Christopher Kennedy’s Reveal

The team behind the Christopher Kennedy Compound 2015 reveals the star-studded showcase to Modernism Weekly.

Though Vanessa Kogevinas, the producer of this year’s Modernism Week Showhouse at the Christopher Kennedy Compound, was the picture of calm when she greeted us outside the gates for the unveiling of the property on Friday night, she assured us that the week had been a whirlwind. “The guys were still here at 5:30 putting in trees!,” she exclaimed.

No matter. By the time we arrived, order had prevailed. Every piece of carefully chosen furniture and artfully curated accessory in the 2500 square foot house, with spaces designed by Linda Allen, Bobby Berk, Michael Berman, Mark Cutler, Vanessa de Vargas, Tabitha Evans, Trip Haenisch, Grace Home, Parker Kennedy, Paletteur, Nancy Price, Marlaina Teich and, of course, Kennedy himself, was in place, and the party was in full swing. Waiters, bearing trays of lemon squares and French fries, circled among the guests, including Joe Lucas of LA’s Harbinger, who, among other things, jostled for space on the three Galanter and Jones heated benches on the Michel Berman-designed side patio, made themselves comfortable in the Trip Hanisch-designed living room, and envied the outdoor shower and the walk-in closet in the master suite designed byChristopher Kennedy, who looked particularly dapper, dressed in a turquoise shirt and a black and white patterned jacket. As one guest noted, the house, bordering the Indian Canyon Golf Course, the house, with its two kitchens, designed by Kennedy, and plethora of comfortable outdoor spaces — the softly glowing pool and front patio, designed by Michael Berman; the living and dining room terrace, designed by Paletteur/Gino Castano and David Lasker; and, master bedroom terrace, designed by Linda Allen, was the perfect setting for the Traditional Home and California Homes presented event. Open to the public from 12-4, the house is one of the highlights of Modernism Week.

Here, a quick glimpse into some of the spaces.

The Michael Berman-designed front terrace includes pieces from his furniture collection for Brown Jourdan in a bright green
The Michael Berman-designed front terrace includes pieces from his furniture collection for Brown Jourdan in bright green.
In the living room, designed by Trip Haenisch, custom furnishings from THA and pieces from Haenisch’s own collection, encircle a coffee table from Hollywood at Home.
In the living room, designed by Trip Haenisch, custom furnishings from THA and pieces from Haenisch’s own collection, encircle a coffee table from Hollywood at Home.
The master bedroom suite, designed by Christopher Kennedy, includes this enormous wrap around walk in closet with fittings from Elfa by The Container Store.
The master bedroom suite, designed by Christopher Kennedy, includes this enormous wrap around walk in closet with fittings from Elfa by The Container Store.
On the side patio off the kitchen, a trio of heated outdoor benches from Galanter and Jones, offers a warm spot for coffee on a chilly desert morning.
On the side patio off the kitchen, a trio of heated outdoor benches from Galanter and Jones, offers a warm spot for coffee on a chilly desert morning.
Nancy Price designed the home’s formal dining room.
Nancy Price designed the home’s formal dining room.

 

Designed by Mark Cutler, the master bedroom is dominated by a dramatic, draped canopy bed from Mike Ragan/RAGS
Designed by Mark Cutler, the master bedroom is dominated by a dramatic, draped canopy bed from Mike Ragan/RAGS
In the Vanessa de Vargas-designed powder room, which is accessible from inside the house as well as from the pool, the metallic wallpaper is by Jeff Andrews for Astek.
In the Vanessa de Vargas-designed powder room, which is accessible from inside the house as well as from the pool, the metallic wallpaper is by Jeff Andrews for Astek.

 

In the den, Parker Kennedy included this vintage sofa sectional from Parker Kennedy Living. Photo credit: 2015, ericlynchphotography.com
In the den, Parker Kennedy included this vintage sofa sectional from Parker Kennedy Living. Photo credit: 2015, ericlynchphotography.com
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