm Springs area.

“Modernism Week is the biggest celebration of Mid-Century architecture and lifestyle in Palm Springs,” says west elm Palm Springs Shopkeeper Wyndal Chapital. “It was very important for us to find an authentic way to engage with the community and celebrate what makes our town unique. The house tours, parties, and water show allowed many people to see our product in a different setting other than inside the store—and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. We love finding ways to genuinely relate to our community, leaving a positive mark on our city, its residents, and its visitors.”

Tour this home below + be sure to check out #TheWestElmHouse hashtag on Instagram to see how people have been enjoying both homes over the past year.

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Richard Prescott

February 20, 2018

So honored to have my geometric, Palm Springs-inspired art included at The West Elm House during Modernism Week 2018. Many thanks to West Elm Palm Springs and Acme House Company for their patronage.

Richard Prescott, Artist – ModCityGallery.com

Barbara Sutherland

February 21, 2018

Love that large retrogeometric/pop art! Where can I buy it?

Karen Gleason

March 1, 2018

Where did all of the wonderful colorful art come from? Love it!

Sandra Sutherland

March 1, 2018

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March 2, 2018

The designs made me homesick for Southern California. The one space I found off-putting is the little “private” walled area that appears to be very close to the street. I conjured up traffic noise, unwanted attention from passers by. Worse, I could hear the crunch of rocks under my tender bare feet and imagine how difficult those chairs would be to reposition and level. Who would want to spend time sitting there?

Virender Gautam

March 6, 2018

Very nice!


February 27, 2019

Can you please tell me who the women was who did the blinds and window coverings. We took her postcard..but have misplaced it. Thank you !

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