Modernism Week and The Christopher Kennedy Compound

Known for its architecture, colour, tropical climate and much more, Palm Springs has become a haven for the style-inclined. Every February design lovers make their way to California for the city’s annual Modernism Week which showcases mid-century modern design through multiple events; it is the ‘It’ place to see and be seen.

One of the week’s highlights is the Christopher Kennedy Compound, or “The "#1 Must See Event of Modernism Week," as The Hollywood Reporter refers to it. The yearly mission continues to spotlight Palm Springs as a destination for architecture and interior design. This year Christopher Kennedy partnered with stylish social media figure Kelly Golightly for Villa Golightly. The design extravaganza brought together 20 tastemakers whom transformed Golightly’s palatial Palm Springs home with colourful, throwback glamour.

The entire home is a feast for the eyes, but it was headliner Christopher Kennedy and design icon Kelli Ellis’ spaces that stole our hearts:


Christopher Kennedy’s Dining Room

Image via @christopherkennedyinc on Instagram

Combining prints, textures, bold colours and unique textiles made this dining room pop! We love the way Christopher featured our dining chairs in a vibrant chartreuse hue. 


Kelli Ellis’ Kitchen

"I love designing kitchens; the heart of the home. It was my challenge and pleasure to give Kelly and Klaus a traditional kitchen in a mid-century modern home using a mix of contemporary finishes with eye-popping elements."Kelli Ellis, designer

Kelli designed a fabulous kitchen for Villa Golightly featuring glamourous gold accents and stunning marble.  We cannot get over how stunning our Lawrence Stools look recovered in this bold and luxurious fabric!

Click here to see the finished kitchen design.