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Palm Springs Modernism Week

February in Palm Springs! For design aficionados, there’s no better time to visit. And for all our friends getting pummeled with snow on the East Coast, it’s not too late to consider a quick trip for Palm Springs Modernism Week.

This celebration of mid-century modern design runs February 16-26, and seems to keep getting bigger and better. With 10+ design-packed days and nights of cocktail parties, exhibitions, lectures, films, expos, home tours, and much more, there’s no shortage of options to choose from. Below, we’ve outlined a few highlights that are on our hit list this coming weekend.

2016 Christopher Kennedy Compound

2016 Christopher Kennedy Compound

Screen Style Panel & Reception presented by SDSA

For year #2, WestEdge is pleased to be a partner of the Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) February 18 event “Screen Style: Creating Narrative Spaces on Film and Television”. With the 2017 Oscars right around the corner, we’re excited to meet and hear from some of Hollywood’s most talented set decorators who help create the movie magic. Cathy Whitlock, author of “Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction” moderates a discussion with set decorators Halina Siwolop SDSA (“Masters of Sex”) and Gene Serdena SDSA (“Passengers”). Tickets are available here.
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Christopher Kennedy Compound
Always a top highlight of Modernism Week, The Christopher Kennedy Compound is not-to-be-missed. Sponsored by Traditional Home and California Home + Design magazines, the house brings together nearly 20 of the nation’s most prominent tastemakers to create unique rooms in this decorator showcase house. The project is brought to life by Chairish, Thermador, Ferguson, DuPont, Eggersmann USA cabinetry and more than three dozen other local and national design resources.
The Red Carpet Gala is this Saturday and Christopher Kennedy has offered friends of WestEdge a special ticket offer. Use promo code CWMW17 for 20% here.

Kelly Golightly and Christopher Kennedy at the 2017 Christopher Kennedy Show House

Kelly Golightly and Christopher Kennedy at the 2017 Christopher Kennedy Show House

17th Annual Modernism Show & Sale
See 85 premier national and international exhibitors showcasing 20th century (with emphasis on midcentury modern) design at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Midcentury Modern Meets Modern: Design Milk Talk & Reception
We always look forward to catching up with Design Milk founder Jaime Derringer who’s moderating a highly social discussion at the new Desert Eichler Home, followed by tasty bites at a wine and cocktails reception.

Hotel Lautner – A Night for Preservation
See first-hand the award winning restored Hotel Lautner designed by legendary midcentury architect John Lautner. The evening benefits Save Iconic Architecture (SIA), a non-profit foundation founded by dynamic design duo Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield to preserve significant architecture as art.

West Elm House
The West Elm House is an idea house created to inspire and guide architecture and design enthusiasts when it comes to the art of modernizing a midcentury home for the way we live today. Be among the first to experience the “Midcentury to Next-Century Transformation” of this iconic 1950s home by Palmer & Krisel.

For the full list of events and detailed information on Palm Springs Modernism Week, visit www.modernismweek.com.
And be sure to follow us on Instagram for updates throughout the week. Hope to see you in the desert!

Join Us at Modernism Week in Palm Springs

We’re gearing up for a great time next month at Palm Springs Modernism Week which kicks off on February 11 and continues through February 21 with eleven days and ten nights of cocktail parties, exhibitions, lectures, films, expos, home tours, and much more.

We’ve loved attending in past years (who doesn’t enjoy a great excuse to get out of the cold and spend a few days in the warmth and sunshine of the desert). This year, we’re excited to be a Modernism Week partner and will be presenting a program at their CAMP venue.

We’ve teamed up with the Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) to host a “Hollywood Designs on TV & Film” panel discussion, followed by a champagne reception and book signing on February 14 from 1-3 PM.

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Jeannine Oppewall, production designer of Academy Award® nominated films including LA Confidential and The Good Shepherd and Ellen Brill SDSA, set decorator of Emmy Award® nominated TV shows including American Horror Story and Nip/Tuck, will participate in a conversation moderated by author Cathy Whitlock. This talk will reveal key influences, anecdotes and inspirations as well as explore Hollywood’s continuing contributions to modern style.

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A champagne reception and book signing of Cathy Whitlock’s Designs On Film, will immediately follow the panel in the ELLE DECOR Lounge, giving attendees a meet and greet opportunity with the panelists.

Tickets are now on sale ($20/ticket) at the Modernism Week website. Take a look there for additional event details, along with lots of other event listings to help make the most of your Modernism Week itinerary.

A big thank you to our event sponsors: Astek Wallcovering, Bassman Blaine, Grace Home, LA Mart, Warner Bros Design Studio and MidCentury LA.

And be sure to follow the SDSA on Facebook, Twitter @SETDECOROnline, Pinterest www.pinterest.com/setdecor, and Instagram @setdecorators_sdsa.