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P.S., I Love You, Pt. 1: Twin Tiki Areas

Boyce, who had designed a few lamps and retro-tiki-mod interiors for associates, fell onerous for the 1,100-square-foot cinderblock rental and its location by the San Jacinto foothills.

Palm Springs continues to exert a tractor-beam pull on followers of MCM, a lot of whom succumb to purchasing or constructing their very own desert hideaways. Two males, each named Patrick, have taken very completely different approaches to residing on this basic desert surroundings.

In 2005, Chicago businessman Patrick Boyce purchased not solely an Alexander house for his personal trip utilization, however a two-bedroom unit in a 1957 house advanced often called Desert Holly. Boyce, who had designed a few lamps and retro-tiki-mod interiors for associates, fell onerous for the 1,100-square-foot cinderblock rental and its location by the San Jacinto foothills. He nixed the vendor’s plans for the ’50s Gaffers & Sattler home equipment to be yanked out, and practiced his nascent inside design abilities when it got here to furnishing the holiday rental.
Classic items—a Ligne Roset sofa, a “lemon slice” dinette set and a ’60s Captain Kirk-esque swiveling vinyl chair—have been augmented with a shag rug and a surfboard desk Boyce made. In a single bed room, midcentury lighting fixtures illuminate a padded headboard within the form of the Budweiser emblem—take that ode as you’ll.

Palm Springs Patrick Boyce Alexander Desert Holly Living Room
Classic items—a Ligne Roset sofa, a “lemon slice” dinette set and a ’60s Captain Kirk-esque swiveling vinyl chair—have been augmented with a shag rug and a surfboard desk Boyce made.

“Within the ’60s after I was a youth rising up in Chicago, many individuals would use their basements as leisure areas. Due to the brutal, lengthy winters of the Midwest, they did their basements with tiki bars and tropical island themes to get their minds off what was outdoors,” he says. “I simply determined that every time I owned my own residence, I used to be going to have a room or space with Hawaiiana and Polynesian paintings and midcentury trendy.” And so he does.

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Keep tuned Wednesday for the opposite facet of Palm Springs modernism.