Immerse Yourself in Bright Color at This Midcentury Rental in Palm Springs

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By Melissa Dalton
The William Krisel-designed home bursts with a vivid mix of vintage-inspired furnishings and bohemian texture.

When Danielle Nagel, the fashion designer and photographer behind the boutique clothing line Dazey LA, bought this 1959 abode last year, many of its defining features were still intact. That's a good thing, since the 984-square-foot house was originally designed and built by midcentury architect William Krisel. Upon taking possession, Nagel maintained the home's vintage vibe by incorporating a mélange of colorful decor to create a fun desert destination, now available to rent on Airbnb.

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Dubbed the "Dazey Desert House," the two-bedroom, three-bath home offers the best of both worlds: it's nestled in a desert setting, yet only a five-minute drive from "bustling Palm Springs entertainment."

Dubbed the "Dazey Desert House," the two-bedroom, three-bath home offers the best of both worlds: it's nestled in a desert setting, yet only a five-minute drive from "bustling Palm Springs entertainment."

Inside, the angled sweep of the roofline and clerestory windows let in lots of desert light.

Inside, the angled sweep of the roofline and clerestory windows let in lots of desert light.

For an eye-catching display, Nagel installed paintings inherited by her grandmother against an accent wall covered in Hygge & West wallpaper. The orange and red pattern is called Arcade, and it was designed by Heath Ceramics.

For an eye-catching display, Nagel installed paintings inherited by her grandmother against an accent wall covered in Hygge & West wallpaper. The orange and red pattern is called Arcade, and it was designed by Heath Ceramics.

On the other side of the living room, Nagel combined a leather Joybird sectional sofa with an AllModern rug.

On the other side of the living room, Nagel combined a leather Joybird sectional sofa with an AllModern rug.

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The dining area features Captain chairs and a Bistro table from Bend Goods.

The dining area features Captain chairs and a Bistro table from Bend Goods.

The original kitchen, complete with Krisel-designed pegboard cabinetry, remains in place.

The original kitchen, complete with Krisel-designed pegboard cabinetry, remains in place.

The cooktop and wall ovens are also original and still function well.

The cooktop and wall ovens are also original and still function well.

For a bedroom accent wall, Nagel chose Justina Blakeney's Cosmic Desert wallpaper in teal, also from Hygge and West, and paired it with a Joybird bed and bright red curtains.

For a bedroom accent wall, Nagel chose Justina Blakeney's Cosmic Desert wallpaper in teal, also from Hygge and West, and paired it with a Joybird bed and bright red curtains.

The home once held three bedrooms, but previous owners removed the wall that separated two of them. The adjacent space now hosts a Joybird couch with a pull-out bed, and a workspace, and it can be separated by a curtain for privacy.

The home once held three bedrooms, but previous owners removed the wall that separated two of them. The adjacent space now hosts a Joybird couch with a pull-out bed, and a workspace, and it can be separated by a curtain for privacy.

The office niche features a desk from Joybird and a citrus-colored metal wall shelf by New Made LA.

The office niche features a desk from Joybird and a citrus-colored metal wall shelf by New Made LA.

Outside, a punchy dining set spray-painted by Nagel livens up the patio.

Outside, a punchy dining set spray-painted by Nagel livens up the patio.

A striped hammock is perfectly placed for relaxing and taking in the sunset.

A striped hammock is perfectly placed for relaxing and taking in the sunset.

Book your stay at the Dazey Desert House in Palm Springs here. Rates start at $200 per night.

Related Reading: 9 Palm Springs Retreats For Under $200 a Night 

Project Credits:

Architect of Record: William Krisel

Interior Design: Danielle Nagel / @danidazey