A Dreamy Desert Retreat: Take a Tour of Brandy Pleasure Smith’s Joshua Tree Cabins

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In that area between anticipating a undertaking and seeing it for the primary time, you surprise if it will likely be all you’d hoped. To say this was the case for Brandy Pleasure Smith and her husband Tyler’s new Joshua tree cabins is a bit dramatic. Smith, a beloved content material creator and longtime contributor to this website, has impeccable style. Her dwelling and elegance are inventive beacons—so naturally, we couldn’t wait to see the sunshine she delivered to the excessive California desert. Belief me: that is the Joshua Tree cabin tour you must see.

Brandy Pleasure Smith’s Dreamy Joshua Tree Cabin Tour

After we entered the serene one-bedroom cabins—there are two, side-by-side—we have been rapt. Mushy pure supplies complement smaller industrial accents. Mild pours by way of the home windows, which seize the rays and the desert views. Every part is taken into account, boasting distinctive ease.

“The objective was to make these cabins really feel zen, calming, and tranquil,” says Smith. “Someplace the place you’ll be able to escape from the hustle and bustle of city dwelling and simply take a breath in full stillness and peace.”

“The objective was to make these cabins really feel zen, calming, and tranquil.”

Smith and her husband constructed the cabins from the bottom up, working in tandem with Duane Smith of Hundred Mile Properties.

It was a course of, as constructing any dwelling from scratch is, however so evidently price it. Now the Smiths’ objective is to share the cabins with household and pals as a lot as attainable. That’s, when others aren’t already scooped them up. (Yup, they’re accessible individually or collectively on Airbnb and Vrbo.)

We requested Smith to stroll us by way of the cabins and her course of. Right here she breaks down how she nailed that high-desert, off-the-grid, completely relaxed vibe.

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Maintain it easy, traditional, and 100% true to you. 

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What impressed these cabins?

Tyler and I like the desert. We knew we wished a particular place to floor us. We additionally wished a spot to share with our household and pals—distant however not so far-off that we couldn’t entry the eating places or nationwide park. Our realtor, Clayton Baldwin, discovered the right lot with breathtaking views. 

Left picture by Zachary Grey

Picture by Zachary Grey

What noteworthy parts do you like about the home and its setting?

Each cabins are off the grid, that means we don’t faucet into metropolis electrical energy or water. We cherished creating areas with a low carbon footprint that mix into the attractive environment. The cabins sit on a 10-acre lot surrounded by the mountains. The sunrises and sunsets are to not be missed.

Our favourite options of the cabins are: 

  • The skylights over the beds
  • The out of doors bathe and sizzling tubs 
  • The views from the sofa by way of the kitchen home windows 
  • The lighting over the eating tables—they’re such a focus

Proper picture by Zachary Grey

Picture by Zachary Grey

How would you describe the aesthetic?  

We wished every cabin to have its personal identification however the same vibe. We determined to combine tender pure supplies with some smaller industrial accents. We positioned the home windows in order that they soak within the views and drench the houses with pure mild. 

The North cabin is brilliant and heat with pinks, whites, and neutrals. The South cabin is extra impartial with browns and tender ash—extra on the moody aspect.

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What function did colour play in your adorning course of?

I used to be actually hands-on within the inside and finishes course of. Within the desert, mid-century fashionable is the go-to, however I’ve extra of a wabi-sabi vibe. Duane and I did a superb job of merging the 2 types to create one thing fashionable but approachable and tender.

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You may have a knack for creating stunning areas. What adorning knowledge are you keen to share?  

Whereas it might be tempting, don’t go for too many stylish items! Maintain it easy, traditional, and 100% true to you.