Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Behind the Curtain

Last night I stayed out a bit too late for a school night as I had the chance to see a truly remarkable Bruce Goff house here in Kansas City (and some pretty remarkable people, too.)  It filled my head with fantasy. While I regroup (and get ready for the opening of Inventing the Modern World at the Nelson), click over to Architectural Digest where Miles Redd and I are chatting about sheer curtains.  (AD has revamped their site and it is looking pretty swish.)

Image, Architectural Digest, December 2011, room designed by Roberto Peregalli and Laura Sartori Rimini; photography, Oberto Gili.


Karena said...

Gorgeous image and the view!! Off to see your article in AD..

Art by Karena

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I enjoyed reading your conversation with Miles Redd. I heard him speak last year in Charlotte and he was fantastic. I had to smile at his suggestion for how to handle the sunny spot. Thanks for the link to the updated AD site.

pve design said...

Beautifully that is such a four letter word.

NR Designs said...

Enjoyed your AD conversation with Miles Redd concerning sheers and unlined curtains. I've been recently drawn to these types of understated textiles. I love using these fabrics in conjunction with interesting flat trims and/or interesting drapery hardware. Window treatments really do finish a room!

Anonymous said...

OMG! Bruce Goff!! .....a name that I had not heard in a very long time!
I am a regular reader of your blog, and so I do not know how I had missed your previous postings on his work, but I just went back and checked them out.
You mentioned someone spending the night in Bavenger House and that you would have more on that later. But, I did not find it?
I was at the University of Oklahoma between '55 and '60, and although Wikipedia says that Goff resigned in '55, he definately had a persence in Norman during my time.
There were all kinds of wild stories about his living in a convereted grocery store, and having egg cartons on the ceiling (for acoustics I guess), and sleeping in a Grand Panio!

Bavanger House was being built during my time there (Bavanger was a professor in the School of Art ----I had a drawing class from him), and most of the work was done by Architecture students, so it took many years. I got a tour of it when it was compleated. Fantastic!!

Toby Worthington said...

Great article, Mrs B!!
Agreed that the word "polyester" must be whispered.

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victoria thorne said...

sheer joy- a sweet & brilliant breeze- congrats & love, mrs. b