Although overall not a small space, we found ways to apply his design to your own small space:
We especially love the use of wood behind the bed in what must be the guest room. It's a great way to define an unify a small space and you can achieve the look with a diy project using stained plywood, an ikea framed print and some inexpensive but fun bedding from an affordable source like Target. Add some vintage lamps that are yellow (or that you paint yellow) and get the pop of color that makes the small space come alive.
Layers of color and pattern throughout the house give a casual elegance to each room while pops of bright colors like orange, yellow and turquoise keep the rooms interesting and lively (as one would expect in Palm Springs). When you use the same color palette from room to room it expands the sense of space. So if you can tie in turquoise from room to room in a vase or a print or a pillow on your bed or if you repeat a pattern in the same way, you can visually enlarge your small space.
Don't be afraid to have things in your home. As this home shows, there's quite a bit of stuff, but because it's organized into vignettes, it isn't overwhelming. Make sure to have spaces in your home (on the walls) where there is nothing so that your eye has a chance to rest before taking in the next space.
See all the photos on David Jimenez's Website.