Season in the Coachella Valley brings us star-studded celebrity filled events from The Palm Springs International Film Festival to The Steve Chase Awards, nationally covered sporting events from The Desert Classic to the BNP Paribas and 2 of the biggest music festivals in the country: Coachella and Stagecoach!
With all that being said, one of the fastest growing events has become Modernism Week in Palm Springs:
Modernism Week, the February festival that highlights mid-century modern architecture, art, interior design, landscape architecture, and vintage culture in the Palm Springs area of Southern California, will offer tours of the Modernism Week Show House: The Christopher Kennedy Compound 2019, five Featured Homes and curated Signature Home Tours during the 11-day event that runs February 14-24, 2019. These stellar home tours still have availability and tickets may be purchased at modernismweek.com. A portion of ticket proceeds benefit Modernism Week (a non-profit organization) and other local preservation, neighborhood and community groups.
The Modernism Week Show House: The Christopher Kennedy Compound returns for its fifth year. Interior designer Christopher Kennedy brought together 14 of the nation’s most prominent and rising-star interior designers to create unique rooms in the official Show House of Modernism Week, which has been named by The Hollywood Reporter as the week’s “No. 1 Must-See Event.” Set on a golf course in the posh Indian Canyons neighborhood, this spectacular 1962 property is 3,600 square feet and features three bedrooms and three bathrooms plus an attached guest house. Just in time for Modernism Week, it has undergone a complete renovation spearheaded by Kennedy. This remodel respects the modernist property’s architectural pedigree while updating it with the best and brightest materials in modern design.
The designers in this year’s Show House include Kerry Green of Kerry Green Design (Entry/Gallery), Joe Lucas of Lucas Studio Inc. (Living Room), Lori Paranjape of Mrs. Paranjape Design + Interiors (Living Room/Dining Terrace), Celerie Kemble of Kemble Interiors (Dining Room), Christopher Kennedy of Christopher Kennedy, Inc. (Kitchen + Patio), Brian Paquette of Brian Paquette Interiors (Den/Media), Keith Fortner of Christopher Kennedy, Inc. (Powder Room), Jeff Schlarb of Jeff Schlarb Design Studio (Office/Bath), Michael Berman of Michael Berman Limited (Master Bedroom/Master Bath), Lisa McDennon of Lisa McDennon Design (Master Closet/Patio), Josh Greene of Josh Greene Design (Guest Bedroom/Guest Bathroom), Michelle Boudreau of Michelle Boudreau Design (Pool House), Chris Barrett of Chris Barrett Design (Firepit), and Gordon Kurtis of Gordon Kurtis Associates (Landscape).
The Compound was specially created to raise funds for Modernism Week and other preservation efforts. It has become one of Modernism Week’s most successful signature events, raising more than $250,000 for Modernism Week and other preservation efforts since its inception in 2014.