I recently visited Palm Springs for my best friend’s bachelorette party. Her parents own a beautiful home there, which is decorated in monochromatic tones and lots of attractive Restoration Hardware furniture. It was the ideal place for a girl’s getaway. Of course these days, a trip to Palm Springs is not complete without a visit to the Jonathan Adler decorated Parker hotel. From a delish brunch at Norma’s to a relaxing massage at the Palm Springs Yacht Club, The Parker was truly the quintessential chic and trendy place to be.
A big thanks to the bride’s sister-in-law, Jennifer, for the perfectly planned bachelorette weekend! Be sure to visit her tasteful interior blog the Belclaire House. She rocks!
*These pictures are also from my iPhone, sorry for the quality. I am researching good high-res cameras to buy. Leave a comment if you have any suggestions!
Just inside the courtyard entry of the Palm Springs home. Everything was so lush (and very hot!)
Timeless Restoration Hardware outdoor furniture. Click the picture for links to the outdoor seating.
A rather dark photo, but a stunning and functional kitchen finished-out in different shades of gray. Click the picture for a link to the bar stools.
I was shocked to discover that these floors are NOT hardwood, but porcelain tile. What a genius (and less expensive) way to create a classic look. Click the picture for links to other porcelain tile “hardwood” finishes.
The neighborhood was full of modern spanish colonial homes, most all of them with a courtyard entry. This one in particular was a favorite of mine.
A front yard staircase with potted landings. So California chic!
Palm trees and lemon trees line the entrance to the La Quinta area development.
The entrance to The Parker. Those orange doors are everything!
So Jonathan Adler in every way.
Tufted leather sofa. Lots of texture everywhere.
More of the lobby.
Magnificent lobby bar- love the green marble!
The tassel is worth the hassle… sorry, I had to.
I am not sure what fixture I like more, the palm leave sconces or the draping chandelier. Lovely.
Norma’s for brunch. The artichoke benedict was delightful.
The Palm Springs Yacht Club a.k.a the super swanky spa. What a delightful light-blue tufted ottoman. Great shades of navy and blues were everywhere.
The spa reception flanked by orchids and an enormously cool chandelier.
A wonderful spa swimming area. I love how they put the curtains all the way to the top of the ceiling. A rule I live by, but in this case with the super tall ceilings it brings a much more dramatic flair.
A rather ornate and somewhat-moroccan themed seating area by the pool. The Parker was such a fun experience, I highly recommend a visit!
Photos taken by Christina Dandar for The Potted Boxwood