Situated within El Dorado Estates in the luxuriously appointed Indian Wells resort community, the 10-day Desert Oasis Show House hosted a bevy of interactive, inspired and engaging events, including tours of the iconic home, VIP soirées, designer discussions and more. Originally designed by Architect John Walling in 1978, the Desert Oasis Show House presents a classic midcentury design reimagined into a stunning, tropical Polynesian paradise.


Meet the designers who successfully transformed the Desert Oasis Show House in Indian Wells, CA, including design chair, Michael Berman.


A percentage of proceeds were donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, FIND Food Bank, and the Special Olympics South California.


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Design Chair
Michael Berman 

Michael will be lead Designer for the Desert Oasis Showhouse. He’ll be bringing together the talents of the Interior and Exterior Design Teams. Interiors and product designer Michael Berman has created a portfolio of projects that span the globe. From residential homes to luxury hotels, his signature American Modern style reflects the designer’s interest in mid-century modern styling, history, art, architecture, and nature, forming a heady mix of completely livable – and widely celebrated – interiors, furniture, lighting, and textiles. His work strikes an uncommon balance between timeless style and of-the-moment relevance inspired by comfort, simplicity of form, and classic Hollywood glamour. Berman’s work resonates with design industry colleagues for its attention to detail and usable scale. Michael has crafted an epic romance that blends the luxury of casual lifestyle and eclectic cinematic swank. “My objective is to create classics with restraint and elegance that will stand the test of time.”


The Team Building Desert Oasis


Michael Berman
Michael Berman Limited


David Wood
Big Wood Builders


Josh Feldman

Participating Designers


Linda Allen
Linda Allen Design


Chris Barrett
Chris Barrett Design


Donna Johnson


Jenika Kurtz
J. Kurtz Design


Shannon Palmer
Shannon Design Inc


Jennifer Samson
Jenn Samson Design


Huma Sulaiman
Huma Sulaiman Design


Amy Wax
Amy Wax