Palm trees, Skittle-colored hotels and sundrenched festival goers have taken over my Instagram feed, and I (Cristina) am totally feeling the Coachella envy. It’s enough to make a girl want to don a fringed kimono and hop the next plane to Cali! Or take a cue from Bri Emery’s LA pad and create a happy oasis right in your own home. Keep reading to bring this pool-party-in-the-desert vibe to your home!

Images: inspiration photo via designlovefest, rugs Spartan, surfboard Chanel, lighting Lindsey Adelman, glasses Sisters of Los Angeles, succulent planter Lamps Plus, painting Nina Nolte, Acapulco chair Horne, camera purse Madewell, pillow The Minimalist, kimono Anna Sui   

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    Jaime | April 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Where is that amazing blanket from?

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    hannah | April 19, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    i love this max wagner photo every time i see it. just awesome.

    • Cristina Cleveland | April 19, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      I like how big this one is – it’s like having a view of the beach from your dining room.

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    Elizabeth | April 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Love how you described it as having a “pool-party-in-the-desert-vibe”. 🙂 Definitely has me dreaming of warmer days out by the pool, especially considering that it’s dipped back into the 50s here in New Orleans! Those rugs are awesome; so vibrant and happy.

    • Cristina Cleveland | April 22, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      I’m sure we’ll be longing for relief from the heat in a month, but warmer days sound so enjoyable right about now!

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    Jessica ( | April 19, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Nice post. I also LOVE that Max Wagner photo. I don’t even live in California and I am really into those glasses.

    • Cristina Cleveland | April 22, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      They’re so bright and graphic, I don’t think you need to live in California to add them to your kitchen!

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    Classiq | April 22, 2013 at 5:04 am

    Those rugs are so beautiful!

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    Meredith | April 21, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    you have a great eye thank you for sharing!! may I ask where to find a chair like the yellow/black chair?

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