The West Elm House Draws Sold Out Crowds During Modernism Week

PALM SPRINGS, CA – The West Elm House opened to sold out crowds during Palm Springs Modernism Week.  More than 1,500 Modernists visited the home during the first weekend of Modernism Week 2017. Weekend One events included The Big Reveal Party, a private Sonos-sponsored Dinner, and two full days of Home Tours. All available tickets have already been reserved for the second weekend of Modernism (February 24-26, 2017) when another 1,000 guests are expected to tour the home. Tickets are required. Click here for more information.

The West Elm House, Palm SpringsWhat is The West Elm House?

The West Elm House is an idea house where visitors can experience the “Midcentury to Next Century Transformation” of an iconic 1950s home.  West Elm, a branch of Williams-Sonoma, recently opened a store here in Downtown Palm Springs. Now they have teamed up with Mike Flannery of Acme House Company to use their product line of organic, handcrafted, sustainably sourced and Fair Trade Certified™ sofas, tables, beds, lighting and accessories to furnish a classic Midcentury home (circa 1957) originally built by the Alexander Construction Company and recently remodeled by Solterra Builders.

The West Elm House, Palm SpringsThe West Elm House is the brain child of Brand Specialist, John-Patrick, who worked with Christopher Kennedy to produce the first Palm Springs Modernism Week Show House in 2014. That event has become an anchor program for Modernism Week. Now John-Patrick has connected Solterra Builders, West Elm and Acme House Company to introduce the next big thing in Mid Mod Design: a year-long concept 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.

The West Elm House, Palm Springs

Patricia Lockwood, an award-winning designer with Palm Desert-based Design Vision Studio, said The West Elm House topped her list of  favorite Modernism Week events. “My design firm hosted a group of clients and friends for a day in Palm Springs to celebrate Modernism Week.  We bought our tickets and scheduled our tours starting with The West Elm House. What a great surprise! It didn’t feel like an extension of the showroom. Instead it felt like a home.  The furnishings and décor were harmonious with the architecture – both inside and  out.  Well done West Elm & Acme House Company! The design nailed the playful Palm Springs lifestyle!”
Design Vision Studio at The West Elm House

Modernism Week & Beyond

West Elm and Acme House Company hosted The Big Reveal of The West Elm House during the opening weekend of Palm Springs Modernism Week. Home Tours will continue during Weekend Two of Modernism Week. Throughout the year that follows, The West Elm House will serve as a private residence but on occasion will be used to host Design Education Programs for Modernists. It will also be available as a Vacation Home Rental managed by Acme House Company – offering exclusive stays by the week and month – and season – on a limited basis. Click here for more specifics on how to reserve a stay at The West Elm House.

The West Elm House, Palm SpringsBe Our Guest – Stay at The West Elm House!

The West Elm House will serve as a private residence for its owner. It will also be available as a Vacation Home Rental managed by Acme House Company – offering exclusive stays by the week and month – on a limited basis. Click here for how to stay at The West Elm House.

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