Walking the palm-lined streets of this desert oasis, you might think you’ve stepped into a time machine. Between classic cars and sleek historic homes, it’s no wonder that Palm Springs is home to the ultimate celebration of modern design: Modernism Week.
This year, we partnered with Thomboy Properties to style this 1948 home. These Late Moderne digs were fully renovated, outfitted with FLOR rugs, and featured in Modernism Week 2020.
We wanted to create a space that feels similar to what Herbert Burns created in 1948, and at the same time recognize current design influences and trends. The FLOR rugs met that criteria perfectly.
FLOR was the perfect solution because it gave us maximum flexibility to change out a square in the event of a spill without dismantling the entire space.
Being able to use a stylish yet durable material that offered such versatility in format and size made FLOR an easy choice.
Jackie Thomas and DeeAnn McCoy have had a love affair with the desert dating back to the ’80s. In 2005, they hatched a plan to escape their corporate jobs and pursue their passion for Mid-Century Modern architecture in Palm Springs. They made their dream a reality and formed Thomboy Properties.
Check out the story behind their latest renovation: a 1948 Late Moderne home designed by Herbert W. Burns and decked out in FLOR.
When we first walked the house, it was open to the elements and partially demolished, yet we could tell it was architecturally significant. Every single surface has been touched, from all new electrical, windows, roof, and poured terrazzo floors—you name it, we touched it. This house can truly be considered a brand-new home with Herbert Burns bones.
There is so much variety, versatility, and freshness to FLOR's rugs, yet they have a wonderful vintage feel. We wanted to create a space that feels similar to what Herbert Burns created in 1948, and at the same time recognize current design influences and trends. The FLOR rugs met that criteria perfectly.
Modernism Week celebrates and fosters 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.