Midcentury modern style looms over Palm Springs, often considered the centerpiece of the style. For some designers, this legacy can be overwhelming. Not for Bradley Bayou. The fashion designer turned interior designer has mastered its tenets, fashioning interiors that, while they pay homage to its teachings, are distinctly his own.
The house, originally built in 1947 for Bob Hope, was later purchased by Tina Louise of Gilligan’s Island fame. When Bayou moved in, he updated the kitchen, created a full master suite and constructed the majestic stone fireplace that dominates the living room.
For Bayou, a home’s textures and colors are influenced by the setting. In Palm Springs, that means the grays and browns of the mountains, the warm rich tones of the area’s spectacular sunsets, the rich greens of the grass and palm trees. “To keep the focus on the views, I chose colors for the interiors that blend with the exterior.”