Palm Springs Style with Melissa Lunardon

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Ahead of our Styling Workshop with Melissa Lunardon this month, we’re shining the spotlight on the extremely talented (and stylish) interior designer and her love for Palm Springs style. Before we start, have you secured your tickets to the workshop?

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UI: Tell us about yourself and your experience.
Melissa: I’ve been in the industry for over 10 years, spanning residential and commercial projects. My approachable interior design style has seen my work featured in Australia’s leading design blogs and magazines.

UI: What are you inspired by?
Melissa: My passion for interiors reflects personality and soul, and I am constantly inspired by the character, colour and texture that nature and travel experiences have to offer. I love simple, clean lines and playing on different textures and patterns to create something that is unique and personable to my clients.

UI: What are you currently working on?
Melissa: I’m a host and design consultant for Redesign, a TV show in production at the moment. I’m also working on a YouTube series called Design Talk TV (you can watch the episode with United Interiors here). I also work alongside some of Melbourne’s best architectural firms and award winning builders on commercial and residential projects.

UI: What’s next at Melissa Lunardon HQ?
Melissa: I’m very excited to be launching a Palm Springs Design Tour this year in October! If you are a design and style lover, have an appreciate for architecture and interiors and have been looking for a getaway to fuel your creative fire, this colourful tour is a must-do.

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UI: Tell us more about “Palm Springs style”
Melissa: Palm Springs is a beautiful desert town in California and is the largest concentration of the most amazing mid-century architecture from the 1920’s. A place where celebrities used to live while filming in Hollywood or escape the winter. Think crisp, clean lines with pops of colour.

UI: How can we incorporate the Palm Springs Style into Australian homes?
Melissa: This modernist style of architecture really focuses on the seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. The outdoor landscape is just as important with this style which I believe is quite prevalent here in Australia. The interior decoration is kept quite simple with an inclusion of iconic mid-century style furniture which then allows the architecture of the home shine through.

UI: Can you share a styling tip for creating the Palm Springs look in your home?
Melissa: Colour is quite foreign to a Californian desert, which is why the vivid bursts of colour in the interior design make this style so much fun! You can incorporate the Palm Springs look into your home by mixing vintage furniture pieces with existing contemporary designs. Look for pieces that include walnuts timbers, glass, polished brass and chrome. A palette of blues, greens and yellows complete the look!

If you want to bring a little essence of the Palm Springs Style into your home, you can find this style in artwork too.

Melissa’s Palm Spring Art Edit

Golden Cactus 2 / Golden Cactus – Perfect Pair Framed Prints

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Yellow Palm – Framed Print

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Pink Palm – Canvas Print

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Lone Palm – Framed Print

Cactus Trio – Framed Print

 

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Melissa Lunardon’s PALM SPRINGS DESIGN TOUR | Oct 16-22, 2018

Melissa will be hosting an exciting design tour to Palm Springs! 🌵🍸
Be surrounded by iconic mid-century modern architecture in the colourful city of Palm Springs, as we visit houses of the likes of Frank Sinatra, sip on martinis and wonder through vintage boutiques.

Take advantage of ModAutumn (mini Modernism Week) events, access to our own exclusive photographer and private architecture tours & intimate shopping experience with local celebrity Kurt Cyr of Palm Springs Mod Squad.

To find out more about the exciting itinerary, package deal and dates, click here

Join and receive $25 off your first order!

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