Joshua Tree National Park is just 140 miles east of Los Angeles, but when you arrive, it feels like you have journeyed to a different universe. A popular destination for hip people of all ages, the park is a beautiful and desolate desert landscape punctuated with gorgeous rock formations and huge cacti. It is the perfect location for this bohemian cabin available for rent through Airbnb and has a 5 star rating from visitors.
Husband and wife team Kathrin and Brian Smirke, of We Are In Our Element have completed several projects in Joshua Tree; each fit seamlessly into the desert environment and sparkle with their own unique personality.
“Our inspiration comes from the desert itself. The neutral color palette, open sky, and beautiful sunsets created the perfect backdrop for a space that was simple, yet embraced numerous design elements including multiple textures and minimal colors,” says Kathrin.
“At this cabin, we are proud of the unique hand-made lighting throughout. We wanted the space to feel unique so nearly all the lighting from the dining room to the living area were made from re-purposed material from the house or around the desert.”
“We personally build a lot of our furniture and decor pieces and try to source a lot of items through flea markets, eBay and Craigslist. We also try to use reclaimed materials. Most of the wood items in the cabin were made by us from reclaimed wood that we found in the desert.”
The floor plan is open, but with lots of cozy spaces to relax.
Mismatched chairs and art made from reclaimed wood add charm to the dining area.
The bedroom, although small, has a big impact with a huge custom bed and comfy bedding.
A long soak in this outdoor tub underneath the desert sky would be the perfect ending to the day.
To us a Modern Sanctuary is a space that feels organic and is inspired by its natural surroundings. Kathrin and Brian Smirke
This cabin feels like the perfect sanctuary for connecting with the beauty of Joshua Tree. For information about how to rent it and the Smirkes’ other desert properties, visit Airbnb.