JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., August 19, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – The Western Design Conference + Sales Exhibition is delighted to welcome back guests to the four-day in-person conference Jackson Hole event in September, celebrating the best functional art inspired by the West and showcasing six great interior designers – including the famous designer and author of the new book “Modern Americana”, Max Humphrey – all look to the western style for the highly anticipated Designer exhibition house. Built in the middle of the 28,000 square foot showroom, the eclectic and artistic home features six life-size spaces exclusively designed for the WDC exhibition + sale.
The Show House 2021 will be unveiled during the Opening Preview Party + Fashion Show on Thursday September 9, at the Snow King Events Center in Jackson, Wyoming, and guests are free to tour the house at their leisure throughout the four-day event, which takes place through September 12. As executive director Allison merritt recently told “Architects + Artisans” in an interview about the return of the Western Design Conference 2021 in person, the event will be Wildly responsible and adhere to all CDC recommendations.
Starting with a spectacular rustic porch designed by Max Humphrey of Portland, Oregon, the Designer Show House opens with a theme that Humphrey calls “a little bit of country, a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll”. A weathered metal shed roof houses benches filled with vintage grain bag pillows, large cushions and camp blankets against custom-designed horseshoe wallpaper accompanied by old hickory furniture as well as of some of the designer’s favorite found treasures. Humphrey spontaneously coined the term “Modern Americana” to describe his signature style during an interview in 2018, and his popular book of the same name was published in April 2021. Acclaimed as a creator of design change and named one of Country Living’s 100 Most Creative People, Humphrey’s interiors are featured in Architectural Digest media at the Wall Street Journal.
Upon entering the Show House, WDC guests are greeted by the hallway designed by New West Fine Art, a contemporary art gallery in Jackson in exclusive partnership with the artist and Jackson native Connor liljestrom. Working primarily in oil and mixed oil, Liljestrom explores themes inspired by her life in Tetons, mythologies, Hollywood and pop culture, natural history, colonialism and the canon of Western art history.
From the nifty hallway, guests enter the living room created by the winner of the 2019 WDC Best Interior Design award. Anne Buresh Interior Design with offices in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Jackson, Wyoming. Buresh can’t wait to return to Show House with a new look connecting South and West, mixing traditional and contemporary, feminine and masculine, and showcasing a well-traveled lifestyle. A striking mural envelops the space, furnished with custom pieces, French antiques, and a dramatic black-and-white image by Austrian photographer Josef Hoflehner.
Guests can then venture into the custom library designed by Antique hickory furniture and Gibbs Smith editions. The Show House’s timelessly charming book space will feature over 100 Western-themed books, all available for purchase. Montana photographer Audrey Hall and author Chase Reynolds Ewald, authors of interior design titles “Rustic Modern” and “Cabin Style” among others, will be on hand to sign their latest coffee table volume, “Bison, Portrait of an Icon,” and Max Humphrey will sign his “Modern americana“with the contribution of Chase Reynolds Ewald.
Across the hall you can relax in the living room, where you can work by Jackson Emily Janak Interiors and Fighting Bear Antiques, and Alley Modern and More, offering a contemporary approach to Western iconographic motifs. The exhibition collaboration will present Thomas molesworth, Stickley and mid-century rattan furniture with touches of soft textured ikat and floral accessories combined with Navajo weaves and contemporary art, providing a modern look with subtle touches of the past.
And finally, the Show House has a kitchen, dining and living room combination by Jackson Hole Harker design, also returning to Show House and winner of the 2018 WDC Best Interior Design Award. The multipurpose space will include a rustic 12 foot dining table crafted from old wood with inlaid dovetails, sectional sofa personalized in leather and Belgian linen and a personalized coffee table in reclaimed wood inlaid with antique metal butterflies, all accompanied by a complete kitchen installation with appliances and separate island.
WDC tickets are $ 20 for an Exhibition + Sale day pass, September 10-12, 2021, and include the ArtTitude Adjustment Happy Hours daily at 2:00 p.m. VIP early entry and reserved seats for the Preview Party + Fashion Show on Thursday, September 9, 2021, is available for $ 125 per person, $ 50 general admission; both include open bars. The Designer Show House at the Western Design Conference Exhibit & Sale is sponsored by Deanna briggs, Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty.
About the Western Design Conference Exhibition and Sale:
The annual Western Design + Sale Exhibition is a four-day, multi-million dollar event that brings together West-loving artisans, collectors, interior designers, architects and fashion designers. The Western Design Conference was founded 29 years ago in Cody, Wyoming, to promote contemporary artists working in historic American craft methods. The Western Design + Sale exhibition has moved to Jackson Hole in 2007, where the executive director Allison merritt continues the strong commitment to Western arts in Wyoming while expanding the scope of the show. Additional information, including timetables and tickets, is available at westerndesignconference.com and on Facebook and Instagram.
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