ROOTING FOR YOU
In Palm Desert, Rooted Plant Design and Care plants a tree in a U.S. forest for each residential or commercial client they represent. The new plant and floral design studio specializes in creating interior spaces and patioscapes that are lush with green life. They also enliven events and offices, provide ongoing plant care, and have a special green thumb reserved for faux plants, ideal for low-light or low-maintenance situations.
In a region filled with architectural banks, the Las Palmas Bank of America Building built in 1981 wasn’t one of them. Local entrepreneur Mike Flannery of Acme House Company and Solterra Development recognized potential in the bulky structure on North Palm Canyon Drive and invested a year in its glass-walled makeover. Reopened as Flannery Exchange, the building combines bright and sunny co-working spaces and conference rooms with established businesses and the grab-and-go Café La Jefa. A rooftop deck for brainstorming sessions (La Jefa coffee in hand) is the mountain-view high point designed to attract a community of gurus, entrepreneurs, and creatives.
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY PALM SPRINGS ART & DESIGN GALLERY
ALL TOGETHER NOW
Ed and Betty Koren have combined their vintage and antiques offerings through Bridges Over Time with The Koren Gallery to create the Palm Springs Art & Design Gallery specializing in 20th- and 21st-century design. United in downtown Palm Springs, the 7,500-square-foot space features significant period furniture, decorative objects, lighting, fine art, and sculpture.
MODELING THE MIDCENTURY MOTIF
How will that 1960s chair look back at home? The Modern Home 2 showroom offers a clue, arranging exceptional vintage furniture, lighting, and accessories into vignettes that help to visualize modernist lines and scale in a true room setting. Contemporary pieces join midcentury modern objects and original MCM artwork, all in a luxe interior. Design projects can tap into a wide assortment of mod fabrics, wallcoverings, and upholstery textiles ready to recover new or vintage furniture. MH2 brings authentic vintage style to the Sun Center along Palm Canyon Drive and complements the Modern Home Design Showroom behind it, a resource for every-era flooring, tile, and decorative hardware.