The Desert Stardust – Sneak Peak

I’ve posted a few sneak peeks of this recently completed H3K DesignTurnKey project I designed for this FAB transformed 1952 residence in Tahquitz River Estates. Just got these gorgeous photos of the christened Desert Stardust by Ketchum Photography Real Estate Photography! A huge thanks to clients Duke Sherman & John-Paul for being so fun and adventurous to work with! They understand how important it is to create a fantasy for guests to experience when visiting Palm Springs!
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You can stay here too! Contact Vacation Palm Springs for rental info:https://vacationpalmsprings.com/vacation-re…/desert-stardust

H3K Design provides that “Palm Springs Look”

When our clients explained to us they didn’t live in a Mid Century Modern house but still wanted a “Palm Springs look,” we were up for the challenge! I had so much fun helping them transform their 1950’s Spanish Revival, including giving it a much-needed exterior makeover with paint and furnishings! I mixed in some MCM styles that worked easily with the rustic wood and Mexican tile. They are thrilled with the results and this Tahquitz River Estates charmer is now a popular vacation rental!

New exterior paint and enlisting a gardener’s help to spruce up the grounds helped give this 50’s Spanish Revival a fresh new attitude!
The house features 3 “living rooms” including this front parlor with the original fireplace.
It always amazes me how a fresh coat of white paint and fun art can instantly transform a drab place! A lot of these furnishings and art can be purchased through H3K Home
When designing vacation rentals, it always helps to throw in something fun that guests can play like this Foosball table!
I LOVE this photo of a young Clint Eastwood packing his “snakeskin” pants!
The back living room acts as a media room with the pool just outside.
This kitchen has a loft style quality to it, it really came alive with the injection of orange color!
One of the 2 master en-suites.
The back bedroom has so much outside light it seemed like a natural to use sunny, fresh yellows here!
The 3rd “living room” can also act as an impromptu guest room.
The back exterior walls used to be all a mustard color! A fresh coat of adobe white and terracotta trim created a lovely background for the sparkling pool and introduction of orange and white!
So much of TurnKey designing is creating special moments for guests to enjoy while they’re vacationing here!
When in doubt, always use a pagoda umbrella outside, LOL. It never fails to create instant glamour!

Photorealism Paintings by Danny Heller

The first time we saw the work of Danny Heller Art, we thought we were looking at blown up photographs! We were amazed by Danny’s realistic painted renderings of iconic Mid Century Modern buildings, cars, and locations! You can view more of (and purchase) works by Danny on his website:
http://www.dannyhellerart.com/

 

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UPDATE from Danny Heller:

After much anticipation, I’m happy to announce my next exhibition for 2016 will open March 3rd at the George Billis Gallery’s New York City location.

Titled “Midcentury Manhattan,” this series delves deeper into my exploration of the architecture, car culture, and design aesthetic that flourished in New York City in the 1950s and 60s. At a time when the city was transitioning from WWII aftermath to Modern metropolis, a whole new vision of contemporary city life was taking shape. Brownstone buildings turned into glass skyscrapers, a simplified clean aesthetic replaced ornate details, and entire city blocks were leveled to make way for the almighty automobile. Focusing on this duality of old and new, my work captures a changing New York – the old neon signage of the neighborhood pharmacy, as well as the sleek interiors of Mies van der Rohe’s groundbreaking Seagram Building. You’ll find classic storefront windows displaying 1950’s fashion, juxtaposed with office windows of a Madison Ave skyscraper. Viewed as a whole, my series aims to take viewers to this transformative period of time – and might even remind them that many of these scenes can still be found in Manhattan today.

 

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Show Runs: March 1-26, 2016
Opening reception: Thursday, March 3, 6-8pm

George Billis Gallery
525 W 26th St., Ground Floor
New York, NY 10001
212.645.2621
www.georgebillis.com