Chris Barrett Design to be featured at Desert Oasis Show House

Feel the Aloha! Chris Barrett Design to be featured at Desert Oasis Show House, March 31 through April 10, 2022
PALM DESERT, Calif. - Feb. 2, 2022 - PRLog -- Chris Barrett Design ( brings the founder's signature element of elevated authenticity to Desert Oasis Show House from March 31 through April 10, 2022, in Indian Wells, located in Southern California's Coachella Valley, the sun-drenched center of upscale resort living.

This unique Show House, a 4,350-square-foot structure designed by architect John Walling in 1978 as an ode to mid-century design located within the El Dorado Estates, differs from most in that a cohesive "Luau Luxe" theme inspired by the homeowner and surf-legend Jeph White is consistently presented throughout the entire installation. A lei-worthy color palette of fresh greens, refreshing yellows and tender coral-pinks is matched with aloha-patterned textiles, hula details, woven straw touches, and the owner's world-class collection of historic long boards.

Designer Chris Barrett develops design projects across the USA and around the world, and now calls Palm Desert home. For Desert Oasis Show House, she takes the lead on two of the property's key areas: the Primary Bedroom Suite, and the exterior furnishings.  Working in collaboration with John Feldman of Ecocentrix Landscape Architecture, Barrett added her unique perspective to the development of the exterior lounges and entertaining spaces to optimize views of the full-round pool and surrounding barranca. The outdoor kitchen, firepit, BBQ and dining and seating areas welcome relaxed gatherings, while the Tiki-tastic outdoor shower hewn from natural lava rock and pebbles adds to the breezy island ambience.

The Primary Suite of bedroom and bath subtly raise the stakes by countering casual, beachy features with a few elegantly polished elements. "By balancing contrasting textures, we're able to communicate the owner's adventurous and fun-loving spirit, along with a sense of deep luxury," says Barrett.  A sophisticated white-and-green area rug designed by Chris Barrett for Mansour Modern beneath the bed softens the limestone effect of creamy porcelain tile pavers, the flooring that extends through the entire interior. Barrett's sumptuous new line of indoor/outdoor rugs for Mansour Modern will debut later in 2022.

Lead designer for the 2022 Show House is Michael Berman of Michael Berman Limited, presented by Design Collaborative. Over the course of 15 days, the Show House expects to welcome more than 5,000 projected visitors, including design professionals and real estate brokers as well as homeowners. Desert Oasis will host three philanthropic events for FIND Food Bank, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Special Olympics of Southern California, to reach the target fundraising goal of $100,000.

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