Posted by Lauran

This week I’ve been in Palm Springs for Spring Break, staying with some friends who rented a house. I’ve always heard about this place being the mecca for mid-century modern design, and now I know why.

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We’re staying in a neighborhood called DeepWell, and many of its homes show original mid-century architecture. There is also evidence of updates, some that stay within the genre and others that decidedly don’t!

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I especially love all the pops of color on doors and mailboxes.

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With the mountains in the background and the palms in the front, it’s a pretty majestic site.IMG_5075

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These homeowners have a plethora of new and vintage mid-century stores to choose from when furnishing their homes–all found in the Uptown Design District, along North Palm Canyon Drive.

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One of my favorites is Just Modern, which showcases a great selection of original and replica art representing the 1950s-1970s.

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just modern 1It also features colorful pillows and fun small furnishings, like the lamp below.

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Another fun stop is SHAG, the first retail store and gallery dedicated exclusively to the artist SHAG.

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SHAG’s art depicts groovy scenes from the era.

I was happy to see Pelago here too.

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The owners also have a much smaller store in Oakland right by my house, so it was fun to see their larger assortment here in Palm Springs.

If you’re interested in a stay here, check out Mod Mansions for rental information.

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