Modernism Week: Midcentury Dreamin'

02/28/12    Sara McLean  |  specs+spaces Editor, Dunn-Edwards Corporation, Allied Member ASID, CMG

I just returned from this year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs, which promised and delivered an exciting lineup of seminars, tours and events, all in celebration of midcentury design. Highlights of the 11 days included house tours including the first public tours of Sunnylands, the 1966 Annenberg Estate, designed by A.Quincy Jones as well as tours of the Frank Sinatra Palm Springs residence; a four-day Modernism Show that showcased vintage furniture and art; a modern garden tour; vintage Airstream, trailer and car shows; lectures and bus tours. Stay tuned as I bring you more in-depth coverage of my findings at this year’s show. In the meantime, I have included a few images from the places I visited. For more information, visit
                      Typical modern home in Palm Springs            Dinah Shore owned this property
                    Typical modern property in Palm Springs  Historic midcentury property in Palm Springs
                             Palm Springs Visitors Center              Typical modern property in Palm Springs
                   Exterior of Frank Sinatra Palm Springs         Interior of Frank Sinatra Palm Springs
                   residence                                                      residence

All photography by Sara McLean

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