Over 45,000 people from 20 different countries flock to Palm Springs for Modernism Week every year and that number is continuously growing. Modernism Week's main mission is to celebrate and foster appreciation of Mid-Century architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields, by encouraging education, preservation, and sustainable modern living as represented in Palm Springs. This year, renowned designer Christopher Kennedy chose an array of designers from around the country to bring their own unique style to the 1964 property that he will call home once this project is finished. Needless to say, we were undoubtedly honored to be asked to design the dining room in this home.
Going into this amazing project, Nancy immediately knew what she wanted to do. Since this project was going to be featured in both Traditional Home and California Homes, she wanted to show the use of her original Mid-Century pieces and how they can be used in a traditional environment.
before shot of fabrics, original pieces, lighting, art and china for the room.
Nancy chose a Maison Jansen table, which is more of a traditional styling and mixed it back with a vintage Brutalist Sunburst framed in lucite to create the perfect combination of both the traditional and modern worlds. The set of four Mid-Century Gold Leaf Quatrefoil Dining Chairs (now reupholstered in a Kravet fabric) with brass frame detailing married back to the table beautifully.
When it came time to select the art, Nancy knew she wanted that to be the statement. Being an avid collector of one-of-a-kind's, as well as pieces that are very unique and special, she wanted to incorporate a little bit of where she resides in the room she was designing. The sculpture, the custom abstract, and the black and white figures are all by Mississippi artists and represent something special to her.
"Fury" by Rod Moorhead
"Night Falls on Palm Springs" by Ken Tate
Original 1950's Figure Drawings by Andrew Bucci
Finally, the room needed to be tied together. The Brutalist Explosion hanging on the Maya Romanoff wallpaper, back to the beautiful hand-woven rug (from Nashville Rug Gallery) grounded the traditionalism of the entire room. Our strong Mid-Century element that finished the room was the Bacco Chandelier (by Julian Chichester). This particular light was perfect for a dining room of this size because of its articulating brass arms that can bend and shape to accomodate for the size that it needs to be.
Working on this project was truly an amazing opportunity for us; We want to thank Dwayne Clark and Christopher Kennedy for believing that we could design and conquer. We also want to thank our vendors who we couldn't have done this without! We met so many amazing people that we know will remain in our lives and inspire us by their work daily! We hope you enjoyed this sneak peek! We will now anxiously await both Traiditional Home and California Homes issues to hit stands!
special thank you to: | dwayne clark | christopher kennedy | kravet | maya romanoff | source south africa |julian chichester | ken tate | andrew bucci + browns fine art | rod moorhead | nashville rug gallery | joe cariati | modernism week | traditional home | california homes | eric lynch |