It's Wednesday (oh no wait, I forgot to schedule the blog entry so it's Thursday, darn it) and Jessica Gordon, the newest decorator to join Noble Designs will be blogging! So enjoy her post on her "field trip" to Webster House.
This past weekend, I had the best girl’s day out with my daughter and our friends, Kristina and Sydney. We decided to add some culture to our lives and have a fancy day enjoying lunch at the Webster House and watching the ballet, Alice at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. (It was a fantastic show, with fun costumes and cool stage design!) The Kauffman Center is amazing in itself, so I’ll have to save that for it’s own showcase day! If you haven’t been to the Webster House, it’s a Kansas City must, and it’s next door to the Kauffman! It was built in 1885 as a school and designed by Manuel Diaz, in the Romanesque style. It’s one of the oldest remaining public school buildings in KC and is on the National Register of Historic Places. When you walk in, your senses are immediately ignited with sights of beautiful décor and architecture, scents of delicious candles and sounds of people and their footsteps on the old hardwood floors. The first floor has multiple rooms filled with antiques, gifts, and jewelry. As you can see in the photos, it’s a great time to go, because they already have Christmas decorations out! I have to admit, at first glance I was super excited, but a tiny bit of stress popped in, as I don’t even have my kids Halloween costumes organized yet!!! Thankfully, I went back quickly to enjoying the moment and my surroundings. The restaurant is located on the top floor. There are several rooms you can sit in and each one is gorgeous. We sat in the coral and gold room, which made my heart beat a little faster. I am a huge fan of painted trim and molding, and in this room it matches the wall color, and has tiny gold studs detailing the walls. Dark-stained trim, lines the ceiling, while multi-colored stained glass highlights the windows. Webster House is one of those places where you have to check out the restroom even if you don’t have to go. They are stunning as well! The sea glass green with gold, again, painted trim and ceiling were beautiful. Definitely worth taking a photo of, even though my daughter was embarrassed by me pulling out the camera in a restroom! She on the other hand, enjoyed taking photos of herself with the feathered mask ornaments. Make sure you plan your next girl’s day out or afternoon date at the Webster House, you’ll love everything about it!