ISSUE 75  |  Travels with an Editor: Paris

Steal This Look: A Palm Springs-Inspired Parisian Apartment

June 04, 2013 9:30 AM

BY Izabella Simmons

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Strange but true: Parisian art director Jean-Christophe Aumas was inspired by the desert chic of 1950s Palm Springs when he designed his playful apartment (note the potted cactus). Recreate the the look using the following elements: 

Photographs by Marie Claire Maison, except where noted. 

Above: Scandinavian midcentury pieces can be found throughout the apartment. 

Above: The neon and pastel colored walls and the chevron floor make a whimsical backdrop for Aumus’ well-curated furniture collection.  



Above: The Arne Jabobsen Swan Sofa in leather (it will patinate over time) is $10,393 from Hive. 

Above: The Day Bed One starts at £2,370 from UK-based Another Country. The fabric is available in gray, red, teal, and purple. 


Above: The Dupla Credenza by CB2 is $499.

Above: Benjamin Moore paint colors in Cool Lava and Black Satin.  

Above: Hardwood floors laid in a chevron pattern. Ask a floor expert of how to recreate this look. Photograph by Atelier des Granges


Above: Serge Mouille One-Arm Floor Lamp is $2,880 from DWR.


Above: The Boris Hurricane Terrarium from Crate and Barrel is currently on sale for $49.95

Above: Maharam DWR Pillow in Painted Stripe is $125 from DWR. 



Above: A cactus Opuntia MicroDasys is $4.25 from Garden Life.

Are you headed to Paris this summer? Check out our Paris City Guide for visit-worthy shops.