ModShop’s Mid-Century Modern Retreats in Palm Springs, CA



For most Californians you ask, they’ll say their life motto is, “Work hard, play harder.”


ModShop’s owners and designers, John and Taryn Bernard do exactly this. For over 16 years the duo developed a custom furniture company once called Room Service, which has now transformed into the brand ModShop. For them, it’s not just about selling furniture and eclectic accessories, but about selling a comfortable and relaxed lifestyle.

Inside Tom Brady and Giselle Bundchen’s Eco-Friendly MansionDecember 2014

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Yesterday we spoke about Prince William and Kate Middleton’s British pad, and today we’ll take a look a stylish American couple’s home: the sleek $20 million California mansion belonging to super model Gisele Bündchen and pro football player Tom Brady.

A Castle Built for American RoyaltyDecember 2014

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Looking at Boldt Castle on Heart Island in Upstate New York, you may think that you have been suddenly transported to the heart of the Rhineland, as this waterfront estate resembles the expansive palaces of fairytale aristocracy moreso than a summer retreat along the St. Lawrence River. 

Kansas Public Library Takes a New Spin on Institutional DesignDecember 2014

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In many major cities, the central public library is considered not just an important gathering place, but a distinct architectural landmark. From gigantic classical structures like the Boston Public Library to the Art Deco masterpiece that is the main branch of the Los Angeles Public Library system, these buildings have a gravitas and seriousness that establishes them as important cultural institutions. That’s why when the Kansas City Public Library commissioned a design for the garage of their system’s main branch that resembled a theme park attraction more than a center for learning, architecture critics were both stunned and intrigued.

Drew Barrymore Talks Home DesignDecember 2014

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Award winning actress and producer Drew Barrymore is sharing her home design tips for all of her fans. The star spoke to about the mistakes and successes she’s made in the home sector.


Installing a Gallery Wall into Your HomeDecember 2014

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Many homeowners are apprehensive about placing art on the walls of their home. While they may have a favorite painter or have collected a series of photographs, the layman will often have a hard time deciding what the best course of action is for displaying their masterpieces. This is why if you are looking to have a museum-quality display in your house, you should consult with Los Angeles interior designers like those at Caisson Studios to help guide you in not only hanging your artwork but making it all work in the context of the larger room. Here are a few tips and tricks you should keep in mind before simply hanging your pieces of art.

Cultural Influences Inspire Will & Jada Pinkett-Smith’s California HomeNovember 2014

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While their last name may be common, Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s California mansion is anything but ordinary. In spite of recent rumors, a rep for the couple recently confirmed that the duo does not plan on putting their home up for sale anytime soon. A few years ago the power couple took time to discuss their family oasis with Architectural Digest, sharing their design inspirations and cultural influences with the magazine.

Experience Nature in an Upscale TreehouseNovember 2014

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Talk about going green! Treehouse Paradise, located near the Redwood Forest in Southern Oregon, allows guests to truly get in touch with nature.

Inside Donna Karan’s Sleek Upper West Side ApartmentNovember 2014

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In her latest endeavor, Karen Lehrman Bloch, the author of the upcoming interior design book titled “The Inspired Home: Interiors of Deep Beauty,” has selected 25 interiors belonging to individuals who truly have an eye for style. One of these sleek pads is the Manhattan apartment of fashion designer Donna Karan.


Architect Turns Plane into Luxe HomeNovember 2014

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Here on our blog, we’ve examined one-of-a-kind houses, from tree house lodging to castles, but none have taken flight quite like today’s topic. Architect David Hertz created a livable Malibu home out of a 747 aircraft for his client Francie Rehwald. In 2005, the two traveled to the Mojave Desert, also known as a retirement home for aircrafts that can no longer fly, where Rehwald purchased the airplane’s parts for $50,000.

Creating a Chic Home OfficeNovember 2014

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Although working from home has gained more popularity in recent years, successful individuals have been accomplishing this task for decades. Take 20th century Modernist architect Alvar Aalto for an example. His house, equipped with a modern studio, can show you how to intertwine your home and work space while retaining balance between the two.

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