An innovative gallery concept by the design team of Lawrence Lazzaro and Nicholas Hertneck

Gallery Lazzaro is not your typical gallery. Think interior design showroom with the cerebral vibe of a salon centered around great art. Located in The Art Place in Palm Desert, the factory loft-turned-gallery offers an ambiance of intimate elegance with an industrial edge.

Lawrence Lazzaro and Nicholas Hertneck, owners of Nicholas Lawrence Design, created the space with mindful attention to the overall gallery experience. Plank-style flooring, designed in flow patterns, gently guides people through four distinctive gallery spaces, and strategically placed antiques and furnishings throughout create a sense of scale and what the art might look like in a home.

“Since our first business is interior design and architecture, we approached the gallery as interior designers and architects and questioned every aspect along the way,” Lazzaro explained.

The design team also renounced the customary white interior favored by many galleries, painting the walls Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue — a deep blue-gray that makes everything look brighter, according to Lazzaro. “It silhouettes people beautifully and makes the art really pop.”


On February 19th, from 4pm – 8pm, Gallery Lazzaro celebrates its grand opening with Desires of the Collective Unconscious; the Works of David Stanton. Enjoy stimulating art and conversation, and lite appetizers and adult libations.

“Stanton’s work is exciting and engaging, colorful and immediate, which appeals to our designer/architect aesthetics. With closer study, his work is provocative and intimate, and these aspects appeal to our art collector selves,” Lazzaro said of the gallery’s debut show. “We like the idea of representing artists whose work appeals to us as both art collector and designer/architect.”

Gallery Lazzaro • The Art Place, 41801 Corporate Way, Suite 13 • Palm Desert, CA. • 92260
310.246.8090 •

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