Thursday, July 16, 2009

Designs for Metcalf South

A couple weeks ago we had the opportunity to meet with Jack Rees and his wife, Hayley. His father, who also went by the name Jack, was a talented interior decorator who worked in a a variety of disciplines. He was friends with Ras Beall, the long time Display Director at Harzfeld's. We were graciously given premission to reproduce and share some of his drawings. They provide a wonderful look at what was created, but also visions of what could have been for this location started in 1967 in Overland Park, Kansas.

Here's one of our favorites. We don't belive it was realized in the final designs. Click on image for larger version.

copyright by jack rees interiors

We hope to share some more drawings and information on Jack Rees in the future.

1 comment:

  1. Gosh, do I remember that store. But I remember the Blue Ridge one better -- I always felt so sophisticated in there. And interestingly, a classmate worked there -- and told me that they were to wear black, navy or brown ONLY and that there were no cash registers -- only cash drawers which didn't "ding" -- the noise was "tacky"


Thanks so much for your comment! We'll likely make it public very soon.