Palm Springs in Paris

Playful House

Just when I thought that we’d run out of original interior styles; trad, uber-modern, mid-century, retro, shabby-chic, industrial – this is none of those… this space I guess is an amalgamation of styles – graphic and modern and playful and nostalgic.

The owner attempted with this Parisian space to create an environment from 1950’s era Palm Springs in Paris! Do you think it works?

There are so many things I love about this home cum office – the pretty block colours on the wall, the photograph of an existing chair on the wall above… these firewood logs below painted in pastel colours…

Playful House

… the wooden sideboard that creates a surreal effect against the floor…

Playful House

…the graphic square of pink on the wall…

Playful House

…the column of dusky grey…

Playful House

…and this partitoned space that creates a waiting area.

Playful House

All images courtesy of Marie Claire Maison.

Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at

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