Decorating & Design

March 12, 2018

This Relaxed Palm Springs Home Is A California Dream

California is a destination for dreamers (particularly for vitamin D–starved Canadians) but the aesthetics are changing. The casual sensibilities of the 21st century are leaving their mark. Case in point: Debbie and Marco Paolella’s Palm Desert home, which is an escape from both Canadian winters and typical desert-modern design. “Normally, Palm Springs is a mid-century modern lovefest. That’s what was so refreshing about this house,” says Alda Pereira, the Vancouver designer who transformed the hacienda-style home. Natural textures, soft corners and a range of pale hues speak to both the shifting desert light and the dramatic mountains in the foreground. A short two-and-a-half hour flight away from Debbie and Marco’s home in British Columbia, the Palm Springs area is an easy escape during the long, grey West Coast winter. Click through to tour the relaxed retreat.

Author: Jeremy Freed

Janis Nicolay


House & Home February 2018


Alda Perreira, Alda Perreira Design