Attention midcentury modern buffs: Your chance to tour Donald Drummond homes is right around the corner.
KC Modern will be the host of the Drummond tour Oct. 10. Details — including hours, price and homes — have yet to be made final. To learn more, go to KCModern.com.
Drummond was a homebuilder who pioneered modern architecture in the Kansas City area. He built about 1,100 tract homes between 1946 and 1964, many of them glass-walled to promote indoor/outdoor living. He worked with noted architects David Runnells, who had attended the prestigious Cranbook Academy of Art in Michigan, and worked for the California firm of Jones and Emmons.
I just received CB2’s latest catalog and was struck by how their style has changed. Their furniture in particular seems to have moved away from purely modern metals and manmade materials toward a more organic look that includes stools covered in sheepskin, rustic-looking vases and boho-inspired sofas. Their Leather Director’s Bench has rich leather that will patina over time. This new stuff will complement their sleek modern stuff.
I must say, they also offer stylish lighting fixtures like the Vega Flush Mount Lamp ($249) and the Fray Pendant Light ($199) at great prices.
Looking to win some stuff? Here are some options:
The home’s open-concept floor plan features two bedrooms and two baths, and has furnishings that meld the indoor living space with the outdoors.
Enter the giveaway at HGTV.com/UrbanOasis through Sept. 24.
▪ Ask the Expert: Share your failed or nailed DIY project with Carter Oosterhouse, host of FYI Network’s “Rowhouse Showdown,” on Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win $15,000, gift cards, tool belts, T-shirts and a one-on-one video consultation with Oosterhouse to brainstorm potential home projects.
▪ Plant giveaway: NatureHills.com is giving away five $100 gift certificates. Enter by Aug. 31.
No love for silk?
Last week I asked how you felt about silk flowers. It seems to be a hot-potato issue as no one has weighed in on it yet, though a few people have asked if anyone else has responded.
Stay tuned while I get to the bottom of this.