Our desert home yard makeover with Box Hill
This cheery orange mid century home is our beloved Palm Springs pad, the Dazey Desert House. It's vintage vibes and bright colors, very on brand for Dazey, sold me about a year and a half ago. While we try to stay here as much as we can, for the most part we rent her out on Airbnb and for Photoshoots. We decked out the interior right away getting features in magazines such as Domino, Dwell, and even a 10-page spread in Palm Springs Life magazine! The outside however remained pretty bare bones aside from the pre-existing cactus garden. That is until I met Elizabeth of Shop Box Hill! An award winning exterior designer and owner of Shop Box Hill.
I had been wanting to do something with the yard ever since we got it, but didn't know where to start. Since we rent the space out on the reg we knew we needed furniture that could stand up to the influx of guests as well as the extreme heat and wind the desert is subject to. User in exterior design expert Elizabeth! She happened to wander into our Dazey fashion show at Alt Summit and stopped me the next day during the conference to chat. She said she was very inspired by Dazey and wanted to find a way to collaborate. At the time she had no idea I had a mid century home in Palm Springs that needed a yard revamp! It felt as if the stars has aligned and brought us together!
After the conference we began planning and she helped me make selects from her gorgeous website shopboxhill.com. She has SO many amazing pieces and generally works with hotels so they are all extremely sturdy and commercial grade. Once the pieces began to come in we planned a weekend where her and her husband could come out and give Phillip and I a hand with install, placement, and overall decorating. Everything was totally transformed from basically dead space to what feels like an extension of the home. It seems like our square footage has doubled! From the killer cabana to the fire-pit that was literally MADE to match our orange mid century time capsule. We even added a few extra special details like a mural on the center concrete circle and painted our plain circle stepping stones bright orange to match the facade. (Painted with Dunn Edwards exterior paint, the best!) Elizabeth even brought a beautiful piece from her personal collection, the vintage fiberglass chair set.
Also stay tuned for pt.2 of our backyard revamp with Box Hill. We plan on turning the side yard into an outdoor kitchen, shower, and hot tub area!
Scroll down below to see our magical oasis. Elizabeth is not only an incredible designer but also curates the coolest pieces in her shop that can make any yard feel like a cozy piece of art. Here are some quick links to where you can shop the exact pieces you see.
Be sure to check out the Dazey LA IGTV for a full video with footage of before, during, and after!
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A huge thanks to the beautiful and talented Elizabeth of Shop Box Hill!