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10 Ways to Invite Palm Springs Modern Style Into Your Backyard

Long cherished as a weekend escape from the urban jungle of Los Angeles, the desert oasis of Palm Springs is a virtual Mecca of Mid-Century Modern architecture and design. The movement we now think of as “Desert Modernism” could only have taken root and bloomed in this particular time and place, thanks to an unexpectedly fertile environment for innovation.

In response to the area’s famously intense climate and dramatic topography, the architects of the day—including Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Donald Wexler—used unexpected materials and new post-war construction techniques to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living spaces. The result was a stark, sophisticated aesthetic that’s still SO relevant.

Furniture, textile and accessories designers answered this asceticism with brash colors, playful patterns and sleek, organic shapes—creating a marvelous marriage of sanctuary and surprise. Luckily, you need not own a Neutra home (which range from just under $2M to nearly $10M) to invite Palm Springs Modern style into your life. Here are 10 ways to get there!

Sign of the Times

Create a graceful, modern aesthetic, starting at your front door.

Circular Modern Plaque

Bench Warmer

A striking and ultra-modern take on an American classic, this crowd-pleasing picnic set is durable, lightweight, and even meets MR 4 LEED qualifications for sustainability.

Rambler Picnic Table

Nest like hanging chair that is made in hand welded stainless steel

Swingers Wanted

The nest-like Canasta is basically a hanging planter for humans–and is guaranteed to be the only place your guests will want to sit.

Canasta Hanging Swing

 

fiberglass orange oval pebble planter

Organic Orb

Put the fun in function with these colorful planters designed to add brilliant pops of color wherever you want ‘em! Made from durable high-gloss fiberglass in a variety of shades.

Fiberglass Pebble Planter

 

Mid century orange tall bonfire fire pit

Light My Fire

We’re absolutely burning for this wild, whimsical take on the traditional backyard fire pit. Standing a full seven feet tall, it’s inspired countless gatherings and a few magazine shoots.

Bonfire Outdoor Fire Pit

 

Yellow powder coated aluminum triangular bird feeder with soft edges

Flight of Fancy

Why shouldn’t your feathered friends live in luxury, too? Invite avian guests to linger—and hopefully nest—with this minimalist birdhouse made from recycled materials.

Beekman Bird Feeder

Orange handwelded steel frame luna rocker

Rock With You

This isn’t your grandma’s rocker—unless granny was holding court at Brat Pack pool parties. Equal parts durable and darling, this little burst of backyard joy is also VERY comfy.

Luna Patio Rocker

White cast pebble concrete seat

Outdoor Art

The Cast Stone Pebble Seat is an organic shaped sculpture that is furniture and art. Use individually or arrange in a flexible group of any configuration. In a range of sizes and colors.

Cast Stone Pebble Garden Seat

Modern pillow with oval ocean color design

Bright Idea

Modern doesn’t mean no patterns. The eye-catching geometric design of the Ocean Pillow will refresh any space. As sof as it is durable in the elements.

Modern Oval Ocean Pillow 20″ x 20″

 

Powder coated aluminum lounge chair that is weaved with beige polypropylene rope

Stackable Style

You won’t be sacrificing style for functionality ever again with this modern design. Lightweight, sturdy, and stackable, these chairs are perfect for the beach, on the terrace, or back patio.

Loop Lounge Chair


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