This Modernism Week featured home’s redesign is inspired by travel and sailing

Pat J. Fraley

Strolling through the turquoise door of Maison Bleue Moderne in the Vista Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs, you’re greeted by a photo of vacant lounging chairs by a pool, which sets the scene of the home.  

The four-bedroom, four-bath, 2,400-square-foot Alexander Company home designed by William Krisel and produced in 1958 is one of the featured homes for Modernism Week. Situated below the San Gorgonio Mountains, this house has mid-century modern signatures such as combining indoor and outdoor living, a gabled roof and clerestory window. 

The home was revised by Michelle Boudreau Design in Palm Springs and presents the new owners’ distinctive tone and affection for travel and sailing. The blue textiles applied to bedroom headboards, chair cushions, backsplashes and tile in many parts of the home are in appreciation of the oceans. 

The exterior of Maison Bleue Moderne in Palm Springs, Calif., on Feb. 18, 2022. The home, designed by late architect William Krisel, is one of the featured homes of Modernism Week.

Tones of turquoise on the front door and other components throughout the home seem relevant for the desert considering the gem turns up in the deserts of Arizona, Nevada, California and New Mexico.

The open-concept kitchen and dining room area include wooden-slates as a screen that are again incorporated below the countertops and the bar. The stylish furniture of the living room and dining room spaces builds a relaxing and welcoming mood. But one of the subtle features is the Erik Lindstrom artisan rug below the living room furniture. 

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