Palm Springs Redux: Modernism week here we come!
Check our pulse! We are SO absolutely thrilled to have been chosen to be a part of The Christopher Kennedy Compound Modernism Week Show House for a second year in a row – and this time to do the master bedroom no less!
The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House is the only decorator showcase house in Palm Springs and has been named the “#1 Must-See Event of Modernism Week” by The Hollywood Reporter. Each year, Christopher re-imagines a classic Palm Springs property, using the best of modern of technology and bringing together about 20 of the country’s most prominent design talents. The Christopher Kennedy Compound is published in Traditional Home and California Homes magazines, and raises approximately $100,000 for architectural preservation, education, and neighborhoods in Palm Springs.
Last year, we were lucky enough to design the Teen Bath which directly adjoined the Teen Bedroom designed by Carson Kressley – it was a wonderful experience filled with fun, excitement and lots of laughs with an amazing group of Tastemakers!
This year, the venue is Villa Golightly, the Palm Springs digs of Kelly Lee (aka Kelly Golightly) sought-after style expert, writer, creative director, social media influencer and tastemaker who has topped the Vanity Fair Best Dressed List and been named Rachel Zoe’s blogger crush. Kelly, whose life goal is to live in a Slim Aarons photo, splits her time between Beverly Hills and Palm Springs, the latter of which she calls the happiest place on earth. She lives and works with her “Fred Baby,” husband and photographer Fred Moser, whom with she co-created the Slim Aarons Poolside Gossip reunion photo, Poolside Reunion, which was featured in The New York Times.
So imagine our thrill when hearing that we have the chance to design her bedroom (GASP!). And, what’s even better than that? We are partnering with the absolutely fabulous Bay Area based furniture company, Selamat designs. They are known for accent furniture and accessories made with the finest materials and the highest production values and design quality for the price. Original designs are executed by artisan wood workers, weavers, stone cutters and other craftsmen and women, some of whose families have been plying their trade for generations. The results are unique and enduring products of far greater value than mass-produced, off-the-shelf imports. Each piece has a story to tell about origins and resources, about meticulous hand work, about sustaining communities. One of their newest and most exciting lines is their collaboration with the Florence Broadhurst estate – bringing to life the essence of the inimitable Australian design maven melded with distinctive, classic Selamat authenticity.
Both in our Master Bedroom design and in our showroom in Hingham, we are working with Selamat introduce the line and help “Florify America” – as Florence’s legacy storms its way from the Bay Area to the East Coast. The pieces are fresh, exciting, colorful with a Pacific twist to them. Since Broadhurst was at her peak during midcentury design’s heyday, her aesthetic and the vibe of the collection fits perfectly into our vision for the space.
Many of these pieces are either already in our Hingham showroom or available online at trellishome.com. We will also be having a Florify America pop up shop experience in Hingham in the Spring and can’t wait to bring all the goodness back to the East Coast. In the meantime – we are SO excited about bringing it all together for Villa Golightly and The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House!! Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram for more sneak peeks – and if you are planning on coming to Palm Springs for Modernism Week, there are still tickets left for the Show House tours and even some of the celebration parties – so check it all out at: http://www.modernismweek.com/organized-by/christopher-kennedy-inc/
We are in awe to be in the company of such talented Tastemakers for this year’s Show House – keep your eye out, it’s going to be amazing!