Sometimes the best inspiration comes from commercial spaces who can afford amazing designers like Jonathan Adler. Case in point: The Parker Palm Springs.
I spent the past weekend at the fine resort for a friend's wedding. It was my second stay at the hotel, which is beautifully manicured and richly decorated. Homes and hotels all across Palm Springs are known for their updated midcentury modern decor. However, none of them do it in a way that feels quite as upscale as the Parker.
The Parker's lawns are well maintained, structured but yet still helps guests relax with some central pies. There are hammocks, outdoor fire pits and small bistro tables where guests can gather, sip a cocktail, and soak in the rays or moonlight.
With such beautiful grounds, you won't want to stay inside -- even if it is 100 degrees inside. Nonetheless, their lobby and rooms do deserve some special attention.
My absolute favorite was the white canopy beds paired with a crisp white duvet. A red chair in the corner adds a pop of color to the room, without overpowering it. Bamboo wallpaper accents the ceiling to add more texture. While I'm not a fan of the cheetah print bench, the geometric Kilim rug helps redeem the poor choice. The weaved bird rug further adds a geometric look that appeases the eye. Lastly, the gathered fabric on the lamp shades add texture to help a wall pop and would be a great addition to any room.
Finally, their indoor bar adds a sexy mood to any nightcap. With so many mirrors, a little lighting goes a long way. While so many mirrors could be dangerous with the wrong designer, Jonathan Adler knows how to maximize this small space to make it pop. The potted palm trees help to tone down any gaudiness and gives it the right amount of a tropical vibe.