The house behind the pink door

Columbian-born designer, Moises Esquenazi designed this beautiful Palm Springs home, which was named as one of Metropolitan Home Magazine’s “Best Homes in America.” This Palm Springs vacation home was built for entertaining on a grand scale, both inside and out. The retro glam style comes from a mix of custom-designed pieces, which include the pool cabana and living room conversation pit, and locally procured vintage pieces. As a jack of all trades, Esquenazi has been an architectural renderer, animator, photographer, and now focuses on his interior design business which includes creating spaces for clients as well as designing furniture and wallcoverings. Instead of focusing on a particular style, he strives to integrate the client’s background with the style of architecture and the local surroundings, and always allowing function to guide the design. Having the focus on function permits the client to drop some pre-conceived ideas of what the space should look like, resulting in a more creative use of elements.

Esquenazi, who has been featured in publications such as House Beautiful and Metropolitan Home often mixes many different styles and price ranges in order to make the home feel cozy and inviting. “I try to find pieces that are elegant but not formal. That’s the through line. If you feel like you can’t put your feet on it, it’s too rigid. I want things that you can scratch or dent or eat ice cream on. But I want them to look like they came from all these different places and times in my life and travels.”

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