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Design Transformations Inside a Mid-Century Modern House

Talented designers dramatically remade a Palm Springs, California estate, by updating and refurbishing a sprawling mid-century modern house, which is one of the highlights of the annual Palm Springs Modernism Week. 

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“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, midcentury 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.”

Scroll down and see different design transformations that make the case for the continued appeal of mid-century-modern-inspired style! 

Design Transformations Inside a Mid-Century Modern House

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.

Design Transformations Inside a Mid-Century Modern House

Canadian design firm 31 Westgate used a Kelly Wearstler chandelier in the entry of the home.

Design Transformations Inside a Mid-Century Modern House

Kelly Lee — who pens the popular design blog Kelly Golightly — designed the walk-in closet off the master bedroom.

Design Transformations Inside a Mid-Century Modern House

Chicago-based designer Julia Buckingham selected a vividly patterned tufted settee from her own 1stdibs storefront for the master bedroom of the show house.

Design Transformations Inside a Mid-Century Modern House

Kelli Ellis’s all-white master bathroom is punctuated by a chrome, Sciolari-inspired chandelier.

Design Transformations Inside a Mid-Century Modern House

Michel Boyd installed glossy, metallic wallpaper to evoke a dramatic mood in the home’s powder room.

Design Transformations Inside a Mid-Century Modern House

In the guest suite, designer Justin Shaulis used a pair of sculptural midcentury lamps by Modeline from 1stdibs dealer 20th Century by HKFAto bookend a custom-made brass bed.

Design Transformations Inside a Mid-Century Modern House

Designer Carson Kressley used lacquered twin beds, neon artwork and saturated shades of pink, orange and turquoise to create a cheerful child’s bedroom.

Design Transformations Inside a Mid-Century Modern House

A brass coffee table by Gabrielle Crespi anchors the home’s den, designed by the Los Angeles-based 1stdibs dealer Patrick Dragonette.

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Another view of the light-filled living room.

Design Transformations Inside a Mid-Century ModernHouse

A small bar — complete with upholstered swivel stools — is tucked into the corner of the living room.

Design Transformations Inside a Mid-Century Modern House

Kennedy himself oversaw the renovation of the home’s airy, modern kitchen.

Design Transformations Inside a Mid-Century Modern HouseA second view of the bar reveals a glimpse of the home’s kitchen.

Design Transformations Inside a Mid-Century Modern House

The show home’s pool and patio areas were designed by Australian landscape architect Jamie Durie.

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