The Christopher Kennedy Compound
Palm Springs Modernism Week Show House


Introducing the Design Team of the Palm Springs Modernism Showhouse of 2015

I would like to thank every designer and sponsor that graciously gave of their time and resources to make The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Showhouse of 2014 such a success! I am forever grateful to all of the attendees and hope to see you again, because, drum roll please....We're back by popular demand!  I have selected some of the top designers of our time to bring the casual sophistication of Palm Springs to a lovely Mid-Century home (circa 1964) on the Indian Canyons Golf Resort.  So, without further ado allow me to introduce the Showhouse Design Team of 2015! 


-Linda Allen is a well-respected interior and lighting designer whose work has been featured in the LA Times, Better Homes and Gardens and the Robb Report. An innovator, Linda developed wireless lighting that turns indoor and outdoor living spaces into multi-functional rooms without bothersome cords. In fact, Linda's floor lamp from her Live. Anywhere. Collection was featured at the Compound last year. I can't wait to see how Linda brings light, texture & drama to the Master Bedroom Terrace. 

-Bobby Berk  brings a fresh, yet nostalgic vibe to home furnishings. Deeply inspired by the 50's, 60's, & 70's Bobby combines cool with classic in a fun and edgy way. Bobby has gained national attention and is looking to bring Bobby Berk Home to the West Coast -- luckily, The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Showhouse is first on his list! Bobby will bring urban luxury to the Outdoor Lounge. 


-Michael Berman is the mastermind behind a style he has named, "American Trans-Modern." This timeless style is an elegant variation of Michael's personal love of art, history and architecture. Somehow, Michael's vision sparks the inspiration leaving his clients in livable understated glamour. Stay tuned, because Michael will design the Pool Terrace. 


-Mark Cutler creates style for life. In his own words, Mark says his approach is like portraiture — every design reflects both the personal taste and style of each client. When you add Mark's passion for history and modern life to the mix the end product will always be personally timeless! Mark will design the Master Bedroom. 


-Vanessa DeVargas  of Turquoise is an LA-based designer who specializes in the restoration of Mid-Century and vintage pieces. Her style and execution has landed her work between the pages of some of the most-respected publications in the interior home industry. In the midst of projects and vintage finds, Vanessa lends her time and design power to community-based organizations to secure safe homes for youth & families. Vanessa will design the Powder Room. 

-Tabitha Evans  is a Phoenix based designer who sensibly pulls function, luxury and comfort together. The result is a living space  clients love to admire and enjoy. Tabitha is a veteran of the U.S. Army and brings a worldly feel to each of her designs. Tabitha will lend her time and talent to the Guest Bathroom. 


-Trip Haenisch is an award-winning interior designer whose work has been featured in 70+ publications around the world. You don't often hear luxury and craftsmanship in the same sentence, yet somehow Trip blends the two with easy elegance that is just as exquisite as it is livable. Trip will lend his expertise to the Living Room. 


-Grace Home is a collaborative team of all-stars! Their work has been featured in national publications and has adorned the homes of celebrities such as Heidi Klum and Madonna. Grace Home will dedicate their creative energy to the design of the Guest Bedroom. 


-Parker Kennedy  Since its launch in 2011 Lance Jackson and David Ecton have made Parker Kennedy Living a premier interior design group based out of Atlanta, GA. They have uniquely elevated southern charm with a luxurious feel that Lance likes to call, "Southern Regency." Parker Kennedy will lend their creative talents to the Den.


-Palleteur  is the brainchild of Gino Castino and David Lasker,  a dream team within their own right. Gino is known for an alluring mix of drama and luxury, while David seals every design with thoughtful touches of beauty and function. Palleteur will lend their creative talents to the Living and Dining Terrace.


-Nancy Price of Nancy Price Interiors draws inspiration from art and antiques. She specializes in creating something new from something beautifully old. Nancy will lend her creative talent to the Dining Room. 

-Marlaina Teich is the founder and head designer of Marlaina Teich Designs. An allied member of the ASID, her designs have been featured in national publications like House Beautiful and Better Homes and Gardens. Marlaina will lend her creative talent to the Master Bathroom. 

-Christopher Kennedy Since the launch of my firm in 2005, I have been featured in leading publications like The Los Angeles Times, Dwell Magazine and Elle Decor. In no time, my products and point of view were synonymous with modern luxury and vibrant California glamour. I will lead the design of the Kitchen and Master Closet. 

Would you like to be the first to see The Modernism Showhouse? Visit for tickets to the Red Carpet Preview on Feb. 13, 2015 from 6 to 8 pm. You can also purchase tickets to attend the exclusive cocktail soiree that will follow from 10 pm to midnight.