From Med to Mod: Preview of The Christopher Kennedy Compound 2017

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From Med to Mod: Preview of The Christopher Kennedy Compound 2017

Husband-and-wife team Fred and Kelly are the minds behind style blog Kelly Golightly. This year, they've opened the doors to their home - dubbed Villa Golightly - to designer Christopher Kennedy and his team of tastemakers for the fourth annual Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House.

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From Med to Mod: Preview of The Christopher Kennedy Compound 2017
Villa Golightly

"It’s a Spanish-style house! I know. Built in the early ‘80s, which is not known as a historically interesting time architecturally. But the space won us over. Plus, I realized that many of my favorite – and most iconic — places in Palm Springs were Spanish-style exteriors: The Parker, The Viceroy (nee Avalon) but with midcentury décor. Thanks to Jonathan Adler and Kelly Wearstler, I realized I could create my own midcentury-modern interior if I wanted, to give it that Palm Springs feel. And that excited me a lot!" - Kelly Golightly (http://bit.ly/2kJ6rcg)

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Med to mod

"...this style of house, currently more traditional, is one that more of you likely live in, so it will be fun to share takeaways on how you can add that Palm Springs style to your space, no matter where you live. And I like the challenge and adventure!" - Kelly Golightly (http://bit.ly/2kJ6rcg)

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Line 'em up

A corridor of columns line the front of Villa Golightly.

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Come on in!

Guests will be greeted by a brighter entryway (updated with a fresh coat of Dunn-Edwards paint) when they arrive at this year's Show House - but the question is, what color will the new door be? Tour the home to find out!

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Out with the old

Built-ins were pulled out to make room for new additions to the home. We can't wait to see how Barclay Butera puts his mark on this spacious living room.

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Wild and free

In Palm Springs, it's all about the indoor-outdoor lifestyle, and this atrium will be transformed into a fresh space to unwind.

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Soft scrub

You can bet this bathroom will receive more than just a "Soft Scrub."

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Break it down

This stripped-down space will be home to a room designed by Joy Cho of Oh Joy!

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Kitchen

The heart of the home may look a bit empty now, but it'll be full of style after designer Kelli Ellis adds her signature touch to it.

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From Med to Mod: Preview of The Christopher Kennedy Compound 2017
Make a splash

Close up of the original tile backsplash.

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Family room

This special room will be designed by Kelly Golightly herself.

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Master bedroom

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Master bath

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Patio (or more like pati-uh oh!)

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Pool party

Sammy Castro, Jean Liu, and photographer Gray Malin will lend their unique styles to the outdoor space, enhancing the natural beauty of this desert oasis.

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Laundry room

Designer Rachel Cannon is on a mission to turn this ordinary laundry room into an extraordinary one.

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Guest room

It's time for this eagle to take flight, now that Sarah Sherman Samuel will be turning the East Guest Room into a glamorous space fit for the modern day Audrey Hepburn.

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Herculean efforts

"Renovating a property of this size in just over two months was definitely a Herculean effort!" says Christopher Kennedy. "There will be so many innovative design ideas and incredible products on display that it is difficult to pick a favorite. I have a hunch that people are really going to love Kelly's Closet-Office, which she has dubbed the 'Cloffice'. As a fashion blogger, this is a very important room to her and we actually converted an entire guest bedroom into her closet. The designer of the room, Natasha Minasian, and the closet sponsor, The Container Store, definitely knocked it out of the park!"

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Mountain tops, meet desert oasis

The San Jacinto mountains cast a striking backdrop against this Spanish-style home.

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Jaw droppers

If you think the home looks shocking now, just wait until you see the big reveal in person!

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From Med to Mod: Preview of The Christopher Kennedy Compound 2017
See you at The Christopher Kennedy Compound!

Join Christopher, Kelly, Fred, and a talented team of tastemakers to see the finished home during Modernism Week.

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Sometimes, things have to get ugly before they get better. Sneak a peek at these dramatic “before” shots from this year’s Show House!

Now in its fourth year, it’s no wonder The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House 2017 has become recognized as the “#1 Must See Event of Modernism Week.”

Each year, designer Christopher Kennedy brings together some of the nation’s most prominent tastemakers to create unique rooms in this decorator showcase house. In an exciting twist for 2017, Christopher is partnering with social media sensation Kelly Golightly to renovate Villa Golightly, an early 1980s Spanish-style home located in the Andreas Hills area of Palm Springs.

“At nearly 7000sf, it is by far the largest show house we have done,” says Christopher. Villa Golightly is a new direction (in size and architectural style) from the traditional midcentury modern homes of previous Modernism Week show houses, but like any good designer, Kennedy has embraced the challenge.

“As with design (and life), it is all about finding the right balance,” Christopher explains. “It was important to keep some of the more classic elements but incorporate our desire for something more contemporary. Luckily, Kelly Golightly’s style is more 1960s glam than truly modern, so the architecture of the house works quite nicely. It is very similar to the Avalon Hotel in Palm Springs — it is funny, everyone thinks of that property as such an iconic Palm Springs style, and they tend to forget that the bones of the hotel are 1920s Spanish Revival.”

The Mediterranean-inspired elements of the home will get a modern facelift with the help of these talented designers :

2017 Tastemakers

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Click the gallery to see the gritty “before” photos from the home’s construction phase, and visit The Christopher Kennedy Compound during these Modernism Week events to see the dramatic “after” results. Tickets still available!

Throughout Modernism Week (Feb. 18-20 and 23-26)

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Special thanks to Ferguson, California Home + Design, Traditional Home, Alyse Edwards, ATGStores.com, The Container Store, DuPont, DXV, Eggersmann, Fenessco, Thermador, Able + Baker, Baldwin, Blurb, Chairish, Crossville, Dunn-Edwards Paints, Selamat, Stanton, and more for making this year’s show house possible. Full list of sponsors here.


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