AutoCamp Joshua Tree

Narrative Design Studio collaborated with HKS to create an elegant design for AutoCamp’s Joshua Tree location, incorporating local artwork and custom details inspired by the region’s cultural history.


AutoCamp, a leader in outdoor hospitality, selected award-winning interior designer Shannon Niehenke of Narrative Design Studio to create extraordinary designs for its Joshua Tree and Zion locations.

Collaborating with global design firm HKS, Niehenke created an oasis of elegance for each property by seamlessly marrying luxurious interiors with the surrounding natural beauty of the landscape.

Inside the AutoCamp Joshua Tree Clubhouse, guests are transported into a world that emulates the golden hues and rugged textures of the desert. Collaborating with local artists and fabricators, Narrative Design Studio incorporated original artwork by Jaque Fragua, and Avo, organic sculptural elements by Ana DiGiallonardo, and custom details inspired by the region’s rich cultural history.

On her design philosophy, Niehenke notes, “For the interiors, we chose a warm neutral palette and a variety of textures that echo the earthly hues of the desert landscape. The intent was to provide guests with a tranquil, relaxing setting where they will be inspired to explore the unusual beauty of the terrain that awaits them outside the doors.”

Design: Narrative Design Studio and HKS
Photography: Matt Kisiday, Mariko Reed