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 […]
Joshua Tree, California
Choose your own adventure
About this time last year, we were at Desert + Denim with our favorite sisters Megan and Jen Mussari, dreaming about creating a Joshua Tree bandana together. We wanted the whole bandana to be inspired by the plants and animals that live here, and ultimately go to benefit the natural world. We’re excited to have […]
On the New Moon, the earth, moon, and sun align making us unaware of the moon’s presence in the sky. Without the visual presence and glow of the moon, other celestial bodies typically hidden now shine brighter. Our chances of seeing the sky clearly are heightened on this day, making it a day of clarity […]
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 […]
Slowing down to enjoy the sweet moments is certainly not easy, especially this time of year. Ironically, in order to leave time and space for less, more work, more everything inevitably follows. For all of the extra work that we did to prepare for hosting our families in Joshua Tree this year, we were rewarded with more time outdoors (and incredibly beautiful weather). We spent Christmas afternoon enjoying a meal together in 75 degree sunshine, followed by a sunset hike.
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.
Throughout most of the park Joshua trees steal the show. However in this special oasis, it’s all about the Palms.