Rugs are one of our favorite elements to choose for the homes we design—they bring so much warmth, color, and texture to a space. A home is meant to be lived in, and so natural materials that age well are always our first choice. For this reason, we’re often drawn to designing with vintage rugs. They’re […]
An original 1905 church in the Mission district of San Francisco is now a place to put down your phone or laptop for a while (only if you want to), maybe write (with pen and paper), read (from a physical book), rest (without guilt), and physically push yourself to strength (and tears). It’s a place […]
We spent Thanksgiving surrounded by our desert family, voicing what we were all grateful for. We often acknowledge that this is perhaps the best time in the history of mankind to be living in the desert.
One of the things we’ve loved most about living in Joshua Tree is a reconnection to the sun, the stars, the moon, and the seasons. We’re infinitely more aware of these cycles, and now as the seasons transition it’s the perfect time to reset.
Usually when friends come over for dinner and drinks (now that our renovations are finished this is a much more regular occurrence), they usually ask us which part of our home is our favorite now that everything’s done. Our answer is our kitchen.
It’s been a ten months process (yikes!), but the Hacienda renovations are complete. Let’s take a look at what went into the living room.
Joshua Tree engages all of the senses. The smell of the creosote, the sound of the silence, the crunch of the sand beneath your feet. We’re very excited to share this video that captures the experience of staying at one of our homes in the high desert of Joshua Tree, CA.
In this month’s issue of Desert Magazine, they’re talking about their top three desert staycations. We’re honored that the Casita is featured alongside a couple of other stunning properties.
The desert elements truly tested our homes these past couple of months with an incredible amount of rain, wind, and even snow. While we’re always making updates, this past week we tested our own endurance by redoing the ceiling in the tent room in just a few days. Wind and rain had caused a leak, reminding us that we are just human and do not have control over everything; that our house is ultimately a home with a story. In the end, the tent room is better than ever.
We’ve been working diligently on (and living in) the Joshua Tree Hacienda, our newest project. To be quite honest, our life right now consists of dust, tripping over home depot bags while cooking dinner, and working on cleaning up one corner at a time so we have a place to sit and keep (some of) our sanity. It’s a whole different beast renovating while living full-time in the project, but we’re starting to see progress which gives us hope. Ultimately, we know it will be worth it.