Some say we came up with the name to symbolise the Juniper berries used by the ancient Greeks during their Olympic events because it was thought to promote physical strength and stamina. Or the ancient history as the symbol of life when the extracted oil was found in the tombs of pharaohs in Egypt. The name is much more symbolic. It comes from the founder’s enjoyment of gin and tonics while spending time outdoors to relax and dream about what a new company could be in the crowded online world of design.
Living in the geographic embodiment of the indoor|outdoor lifestyle, Palm Springs California, Bob Allred explored how his experience in multi-line showrooms, importing of textiles and furniture, and a passion for manufacturing luxury product could come together to reinvent the online showroom experience.
“Designers and architects were turning to the internet for product inspiration, but I discovered there was a vast array of sites where they had to spend hours sifting through product with no one providing in depth support during the process.”
Juniper House built a network of experienced brand representatives and inside support specialist where each member of the team brings their years of expertise to create a team that is stronger than its parts. From years of knowledge in furniture manufacturing, kitchen & bath design, tile & stone, textile construction, interior design, logistics, technology, and marketing, Juniper House has grown into the go-to resource for customers looking for expert guidance where we collaborate person to person. With our vast array of products, we can assist with every part of your project.
The Juniper House team is on an endless quest to bring you the best designed and crafted collections from around the world while creating a fun and simple journey from your first click all the way through to after your product is delivered. This aspiration is at the forefront of our mission and we will always work towards perfecting our craft of providing a phenomenal experience.
- We believe in old fashioned hospitality when someone comes to visit
- We are never afraid to pick up the phone and chat
- We are convinced that extreme opposites make for the best designs ... and mates
- We accept that artful living makes you happier
- We are certain that great design doesn’t have to be expensive. But you should have a couple of to die for objects, no matter the cost
- We admit that our name comes from our enjoyment of a good gin & tonic
- We swear by Palm Springs indoor outdoor living and never want to draw a line between them
- We take as the gospel that mixing patterns doesn’t cause insomnia
- We accept that learning something new each day keeps us passionate in our personal and private lives
- We credit others for the talent and wisdom they bring to the table and freely admit when there is a better way
- We swear that LED lighting can be flattering
- We affirm that the best facial toner is laughter
- To sum it up... WE BELIEVE
Let us help you make your space an oasis. A retreat from the world.
Bob Allred is the Founder and President of Juniper House. The company was born from Bob’s personal experience and the many conversations with other designers and architects over the years. The whole process of sifting through the endless expanse of online sites, showrooms, retail stores, and catalogs to find outdoor products has been a shared frustration by all. Then he had an epiphany, This Should Be Simple. What if there was one resource that brought together a curated selection of the best outdoor brands and products that was presented in a way that was simple and fun to shop? And that’s why he created Juniper House, the go-to source focused exclusively on the rapidly growing outdoor market, making the designer’s job and the shopping experience faster and easier! Over almost three decades, Bob has established himself as an authority in the luxury home furnishings industry through his extensive management experience at Kindel Furniture Company, Quadrille, Hinson, and GP&J Baker, Kneedler Fauchère, Gregorius Pineo, and Egg & Dart. His mastery of design and business was honed during his tenure as Vice President at Michael Smith and the co-founding of the recently sold Quintus Home. Juniper House is the embodiment of his passion for luxury design, business, innovation, and superior consumer experience.
Ryan has over 20 years experience in customer service and account management in the hospitality industry. In addition to account management, his experience in tech support will help oversee the Juniper House ecommerce site as well as quotes and orders as the company continues to experience immense growth in 2019.
A graduate of FIDM in San Francisco, Milè Boban has used his education and background in marketing to cross over to sales and design. With over 15 years experience, he understands the importantce of product knowledge and client relations, having worked with many top industry clients such as Benefit Cosmetics, Bloomingdales, Lyft and Kendo Brands. Most recently he was part owner of a graphic design firm where he managed sales, design and operations. Milè recently moved full time to Palm Springs and is excited to explore the desert with his two dogs, Brutus and Thor.
A recognised leader in creating custom residential interiors for more than 30 years in the Palm Springs area, Bill has been involved in all phases of interior design throughout his career.
A graduate of Arizona State University with dual degrees in Interior Architecture and Public Relations, Bill first moved to the desert in 1985 to join the Urrutia Prest Architects firm as director of interior design, before opening his own firm in 1995. Bill later became a specialist in Kitchen and Bath design. Bill has worked extensively throughout Southern California, and Canada with projects ranging from multi-million dollar residences, to luxury yachts, and commercial office spaces. His work has been published in California Homes magazine, Palm Springs Life and Boating International.
