Ancient and Modern Collide at Interior Designer's Arts District Home Designer

Paiman Salimpour weaves old and new with her life story

BY MARY JO BOWLING

Every week, our House Calls feature takes you into homes with great style, big personality, and ineffable soul. Today we go inside the Los Angeles loft of interior designer and landscape architect Paiman Salimpour, founder of Sormeh Lifestyle. Salimpour’s personal style mixes the raw with the refined for a forward-looking aesthetic that’s both contemporary and classic.

When Paiman Salimpour and her husband started searching for a home in the City of Angels, she was looking for a space not everyone would consider perfect. "I wanted something unpretentious with a wild and raw background," she says. She found it in a loft in the city’s Downtown Arts District, an area that TimeOut Los Angeles dubbed a "neighborhood to watch," describing it as "equal parts warehouse wasteland and burgeoning hub for LA’s young, professional, and creative... READ MORE