This collection contains materials used in the Sandpiper Apartments interior design. It includes 7 rolls of wall paper, two
ceramic tiles, one wood trim piece with paint samples, three copies of Palm Springs Life magazine which contain advertisements
by Nisley, and four poster-board displays containing original and photocopied invoices, receipts, photographs, letters, and
notes about Vee Nisley and her designs for the Sandpiper Apartments (compiled by Linda Holden Clode).
Born Violet Marie Hart in 1913 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Vee Nisley graduated from the Milwaukee Art Institute's Layton School
of Art in 1939. She opened her own design studio after graduation, then became an aviator for the Women's Airforce Service
Pilots during World War II. In 1945 she moved to the Coachella Valley to open vineards in Indio and Thermal. Vee Nisley was
an interior designer in the Coachella Valley of California from the late 1940s until the 1980s. Nisley had an office in Rancho
Mirage, then in Palm Desert along Highway 111. She designed the interiors for many of the new developments in the desert,
including the Sandpiper Development. She died in 2003.
4.0 Linear feet
7 rolls of wallpaper, two ceramic tiles, 4 posters, 3 magazines
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