I’m back in the groove of things after spending two glorious weeks in Palm Springs with my family for spring break. The warm weather, beautiful desert landscapes, and wide variety of activities and restaurants keeps calling me back! The desert scenery, local architecture and relaxed California vibe are such a huge contrast to what we are accustomed to here in Calgary. The difference is refreshing to say the least. Whenever I am away, I take note of the local design trends and architectural styles. One of the things I like best about the design style in Palm Springs is the use of strong saturated colours. Vibrant hues are everywhere and fit right in under the hot desert sun. Many of these bright shades are found naturally in the exquisite blooms of the cactus and plants that thrive in the harsh climate. While I was there I was struck by how wonderful bright yellow looks in Palm Springs and how often it is used in architecture and design.
With sun-shining yellow occurring naturally in the surrounding landscape, it’s no wonder this hue is used so often in design and architecture in Palm Springs. It’s a natural choice! Kelly Wearstler famously used this shade at the Viceroy and you’ll also find it splashed around the pool of the Parker. Even Albert Frey installed yellow drapery at Frey II to mimic the surrounding desert flowers. Typically, yellow isn’t a hue I am immediately drawn to, but in Palm Springs I find it absolutely enchanting. It was everywhere I looked. My holiday was filled with fun family moments, catching up with dear friends over great food & drink, basking by the pool under the sunshine, spoiling myself at the spa and the shopping centres, and just generally recharging my batteries. Until next time Palm Springs xo. Cheers! Jacqueline My Calgary Interior Design firm, Corea Sotropa is known for a sophisticated but fresh approach to residential and hospitality interiors. Please get in touch for all your interior design needs!