Piazza De Liberace - Palm Springs, CA

Last month I traveled to Palm Springs, CA for the Bold Summit Luxury Interior Design Conference.  I had the pleasure of attending a private reception at Piazza de Liberace, one of Liberace's many homes, to celebrate the Interior Design giants, Kelly Hoppen, Joan Behnke and the always entertaining, Martyn Bullard.  It was amazing meeting them and touring the house.  

Credit:  Allen Barry Photography

Credit:  Allen Barry Photography

And what a house! I fell in love.  Not only was it beautifully decorated by Christoper Kennedy,  but the house itself was gorgeous.  Mid-Century modern with a twist.  The layout of the house was fantastic and the perfect size...I don't understand the love of mcmansions, do you?

 I especially loved the wall of glass doors that opened up onto the pool with the spectacular mountain views!    

Here is an interesting little video clip where Christopher talks about the project  http://www.desertsun.com/story/life/2015/02/17/liberace-house-tour-modernism-week/23563691/ 

Take a look at these wonderful photos of the newly designed interiors.  Photography Credit:  Kerry Pucket 

While in Palm Springs, I made sure to get out and have some fun.  On the left is my dear friend Maureen, who attended the conference with me.  We met in design school and love traveling together.  I also posted a photo of my new friend Kimm, whom I met at the conference.  She was so fun and turns out we will be traveling to Spain together.  I am blessed to know both of these very talented and lovely ladies!

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One of the many things I love about traveling is meeting and supporting local artists.  I was lucky enough to stumble upon Mario Cespedes, an artist from  Bolivia, now living in Palm Springs.  I bought this piece of art and can't wait to hang.  It will look perfect in my all white office!  He was a lovely man and so interesting.  Each of his paintings have a wonderful story.

I would love to know - how do you feel about art?  Do you seek out art during your travels like I do?