What is Desert Modernism? How To Bring This Cool Style Home

Emerging post-World War II, Desert Modernism is still revered for how it seamlessly accentuates the Southern Californian landscape. With low-slung roofs, clean lines, expansive glazing, and earthy materials meeting a mountainous backdrop, it’s no surprise this signature architecture style is still popular in modern interior design.

E Stewart Williams, Hugh M Kaptur, and Charles E. DuBois are some of the architects whose work still punctuates the built environment of Palm Springs today, showcasing the epitome of indoor-outdoor living with an innate sensibility towards the arid and stark desert landscape.


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