Modernism Week: The West Elm Pool House
Wow this Modernism Week was good! From seeing several new homes to attending far more lectures and exhibits than I have in past years, I'm constantly amazed at how every season, I have a completely different experience. This year, Nikko and I started with a private tour of the West Elm House prior to its official opening. It was such a treat to experience the space in mostly solitude, enjoying the layout of the property, and West Elm's modern take on (often Italian inspired) Mid-Century.
While I loved the interiors, the outdoor area really stood out - the pool was certainly the main focus, but I also loved how many private little seating areas there were scattered around.
I also loved the murals - particularly the two done by Shawn Savage - I also loved how different they are from each other, which really helped to divide the spaces even further (the pink mural is my favorite).
Interior wise, the Casita really stole my heart. Nikko and I were both smitten with the tiles and wallpaper in particular.
P.S. you can actually rent this house when you're in Palm Springs - here's the link... ;)
I've got a few more home tours to come! Stay tuned..
Photos by Nikko Valentino