Come Play Bocce Ball in Palm Springs

Come Play Bocce Ball in Palm Springs

On one side of The Easmor Alexander’s private backyard is a long, wide strip of gravel. It’s a good amount of space, with large palm trees, privacy and wide mountain views, but there has been no good reason to go over there. Until now. To create the Bocce court, we raked the gravel away, leveled […]

Private Palm Springs Backyard: Before and After

Posted on May 6, 2015 in Palm Springs Alexander Vacation Home
Private Palm Springs Backyard: Before and After

The bones of this Palm Springs home were all there. It just needed some elbow grease and TLC. We invite you to check it out in person!

Midcentury Modern Living: Adding the Finishing Touches

Midcentury Modern Living: Adding the Finishing Touches

We’re working on improving the Easmor Alexander all the time. Sometimes the changes are big, and sometimes they are small. Recently, we’ve added few new design details for our Palm Springs guests. Can you see what’s different? And just for fun, here’s what the living room looked like when we first got started.

Splash! The Easmor Pool Awaits …

Splash! The Easmor Pool Awaits …

Last summer, we completely refurbished the original pool. We couldn’t save the tile, but we used the same vintage blue and we commemorated the original pool maker, Blue Haven Pools, with a painting. Here are the before and after shots of the pool, along with the painting, which hangs in the hallway of The Easmor […]

Out with the Old Tree… in with Palo Verde

Out with the Old Tree… in with Palo Verde

I don’t like to chop down trees, but the Easmor Alexander had a diseased tree that was also out of place in the drought-tolerant desert landscaping. So we removed it. I really like how we can now see the midcentury modern architecture better now. We also planted a light and lacy Palo Verde, a bright […]

Hikin’ the Lykken, Palm Springs

Posted on Feb 9, 2015 in Things to Do in Palm Springs
Hikin’ the Lykken, Palm Springs

If you love a hike with a great view payoff, this one is fabulous. Start at the Palm Springs Art Museum. (From Sunmor, just go west on Amado, curve left at the mountain, and you pretty much run into it.) There’s a trailhead in the parking lot. From there, you go straight on up. It’s […]

The Fire Bowl Is Finished!

The Fire Bowl Is Finished!

We just added the finishing touches to our outside patio firepit — or really, a fire bowl.  It’s an easy on-off gas powered fire (although you do have to light it, old school), in a concrete pot, with sparkling glass. Now when you’re on vacation in Palm Springs at The Easmor Alexander, you can gather […]

Wintertime in Palm Springs

Posted on Dec 24, 2014 in Palm Springs Alexander Vacation Home
Wintertime in Palm Springs

Before this past year, I had never been to Palm Springs in December. After all, San Diego is pretty nice this time of year. But when I did, I totally saw what I was missing. People are so happy, eating, shopping and even dancing outside. The air is crisp and clear, the sky a deep, […]

Warm Winter Nights Ahead

Warm Winter Nights Ahead

The first phase of renovation is officially over, and now we move on to the fun stuff! We engineered this natural gas fire bowl from a concrete pot — just in time for the desert winter nights. Here’s a photo of the first lighting! What’s next? We have outdoor daybeds and sail-topped sleeping nooks on […]

Thanksgiving in Palm Springs

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in Palm Springs Alexander Vacation Home
Thanksgiving in Palm Springs

I always thought it would awesome to start a new Thanksgiving tradition — Thanksgiving in Palm Springs! I just imagine sunny walks among palm trees in the mid-century neighborhood with the kids, baking with Mom and Grandma in the open kitchen, and eating outside and not worrying about crumbs and table cloths. Then, after we […]