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Contemporary Asian in Palm Desert

The overall feeling of Asian eclecticism is found everywhere in this California residence located in The Vintage Club. DLD redesigned the interiors with new Brazilian wood ceilings and the exterior with new copper fascia and custom copper entry gates. “It’s like being a chef – you want to be able to use the finest ingredients, because that will allow the quality to show up in the finished dish.”


The inspiration for this project came when my clients wanted an Asian Contemporary designed house. I had just finished their very East Coast white clapboard house with great success so I was intrigued with my next assignment. They traveled and I gutted their new Palm Desert house in the very hot summer. I was very inspired by a Coppersmith I found in Colorado who I commissioned to design the Front Gates with a bamboo motif. As that unfolded, I got the idea to do panels around the perimeter of the house to gain height and add a drama that was timeless. I was further inspired by an amazing embroidery silk oriental screen that was placed above the living room bar. Everything about this project I loved especially the use of exotic woods, and veneers.

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