Modernism Week in Palm Springs is the ultimate celebration for designers and architects who appreciate mid-century architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields. Mid-century enthusiasts from around the world flock to Palm Springs to learn and be inspired by the breathtaking modern architecture and marvelous views of the surrounding Coachella Valley Desert. Here is some inspiration from Palm Springs to celebrate Modernism Week and the architects and designers who created this paradise in the desert.

The Parker Mini Bar

The Parker Mini Bar is quintessential Palm Springs. The mini bar was designed to look like a jewelry box and the mirrored walls reflect the ambient lighting and the emerald, marble cladded bar and walls similar to Aria Stone Gallery’s Verde Aurora marble. The jewel toned color palette is perfect for an intimate gathering after a day of sitting poolside.

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Get the look with Aria Stone Gallery’s Verde Aurora marble. Image courtesy of Aria Stone Gallery.

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The details aren’t lost in the Parker Mini Bar as even the ceiling is tiled and and trimmed with matching green marble to match.

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Get the look with Aria Stone Gallery’s Verde Aurora marble. Image courtesy of Aria Stone Gallery.

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Hugh Kaptur’s Macchia Vecchia Bookmatch Feature Shower

Designed by Architect, Hugh Kaptur, this marble bookmatch shower creates a stunning focal point for this mid-century modern Palm Springs bathroom. The earthy, golden veins area  perfect compliment to the desert landscape and surroundings that this area is known for.

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Get the look with Aria Stone Gallery’s Macchia Vecchia marble. Image courtesy of Dwell.

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Donald Wexler’s Steel House #4

This stunning home was originally designed by one of the original masters of Palm Springs, Donald Wexler. Wexler created many notable homes and buildings in Palm Springs in the Desert Modern style. This style brings joins the indoors and outdoors in a very minimalistic way.

While even Wexler noted that his homes are mostly glass, the “Steel House #4” uses marble and wood to its full advantage. This kitchen was restored in the spirit of Wexler, keeping in mind using a mixture of natural materials such as dark wood and white and plenty of marble with brilliant views of the mountainous views that surround.

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Get the look with Aria Stone Gallery’s Italian marble. Image courtesy of David Salinger.

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Outdoor Lounge with Feature Marble Fireplace

This stunning Calacatta Vagli marble bookmatch feature wall and fireplace backdrop make this modern outdoor lounge welcoming and cozy. The bookmatch subtly centers your eye on the warm atmosphere and creates a perfect ambiance for gathering with friends and family.

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Get the look with Aria Stone Gallery’s Italian marble. Image courtesy of Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners.

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