Tiny Desert Retreat in Joshua Tree

This midcentury vacation home near Joshua Tree National Park is the perfect getaway for a party of two to four, with a small kitchen, dining area, bathroom and two bedrooms. A butter yellow sofa and saturated pillows and rugs pull in some of the desert's warmth and help give the open floor plan some definition.

Photo By: Ace Misiunas, Jessica Bodas

Photo By: Ace Misiunas, Jessica Bodas

Photo By: Ace Misiunas, Jessica Bodas

Photo By: Ace Misiunas, Jessica Bodas

Photo By: Ace Misiunas, Jessica Bodas

Photo By: Ace Misiunas, Jessica Bodas

Photo By: Ace Misiunas, Jessica Bodas

Photo By: Ace Misiunas, Jessica Bodas

Photo By: Ace Misiunas, Jessica Bodas

Photo By: Ace Misiunas, Jessica Bodas

Photo By: Ace Misiunas, Jessica Bodas

Photo By: Ace Misiunas, Jessica Bodas

Photo By: Ace Misiunas, Jessica Bodas

Photo By: Ace Misiunas, Jessica Bodas

Photo By: Ace Misiunas, Jessica Bodas

White Midcentury Exterior and Porch

You'll want to peek inside this desert gem, a vacation home just outside the Joshua Tree National Park. The designer used the surrounding landscape as her aesthetic inspiration, resulting in spaces just as open, simple and beautiful as the location.

Neutral Scandinavian Open Plan Kitchen

Desert tones were a natural fit for this open plan kitchen and dining area, part of a vacation home near Joshua Tree National Park. Black accents provide a just-right crisp touch.

Scandinavian Eat In Kitchen With Black Chairs

Scandi style is at its most chic in this polished kitchen. A bold graphic pattern livens up an accent wall and an oversized pendant light is a star above the dining table.

Scandinavian Eat In Kitchen With Pendant

The oversized pendant is a big, bold statement over the dining table, but its texture and color keep the light fixture from feeling at all overwhelming.

Southwestern Kitchen Backsplash and Stove

The kitchen pairs simple white appliances with vibrant patterns and textures, like the Southwest-inspired backsplash and the terrazzo countertop.

Scandinavian Living Room With Yellow Sofa

A butter yellow leather sofa is a ray of sunshine in this open plan living room. So many wood elements—a coffee table, bookshelf and stool—enhance the warm look.

Scandinavian Living Room With Pink Pillow

The furnishings throughout the home are a blend of black and white minimal pieces, earth-toned accessories and vintage finds.

Potbelly Stove in Living Room

A potbelly stove is a charming (and cozy!) way to warm up this living room, perfectly set off by an exposed brick backdrop.

Southwestern Bedroom With Orange Rug

A vintage rug fills this small bedroom with rich desert hues, continued by the linens on the low platform bed.

Gray Small Bathroom With Black Mirror

Style and function meet in this bathroom whose crisp black accents go so well with the cool gray of the walls and floor.

Bathroom Sink and Terrazzo Countertop

Black fixtures make this bathroom's gorgeous terrazzo tile counter pop.

Southwestern Bedroom With Brown Pillows

Desert tones and simple styling turn this small bedroom into a calm haven.

Deck With White Sectional

A deck with a large outdoor sectional and chairs gives the small home lots more lounging room.

Scandinavian Deck With Rug

The house pays tribute to its desert location (near Joshua Tree National Park) with lots of outdoor lounging space and 2 and a half acres of land.

Deck and Fence

A plush sectional lines this deck's outer edges, leaving enough room for a raised fire pit in the center, as well as more chairs when needed. The other half of the outdoor space becomes an outdoor dining room with a long rectangular table.