Designer Spotlight The Joshua Tree House
Meet the Joshua Tree House
When Sara and Rich Combs bought their 1949 hacienda in Joshua Tree, they’d been craving a creative space surrounded by nature. Drawing inspiration from their desert surroundings and using handmade, natural materials they began to renovate—and haven’t stopped since. Today, the Joshua Tree House is comprised of several desert retreats, and each is a testament to Sara and Rich’s celebration of both nature and design.
Sample the Joshua Tree House's Favorites
Inspired by the Joshua Tree House's desert sophistication? Sample a curated selection of their favorite colors, featuring 2x4 Ceramic color selects in Ivory, Sandstone, Tusk, Red Rock, Antique, Tumbleweed, Sunflower, and Sand Dune.
Step Inside the Joshua Tree House
Installation Stories: The Joshua Tree House Kitchen
The Joshua Tree House is a space that soothes and inspires. A hacienda located on the edge of Joshua Tree National Park, the house was renovated by Sara and Rich Combs. The Combs' Sara used our Mini Star & Cross pattern in Tusk and Antique to give their dreamy Joshua Tree House the modern hacienda treatment. We talked to Sara and Rich about what brought them to the desert, their kitchen renovation, and more.
The Joshua Tree House: Mojave Studio Floor
Nobody does modern desert style better than The Joshua Tree House. Case in point: their Tucson studio, where Glazed Thin Brick in desert-neutral Mojave is laid in a herringbone pattern to create a floor that’s beautiful from every angle.
The Joshua Tree House Cabin
Installation Stories: The Joshua Tree House Cabin
When Rich and Sara Combs started remodeling their 400-square-foot homestead cabin in Joshua Tree, it had a lot of potential but was missing one crucial component–a bathroom. With the help of custom Handpainted Jardin Fretwork and Hexagon Tile, they remedied that issue and transformed the cabin into a peaceful retreat.
The Joshua Tree House: Homestead Cabin Floor
The Joshua Tree House took this homestead cabin from dreary to dreamy with the help of handmade hexagons. Across the floor, 8” Ceramic Hexagon Tile in Tumbleweed subtly echoes the look of the original stone fireplace while providing a cool base to walk on in the desert heat.
The Joshua Tree House: Custom Jardin Fretwork Bathroom Floor
Handpainted tile transformed The Joshua Tree House's bathroom into a modern desert oasis. Jardin Fretwork Tile in a custom colorway of Tumbleweed and Red Rock creates an opulent pattern across the floor and baseboards that grounds this light and airy space in a one-of-a-kind way.
The Posada Inn
Installation Stories: The Posada Inn
Your desert escape awaits. Designed by Sara and Rich Combs of The Joshua Tree House, this beautifully restored inn is a desert lover’s dream. Read on to see more of the Posada.
The Posada Inn: Handpainted Bathroom Tiles
With a colorful custom colorway in our Sintra Pattern, this guest suite's handpainted bathroom tiles set the tone for its southwest meets old-world style.
The Posada Inn Fish Scale Tile Blend
Inviting fish scale shower tile in a custom color blend warmly envelopes guests in this earthy and organic hotel bathroom. For a look like this try Ogee Drop in Ivory and Milky Way.
Installation Stories: The Assembly
Designed by Sara and Rich Combs of The Joshua Tree House, San Francisco's The Assembly gives its members a place to both create and play, alongside some pretty incredible design inspiration. Originally a church, the Combs worked to enhance the character of the building while making it function as a modern-day clubhouse. From the tiled entryway to custom woodwork, the Combs designed a space teeming with thoughtful details. Read on to see more.
The Assembly: Entryway Floor
Designed by Sara and Rich Combs of The Joshua Tree House, a dreamy entryway lined with Paseo floor tile transports members of wellness studio The Assembly to an om-filled space.