Talented designers dramatically remade a Palm Springs, California estate, by updating and refurbishing a sprawling mid-century modern home.
“Mid-century endures,” says Christopher Kennedy, the creative force behind the Christopher Kennedy Compound. “Everyone’s pace is so hectic now, that I think that we crave simplicity. For me, mid-century modern is about doing more with less, surroundings ourselves with fewer things but things that have meaning and a connection to the natural environment. These ideas are resonating with many people right now.” That is why Millennials are so in love with this style, transforming their rented flats into authentic mid-century modern home paradises…
Scroll down and see different design transformations that make the case for the continued appeal of mid-century-modern-inspired style!
The transformation of the front entrance of the Christopher Kennedy Modernism Week show house in Palm Springs, California hints at the scope of the renovations throughout the property.
Canadian design firm 31 Westgate used a Kelly Wearstler chandelier in the entry of the home.
Chicago-based designer Julia Buckingham selected a vividly patterned tufted settee from her own 1stdibs storefront for the master bedroom of the show house.
Kelly Lee — who pens the popular design blog Kelly Golightly — designed the walk-in closet off the master bedroom.
Kelli Ellis’s all-white master bathroom is punctuated by a chrome, Sciolari-inspired chandelier.
In the guest suite, designer Justin Shaulis used a pair of sculptural mid-century lamps by Modeline from 1stdibs dealer 20th Century by HKFA to bookend a custom-made brass bed.
Michel Boyd installed glossy, metallic wallpaper to evoke a dramatic mood in the home’s powder room.
Designer Carson Kressley used lacquered twin beds, neon artwork and saturated shades of pink, orange and turquoise to create a cheerful child’s bedroom.
A brass coffee table by Gabrielle Crespi anchors the home’s den, designed by the Los Angeles-based 1stdibs dealer Patrick Dragonette.
A view of the light-filled living room.
A second view of the bar reveals a glimpse into the home’s kitchen.
Kennedy himself oversaw the renovation of the home’s airy, modern kitchen.
The show home’s pool and patio areas were designed by Australian landscape architect Jamie Durie.
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