Flannery Exchange and Acme House Company are Palm Springs, California’s newest mixed-use co-working space and luxury vacation rental company, respectively. Founded by local entrepreneur Mike Flannery, Flannery Exchange and Acme House Co. transport back to the 1960s with their Mad Men–era inspiration, reflecting the creative ideas and energy that live in the desert community. From upstairs kitchen areas to floor-to-ceiling glass panels, Flannery believes that bringing the outside in allows guests to leave feeling refreshed and in a better mindset than when they arrived.
Flannery Exchange (shown) was designed by founder Mike Flannery and consisted of a year-long makeover of an existing space. A creative hub where art, wellness, and social engagement meet, Flannery Exchange reflects the creative ideas and energy that live in the desert community. With soft, neutral tones and soaring glass walls, Flannery Exchange provides a well-rounded experience illuminated by natural light and views of the surrounding Little San Bernardino, Santa Rosa, and the San Jacinto Mountains. With a focus on sophisticated comfort, the mixed-use space impresses with handpicked accessories, custom-built furniture, and pops of color and texture, paying homage to the region’s adoration for midcentury architecture and design. Encapsulating a quintessential Palm Springs vibe throughout, guests will find floor-to-ceiling glass panels, wood-adorned walls, fur-lined furniture, statement light pieces, and neon-colored patio chairs.
Acme House Company sets the bar when it comes to California luxury vacation home rentals in the desert. For example, The Sputnik House is a carefully curated space-age vacation rental inspired by America’s mid-mod fascination with interplanetary travel; think back to the days of The Jetsons, Barbarella, and Tang, when the worlds of fashion, furniture, architecture, comic books, and children’s toys were all profoundly impacted by the post-WWII Sputnik craze. The completely remodeled midcentury home from 1962 features moveable walls of glass, four themed sleeping quarters, atomic-age furnishings, travel posters from NASA, a resort-style pool yard, firepit lounge, built-in BBQ station, and more. Additionally, the West Elm House 2019: The Seven-Eighty, constructed in 1957, was reimagined, restored, and updated by West Elm, with features such as an oversized resort-style yard, concept pool with integrated waterfall spa, tanning shelf, Pentair Lighting Effects, and more.
Photo: Courtesy of Flannery Exchange