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Bighorn Project: Kitchen

We are thrilled to share the Big Reveal of the chic yet comfortable kitchen, family room and breakfast room spaces at our Bighorn project.

The house itself is 8000sf and was built in the desert contemporary style. It sits high up on the hill in Palm Desert and is located in Bighorn Golf Club.

Above: the front exterior


The Kitchen

The kitchen features a chic and monochromatic color palette of cerused oak cabinetry in a light finish with Taj Mahal marble slab countertops. A pair of sculptural light fixtures from Hubbardton Forge surmount the island and create a dramatic focal point. Counter stools from Brownstone Furniture add texture.

The light fixtures add drama and a sculptural element to the space. Accents of black and white add a graphic note to the otherwise warm neutral color scheme.

Walls of glass retract and pocket away, offering unobstructed views and blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living.


The Breakfast Room

The cabinetry continues into the generous breakfast room, creating one large space that also features a desk area and "landing station" for mail and packages. More open shelving provides locations for books and accessories.

The warm cognac color of the leather-wrapped cabinetry hardware is repeated in the wood finish on the Saarinen Executive Chairs. The chairs and Platner dining table are from Knoll.


The Family Room

A cozy family room space completes the area. The custom sectional sofa is upholstered in durable Crypton fabric making it both comfortable and stain repellant. A shag rugs add sumptuous comfort and softens the otherwise "hard" architectural palette of wood, glass, and stone.

A brutalist wall hanging from A la Mod, via 1stDibs, adds a hint of vintage flair.

Above: A metal sculpture and crushed glass from The Fire Place of Palm Desert create a dramatic focal point in the linear firebox opening and echoes a similar sculpture in the living room fireplace. The A. Rudin swivel chairs are covered in a Kerry Joyce textile.

Rich wood tones punctuate the otherwise neutral color palette. Horizontal reveals in the wall paneling add rhythm and draw the eye towards to the incredible vistas outside.


All about the Details

Within the larger 8000 square foot house, this combination kitchen + dining + tv space creates a cozy and comfortable hub of the household.

Accents of cactus green, cream, brown and chalky white combine with carefully chosen organic accessories, to add a natural feeling within the modern architecture.

I hope you enjoyed this tour!




Photography: Public 311 Design

Styling and flowers: Keith Fortner

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