#RSGSTYLE: UNTOUCHED 60S DESIGN

We could not ignore this Californian home if we tried. Untouched since the late 60’s, this Twin Palms masterpiece looks like a meticulously colour-coordinated film set. Though we cannot imagine living amongst the shamrock green carpets or sleeping in a room clad entirely in primrose velour – we love the dedication to the decor nonetheless!

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The lighting throughout the house is statement enough, with luxurious crystal-dripping chandeliers hanging in each room. Just by browsing the photographs we are transported to another time. The energy of the swinging sixties and emerging 70s influence is mirrored in the madness of the decor. Hippie culture merged with the advance in technology creating a whirlwind of colour, graphics, ethnic textures and minimalism: a perfect contradiction!

Certain elements of this incredible interior design are carried through into modern rooms today. We love taking inspiration from other eras, with vintage lighting and wooden paneling still highly sought after, as well ornate plastering that can be recreated through painted tin tiles or wallpaper murals. The dim wall sconce lighting is perfect for the bar area, conjuring visions of cocktail parties and bond girls perched on the glamorous custom-made stools…PALM1Certain elements of this incredible interior design are carried through into modern rooms today. We love taking inspiration from other eras, with vintage lighting and wooden paneling still highly sought after, as well ornate plastering that can be recreated through painted tin tiles or wallpaper murals. The dim wall sconce lighting is perfect for the bar area, conjuring visions of cocktail parties and bond girls perched on the glamorous custom-made stools…

The 60’s and 70’s were rich in dramatic patterns, with mid-century furniture and eclectic displays that we can only dream of recreating! What we love most is how the use of colour has managed to create separate worlds in each room.

Matching the walls, floor and everything else (!) may not be your thing, but elements of the design can be worked into your own interior. Condense vibrant wall and floor colour into plump velvet cushions or vintage armchairs, and update wooden paneling with contemporary scrapwood wallpaper. We are loving the houseplants mounted on the wall – these would look even better in planters or straw baskets. Artwork within in a picture wall could pick up more bright hues, with oversized mirrors and decorative ornaments adorning shelves and surfaces.palmspring7.jpgPatterned wallpapers are still hot – a mural is a great way to decorate your walls with art. Rattan furniture is back on trend and would look amazing in the outdoor area or garden room, creating a relaxed boho style perfect for Spring Summer! One thing we’d never change? Those glamorous chandeliers.PALM2.jpgpalmsprings4.jpg

Take your fancy?  The house is currently up for grabs in Palm Springs, CA. We hope the new owner continues to preserve the wondrous time capsule that is the interior! If you don’t feel like jetting off to the states and sweeping it off the market, you can recreate the best of bits for your own perfect pad…


GET THE LOOK, RSGSTYLE:

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SHOP THE STYLE!

Hudson Bedside Table £165.00, Gold Effect 746 Telephone £64.00, Ornate Candle Chandelier £899.00, Small Gold leaf Sun Convex Mirror £45.00, Upcycled Cocktail Chair – Teal £685, Scales Wallpaper £147.00, Little Brass & Ivory Desk Lamp £65.00, Fabulous Faux Fern Pot Plant £14.00, Capri Black & Natural Rattan Chair £199.00, Glorious Velvet Cushions £29.00, Scrapwood Wallpaper 2 – PHE10 by Piet Hein Eek £199, The Art Of The LP £21.99, Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg Print £46.00, Andy Warhol Art Print – All Is Pretty… £64.99

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Get inspired by the beautifully bodacious design of the 60s and 70s…

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