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Room of the Day: A Playful Palm Springs Style in L.A.

Even though Kelly Oxford chose to title her humorous New York Times bestselling book Everything Is Perfect When You’re a Liar, she wanted her midcentury Los Angeles home to be anything but fake. “I knew right away I wanted the house to be true to its design,” she says.

Except for “a crazy Gaggenau kitchen remodel” in the 1980s, Oxford says, the home was in its original 1960s condition. Even the lace floor-to-ceiling curtains were still hanging. To bring in the right furnishings and accessories to complement the design in the great room, she enlisted the help of designer Orlando Soria of Homepolish, and they worked on creating a Palm Springs vibe with sisal rugs, a monochromatic palette and saturated bursts of blue.
Oxford’s two Persian rescue cats, Gertie (left) and Gus, who’ve risen to their own level of celebrity status on Oxford’s Instagram account, are happy with the move, too. “​They love the house, because they can run a really long, straight line,” Oxford says. Gertie races me all the time; it’s kind of insane.​”