Palm Springs celebrity interior designer Christopher Kennedy returns to the Modernism Week line-up with a few of his famous friends.
Returning for the fifth time with the eponymous Christopher Kennedy Compound – the official Modernism Week Show House – the award-winning Palm Springs icon has just announced an all-star crew of 14 designers from all over the US who he’s tapped to help him transform this year’s home. Each designer is tasked with one room of the 1962 property which includes three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a separate guest house spanning 3,600 square feet. The only brief: designers were instructed to create an environment that feels contemporary, sculptural, and luxurious without being overly fixated on retro or kitsch. Read more in Architectural Digest.
Look for Christopher Kennedy to bring his signature California modern aesthetic to the compound; warm, approachable, livable but with no shortage of color or pattern. Watch more with Christopher on the Design Network.
New York, Palm Beach, and London-based A-lister Celerie Kemble is known for her signature casual elegance. She’s also a Christopher Kennedy Compound alum, returning for the second time this year. Read more about her in One Kings Lane.
LA-based Michael Berman is also a returning Christopher Kennedy Compound alum. He is a part-time Palm Springs resident and owns his own much-published pied-a-terre in the desert. The Detroit native is known for his sophisticated and understated style, and has product lines with Kravet, Rohl, and Walker Zanger among other brands. Read more about this master of modern in Robb Report.
Josh Greene is one half of the uber-talented New York-based firm Hernandez Greene, Named on Architectural Digest’s “Ones to Watch” list in 2015 and to the Elle Decor A-List, the annual directory of top interior design firms in 2018, this young design duo continues a meteoric rise. Greene is known for ultra-sophisticated interiors characterized by a refined sense of color, texture and pattern. Read more about him in Departures.
As Senior Designer for Christopher Kennedy, Keith Fortner has spent four years in Palm Springs assisting Christopher in the creation of his signature California Modern Interiors, but has been creating drama for 25 years on the stage. His musical career took him from the Opry stage of Nashville to New York City with appearances in multiple Broadway shows.
Palm Springs-based Michelle Boudreau brings her international experience – having lived in London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs – to bear on the Compound. Her signature style blends color with clean form to create intrigue and livability.
Palm Springs-based horticultural author and landscape architect Gordon Kurtis will transform the outdoor area of the Compound. He’ll bring his signature style to the project to accentuate the beauty of the desert landscape.
LA-based Joe Lucas returns to the Compound with his signature East Coast traditional meets West Coast cool aesthetic. Read more about one of his recent projects in House Beautiful.
Kerry Green is known for worldly-inspired modern interiors and has just recently hung up a shingle in LA, after spending more than 13 years based in New York and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Laguna Beach-based Lisa McDennon is known for her modern distinctive style that reinvigorates coastal California design. Read more about her work in Luxe magazine.
Seattle-based Brian Paquette is another Compound alum returning for a repeat feature. With a background in painting and conceptual art, Brian Paquette draws inspiration from a variety of sources: architecture, travel, and the natural world, to name a few. For Brian, interior design is not something sterile or static; it’s a living extension of art, meant to be touched, used and admired. Read more about his work in 1st Dibs.
Nashville-based Lori Paranjape brings her Southern charm and careful, thoughtful, and timeless style to the Compound. She just made headlines with a new collaboration with Mitchell Black. Read more about her work in Rue magazine.
Chris Barrett is a Los Angeles-based interior designer who specializes in high end residential and boutique commercial spaces. Adept at fusing electrifying color combinations, multi-cultural reference points and hand-crafted elements into a singular vision, Barrett’s team mantra is to stay strong about the story of each project and each client. Read more about her work in Milieu.
San Francisco-based Jeff Schlarb leads a band of beloved design teammates who brave the brilliant edge of the interior design world and bend it back to a simple pair of words, Rad Elegance. Their studio expertise includes interior architecture, full-scale renovations, and decoration projects with an ever-ready-aim to refine and modernize classic interiors. Read more about their work in California Home & Design.
Don’t miss your chance to see this gorgeously appointed home and meet the designers themselves (if you’re lucky enough to attend any of the parties!). Tickets are still available for the First Look Friday Night Party (February 15 from 6pm to 8pm) and the Starlight After Party (Saturday, February 16 from 10pm to 12am) which follows the already-sold-out Red Carpet Gala. Daytime Show House tour tickets are available for $40 for February 17-18 and 21-24.