"Houses are like puppies to me,” muses designer Roger Stoker. “It’s hard for me to turn away from one that needs help—and this house was calling out for us to bring it back to life.” Both Roger and his partner, Michael Ostrow, were intrigued by this house in particular. It needed serious design assistance, but it was ideally located in the Indian Canyons neighborhood of Palm Springs, where the two were searching for the right second home. Like much of the Los Angeles design and entertainment community, Roger and Michael—both designers and co-owners of Grace Home Furnishings in Brentwood—had developed an appreciation for the desert city’s easy proximity to L.A. (Appropriately, their shop’s mascot is a chocolate Lab pup named Grace.)
Photography: Michael Garland
Interior design: Michael Ostrow and Roger Stoker, Grace Home Furnishings, 11632 Barrington Court, Los Angeles, CA 90049; 310/476-7176, gracehomefurnishings.com.
Contractor: Vandijk Bros., 1380 E. Luna Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262; 760/409-6645.