Palm Springs Modernism Week

We are thrilled to be hosting four events at the year’s 2019 Palm Springs Modernism Week. The mission of Modernism Week is to celebrate and foster appreciation of midcentury architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields, by encouraging education, preservation and sustainable modern living as represented in the greater Palm Springs area.Exclusive Designer Home Tour at House of Grace 2019
Sunday, February 17 / 1-4pm

Tour the latest design project from Michael Ostrow of Grace Home Furnishings, an extraordinary modern residence in the Skye Neighborhood of Palm Springs. Champagne, fresh cocktails and light bites from savory to sweet will be served. Moderated discussions will be held at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Presented by Grace Home Furnishings & Traditional Home magazine.

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Come Fly With Me: Cocktails at House of Grace 2019
Sunday, February 17 / 6-9pm

“Come Fly With Me” by Frank Sinatra sets the mood for an elegant evening under the stars at this extraordinary modern residence in the Skye neighborhood of Palm Springs.  Enjoy music, entertainment, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, catered by Jake’s, while touring this newly completed residence featuring interiors by Michael Ostrow of Grace Home Furnishings. Plus, star in your own photo with one of Palm Springs’ most iconic images!

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Inside Look at the Inwood Room at Sunnylands
Saturday, February 23 / 11am-12:30pm

Join designer Michael Ostrow and Anne Rowe, Sunnylands’ Director of Collections and Exhibitions, for a look inside the process of adapting the Inwood Room to meet the needs of Sunnylands Retreats within the framework of the stewardship of managing a historic home. See before and after photos and learn about the challenges of preserving the history of Sunnylands while adapting to the current needs of this legendary property. The presentation will be followed by a Q& A session. Coffee and snacks will be served.

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Grace Home Gallery Opening & Arthur Elrod Book Signing
Monday, February 18, 2-4pm

It’s time for us to unveil our new 2019 collection of mid-century photography! To celebrate we are hosting a book signing with Adele Cygelman, author of “Arthur Elrod: Desert Modern Design.” This new work is the first monograph about Arthur Elrod, design king of the desert in the 1950s,’60s, and ’70s. Arthur Elrod was the most successful interior designer working in the Palm Springs area from 1954 to 1974. He was charming, handsome, and worked tirelessly for his A-list clientele, such as Lucille Ball and Walt Disney. Perhaps his most famous work was done in his own home, known as the Elrod House in Palm Springs, built by architect John Lautner in 1968.

This is a free event!

Profits from our events will go directly to Modernism Week which provides scholarships to local students pursuing college educations in the fields of architecture and design; as well as supporting local and state preservation organizations and neighborhood groups in their efforts to preserve modernist architecture throughout the state of California.