A native of California, Bill was born and raised in Northern California and spent his high school years on the family horse ranch in Sheridan Wyoming where he raised and showed registered Morgan horses. Bill also has an extensive background in the fashion industry as a former professional model and fashion stylist, which translates to his impeccable taste and attention to detail in every project.
Steven has 10 years of varied experiences within within the medical sector field starting from customer/patient service and care to authorization clinical review/auditing. As a native to New York and a recent transplant to Palm Springs, he has moved to focus on working in creative environments as someone who has been involved with photography on both ends of the lens and event settings on a freelance basis.
He continues to support Juniper House with quotes and orders and photography. When he is not working he often spend his free time playing guitar and writing music, he grew up heavily influenced by using music as a personal outlet. He enjoys collaborating with other artists in both music and photography and has written for his own review blog in the past for music and live venues.
David is an experienced financial professional. With over 20 years of accounting experience. He is also a construction inspector for construction loans as well as a project manager. He has been a business owner and has always focused on customer services on all his ventures. His interests include travelling with his family and caring for horses.
Neeraja moved from San Francisco to Palm Springs in 1995, in 2001 she opened and managed the first Trina Turk Boutique. Later she became the director of The Palm Canyon Galleria, during this time mid-century was in full bloom and she focused the stores in that direction without disregarding other areas of historical reference. It was through The Palm Canyon Galleria that she met designer Brad Dunning and became his assistant, helping him with several projects, one of which was the iconic Kaufmann House.
With 20 years in retail management, 10 years in the beauty industry and 5 years as a photo stylist she understands the importance, the need, the desire of surrounding oneself with beauty and great design from all over the globe.
She is also an animal loving vegan who resides with 12 cats and a dog.
Ivan comes to us with a background in Fine Arts, with extensive experience in the art and non-profit segments administering a variety of initiatives from art galleries, community programs and events to art gallery exhibitions and shows.
Ivan spent his formative years in New York, after graduating from NYU in 1987, pursuing artistic interests. In 2004 he moved to San Francisco, where he was fortunate to land the ideal job, helping those less fortunate artists continue to access free creative resources and guidance, while managing Hospitality House’s Community Arts Program. Ivan has been a Palm Springs resident since 2016. His interests are: Art, Music, Cinema/TV.
Ivan believes that embracing the differences in all of us, helps us actualise a more meaningful and beautiful experience. This is also reflected in the brands and customers that shape Juniper House.
With over 27 years experience creating brand recognition, Elizabeth “Liza” Mitchell began her career in Phoenix for the Phoenix Art Group as a reference specialist and quickly moved up the ladder into customer service and sales. After moving back to her home state of Texas, she pushed the owners of Phoenix Art Group into the the hospitality market where they created expansive installations throughout the US and around the world.
Liza works to create personal achievements and to enjoy a lovely life with her husband of 21 years and their family of horses, dogs, and cats.
Jon-Paul “JP” Hunten holds a bachelor’s degree in music and a master’s degree in leadership & organisational studies from Azusa Pacific University. He is the past co-president of the board of directors of the Moonlight Cultural Foundation and was a founding member of the board of directors of Sistema Global. His creative and charitable work has resulted in features in San Diego Magazine, Modern Luxury, Giving Back and Ranch & Coast.
JP is a native of San Diego and lives in Carlsbad with his wife, Elizabeth and their two daughters, Vivian and Rosemary.
A member of ICAA and NEWH, Elizabeth Baker began her career in fine furnishings and textiles with Knoll Textiles in Washington, DC, starting off as a sales associate and later as vice president of their east coast division.
In her 30 year career, she has crossed the country working with high-end luxury furnishings, accessories and textiles in the residential and hospitality markets.
Elizabeth has known Juniper House founder Bob Allred for close to 30 years and has colloborated with him during this time on many projects.
Jane Smith is an accomplished sales representative and business owner with over 25 years in the design trade. She began her career as a design assistant and then as a project manager for several prestigious design firms in Scottsdale Arizona. Jane then became an outside sales representative for a local showroom before acquiring her own business in representing top vendors to the A&D community.
She is dedicated in providing top customer service and is skilled in marketing and managing sales.
A graduate of FIDM in San Francisco, Milè Boban has used his education and background in marketing to cross over to sales and design. With over 15 years experience, he understands the importance of product knowledge and client relations, having worked with many top industry clients such as Benefit Cosmetics, Bloomingdales, Lyft and Kendo Brands. Most recently he was part owner of a graphic design firm where he managed sales, design and operations.
Mile recently moved full time to Palm Springs and is excited to explore the desert with his two dogs, Brutus and Thor.
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