Tiffany Howell, the interior designer behind Palm interiors by night, began his career producing and directing music videos. Today, most of his design projects start with a playlist. “I don’t necessarily start from the design of the house,” she says. “It’s more about feel home.” Sometimes that feeling comes from fashion rather than music. Currently, she’s working on designing a space entirely inspired by a Missoni ad from the 70s. “I lean heavily into fashion and music. It’s something fundamental for me.”
Before launching Night Palm Interiors, Howell cut his teeth at the photographer and director Ritt with herbs before launching his own production company, which gradually turned into a creative catchall. She made commercials, designed sets and personal spaces, and even shot documentaries. After the birth of her son, everything became too much. In 2017, Howell pivoted to focus entirely on interior design.
Today, Howell’s design company operates from a studio in downtown Los Angeles. The space was designed as a residential apartment in a building that Howell had been eyeing for years. “We were obsessed,” she says. The bones are Parisian in nature: wooden floors, intricate moldings, wrought iron exterior details. From there, Howell added its own essence of modern whimsy in the form of a sculptural sofa, designated music and bar areas, and a meticulously curated art collection. Now the office looks more like a living room than a studio, until you notice the mood boards. Read more about how the space came together, below.