OLD-WORLD HOL­LY­WOOD

WANT SOME FUN AND FRESH IN­TE­RIOR IN­SPI­RA­TION WITH LOADS OF STYLE? SHAYNNA BLAZE SHARES TIPS ON IN­JECT­ING PALM SPRINGS STYLE INTO YOUR HOME

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Sunny Palm Springs in Cal­i­for­nia is syn­ony­mous with style and glam­our. It has in­flu­enced ar­chi­tec­ture, de­sign and in­te­ri­ors since its hey­day of the 1930s when Hol­ly­wood stars fa­mously hol­i­dayed there.

It’s part old-world Hol­ly­wood el­e­gance with a min­i­mal­ist, mod­ern side to it. Recre­ate the look with some of these de­sign el­e­ments:

WHITE WITH POPS OF COLOUR

White cre­ates a strik­ing back­drop for a colour scheme that is ei­ther neu­tral or black and white. Yel­low (in cooler le­mon shades rather than burnt or golden yel­low) is a pop­u­lar ac­cent colour, teamed with black and white. Navys and blues, teamed with lots of white and yel­low, geo­met­ric prints and stripes are also a sig­na­ture look.

MIX OF FIN­ISHES

Fin­ishes are sleek and smooth. Think mar­ble and glass; stone teamed with tim­ber or tim­ber ve­neer, with fur­ni­ture ac­cents in metal­lic fin­ishes of sil­ver and gold and mirror. Shiny lac­quered or mir­rored fur­ni­ture is also typ­i­cal of the style.

DE­TAILS AND AC­CENTS

The devil is in the de­tail in Palm Springs. From geo­met­ric or tex­tured wall­pa­per de­signs to gold and sil­ver ac­cents, clocks, mir­rors and over­sized lamps. Mod­ern sits com­fort­ably along­side vin­tage. Don’t be afraid to mix it up.

LIV­ING IN­DOORS AND OUT

There’s a co­he­sive look be­tween in­door and out­door spa­ces. A pal­ette of blues and greens cre­ates great flow be­tween the two. If you have a swim­ming pool, then a ca­bana with flow­ing fab­ric sides is a must, along with cush­ioned seat­ing and a bright um­brella.

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