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Tonal Bliss: The fun and colourful Palm Springs inspired home

Bursting with colour and a whole lot of fun, today’s home tour is a total vibe! This Palm Springs inspired home is yet another stunner from The Stylesmiths team. Palm Springs in Melbourne?! We know you wanna see that!

Richard Misso, Creative Director of The Stylesmiths takes us for a look around the stunning home, Tonal Bliss.

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Timber built ins with black flume fireplace
Dining room with statement pendant light on

Tonal Bliss was a renovation project that aimed to not only create a functional family home, but a beautiful one too.

“This property is home to a professional couple and their 2 young children,” Richard tells us.

“When it came to renovating their home, the family expressed their desire to revitalise the primary areas of the property. They wanted to infuse them with a touch of sophistication and create focal points that capture attention.

“It was essential for these updates to strike a delicate balance between style and functionality. Plus they needed the ensure the spaces remained highly practical for their young children.

Ribbed island bench with timber cabinetry
Timber cabinetry in living room
White exterior of home with landscaped gardens

This renovation project aimed to create a Palm Springs inspired home in the middle of Melbourne.

“This home is a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom property. The main work was done on the kitchen, living and dining area, master bedroom, powder room and laundry,” says Richard.

“The inspiration was Palm Springs with an eternal spring summer vibe to help our family get through those long, dreary, Melbourne winters.

“Each space was meticulously renovated, incorporating serenity and improved functionality.”

Black bedroom wall with gold pendant light
White laundry with blue back splash
White powder room with blue pedestal sink

There are vibrant pops of colour (like that blue pedestal sink!) throughout the home, and yet it manages to stay tonal and cohesive throughout.

“The overarching heart of this home is steeped in a foundation of dusty pinks, blonde timbers, pastels, and rust accents,” Richard explains.

“These tones create a light, airy, and calming atmosphere reminiscent of the chic nonchalance of Palm Springs. Despite being in Melbourne where the winter blues are known to take hold.

“We approached the project to be more tonal and textural. There are so many variants of tone throughout the home. The main colour statement is in the master bedroom. We used blackened timber walls which create a cosy, moody space.

“The living room and entertaining zone are my favourite spaces. There’s just a real sense of calm and openness about them.”

Timber bar in living room
White curved dining chairs and statement pendant
Modern living room with low coffee table

Because we know you’ll ask, here’s where you can buy those stunning, statement pieces used throughout this home.

Sofa: Marlo Modular — Jardan
Armchairs: Bean Armchair — The Feelter
Coffee table: – Bruno Ball Coffee Table — GlobeWest
Dining room pendant light: Blosson MK2 Pendant — Zlights
Dining room chairs: Oscar Dining Chair — Coco Republic
Blue sink: Venice 450 Basin and Pedestal — Reece

PhotographyGus Macdonald
Lead Designer — David Puckering, The Stylesmiths
Co-Designer — Nicole Rutherford, The Stylesmiths

Thank you to Richard for showing us around this gorgeous Palm Springs inspired home. The Stylestmiths team are yet to do a project we don’t completely fall in love with!

If you love their style too, be sure to check out their website, or take a scroll through their Instagram page.

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Round stepping stone steps in landscaped garden
Timber built in bar in dining room
Blue kit kat tiles with brass shower rose
Breeze blocks and pony palm
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