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Winter in Minnesota can be tough. The frigid temperatures and record-breaking snowfall leave many of us searching for flights to some faraway tropical destination. Winter in Palm Springs, however, paints a much better picture. Warm weather, salt water pools, mountain views and an 11-day celebration of mid-century architecture, design and culture during Modernism Week makes Palm Springs the perfect place for an escape.

And that’s exactly what we did! This year, Room & Board participated in Modernism Week as a Platinum Sponsor and teamed up with Brad and Heather Fox, the husband and wife duo behind Fox Homes and hosts of HGTV’s new show, “Stay or Sell.” We loved working with them to furnish the Modernism Week Featured Home: Desert Eichler. The gorgeous home is a modernized version of a design by the famous mid-century California builder Joseph Eichler, designed by Anshen + Allen and developed by KUD Properties.

The best part? A few of us were lucky enough to escape the cold at our Central Office in Minneapolis to celebrate the Fox’s new home at the Eichler Palms Social Party and give public tours of the space to hundreds of Modernism Week attendees. It was so much fun to see people’s reactions to the home and watch as they admired our furniture and colorful decor from fellow Minnesota-based brands and makers.

Keep scrolling to see inside this beautiful home.


Exterior shot of the Desert Eichler home with yellow door

Desert Eichler exterior

Poolside and mountain view from the Desert Eichler

Living Room

Dining Room & Kitchen



Modern bathroom with pink shower tiles

Shower tiles by Mercury Mosaics

Modern bathroom with turquoise shower tiles

Shower tiles by Mercury Mosaics

Looking for more? Check out our story highlights on Instagram to see some of our favorite moments from Modernism Week.

Photography by Monica Orozco (1-13) and ICONS MKTG (14-18)

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  1. Steven J EIchler says:

    Nice story except for a couple of inaccuracies. A common misconception is that Jospeh Eichler was an architect; he was not. He was a builder. What makes an Eichler Home special is that Eichler built architect-designed affordable homes of a mid-century modern design. The other thing to consider, is that the home built in Palm Springs is not a true Eichler. It is a copy built by another builder using an Anshen & Allen plan that was originally designed for and built by Eichler. Of course the plan was brought current to meet current building codes and was also modified by the builder to accommodate changing needs since the original design. So, while it is “Eichler Inspried,” as nice as it sounds, it is not an Eichler Home.

  2. Dale says:

    Wow! Beautiful!!! I was at Modernism Week and completely missed this – I attended the West Elm house and the Christopher Kennedy house, which I found while searching the Modernism Week site for available events to attend. I never saw this during my search and as a HUGE Room and Board fan, I would have totally attended this had it appeared in my searches. I also watched this house being built and would have loved to have toured it. You may want to double check how your event was tagged/titled on the Modernism site so it shows up in available events and clearly states you’re part of the event.

    • Taylor Kippels says:

      Hi Dale, I’m so sorry to hear you weren’t able to find this home tour on the Modernism Week website. I’ll share your feedback with their team.

  3. Jan Lansing says:

    Truly a fun and fabulous house for Palm Springs play time. I’m next door (my tile roof is visible in a couple of the shots–and under that roof in my 1947 bungalow are several Room and Board pieces). Congratulations to Heather and Brad and the KUD team, as well as Room and Board, for creating a refreshing interpretation of the mid-century lifestyle. Welcome to the neighborhood!

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