Acclaimed Palm Springs interior designer Christopher Kennedy has announced the opening of a new 3,000-square-foot retail store and design center in south Palm Springs. Opening in fall 2014, the store will feature Christopher’s line of furniture, which is carried at to-the-trade design showrooms around the country, alongside hand-picked vintage finds and other contemporary furnishings. The store will also carry Christopher’s lighting for Lamps Plus, his popular Palm Springs Neighborhood candle line, his soon-to-be-released accessory line for a major television shopping channel, and his new collection of pet fashions. Christopher will design the store’s interior, which will feature his signature livable, modern style, with concrete floors and grasscloth walls to create a clean and bright backdrop for his sculptural furniture pieces.
Christopher’s design firm has been based in Palm Springs for the past ten years, with a residential design roster including homes in The Movie Colony in Palm Springs, Thunderbird Heights in Rancho Mirage and at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells, and his designs have been featured in publications including Architectural Digest, Elle Decor and Dwell Magazine. Earlier this year, Christopher spearheaded Palm Springs’ first decorator Show House in over a decade, featuring designs by Christopher and Celerie Kemble, Woodson & Rummerfield, Lori Dennis, Patrick Dragonette, Thomas Lavin, Trina Turk, Jiun Ho, Sammy Castro and Tamara Kaye-Honey. Partnering with Modernism Week and Luxe Interiors + Design magazine, the Christopher Kennedy Compound show house attracted over 4,000 people in 10 days, with gross ticket sales of almost $100,000 – the proceeds of which went to Modernism Week.
Images via Christopher Kennedy Inc.