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Modern Furniture Roundup: Palm Springs Posh

The perfect mix of modern minimalism and old Hollywood glamour, Palm Springs is the epitome of laid-back elegance. Nestled into a dry landscape, this desert oasis is a hotbed for mid-century modern style. Made famous as a movie star hideaway locale during the golden age of Hollywood, where bungalow designs by architects like Richard Neutra and Albert Fray were once owned by stars like Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra, the Palm Springs style continues to be a relevant motif for today’s modern furniture designs.

The key to getting this enviable look is creating a balance between high style and relaxed luxury. Think mid-century modern furniture with clean lines and a dose of comfort. Crisp black and whites are a must, teamed by bold pops of color — sunny yellows, warm oranges and shades of aqua blue will get the job done. Finish the look with transitional pieces that can be used indoors and out. After all, we’re not all blessed with the sizzling Palm Springs climate year-round.

These top modern furniture picks and decorative accents will bring your home up to snuff for the mad men of the modern era.


Knoll Sarrinen Large Womb Chair | YLiving
Saarinen Large Womb Chair from Knoll
Herman Miller Eames Walnut Stools | YLiving
Eames Walnut Stools by Herman Miller


FLOS Lighting Arco Floor Lamp | YLiving
Arco Floor Lamp from FLOS Lighting
Vitra Sunburst Clock | YLiving
Sunburst Clock from Vitra
Iittala Aalto Vase | YLiving
Aalto Vase by iittala
Innit Acapulco Chair | YLiving
Acapulco Chair from Innit
Knoll Saarinen Oval Coffee Table | YLiving
Saarinen Oval Coffee Table from Knoll
Maharam Optik Pillow | YLiving
Optik Pillow from Maharam
Torrey Crell

Torrey Crell

Torrey is a Merchandiser on the YLiving team whose affinity for online shopping pairs well with her years of experience in the ecommerce industry. Appropriately obsessed with fine home furnishings, her San Francisco apartment is curated with several mid-century styles. As a design enthusiast and a non-believer in diets, she loves few things more than an impressive gallery wall or solid breakfast sandwich.

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