Tile Installation Photo Journey – Oceanside Glasstile Selected for Modernism Week Christopher Kennedy Compound #VillaGolightly Pool and Spa

Transport yourself to a decadent mid century modern home with photos of this year’s Christopher Kennedy Compound at Villa Golightly. Deemed the “#1 Must See Event of Modernism Week” by the Hollywood Reporter, Villa Golightly featured over 20 of the world’s best designers and luxury home brands, including Oceanside Glasstile. This Modernism Week show house featured tours and special events February 16th through February 27th, 2017.

When Christopher Kennedy and Kelly Golightly approached Oceanside Glasstile to supply tile for their mid century modern show house pool and spa we were thrilled! Both designers are known for creating classy, timeless spaces and events that incorporate the glamorous lifestyles and old school charm of Palm Springs desert living.

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Christopher Kennedy Compound Pool Before and After

For the pool waterline and the hot tub tile, the team selected a Muse Collection, 7/8″ x 7/8″ Straight Set Pattern in an Aqua color tri-finish blend. A tri-finish blend combines mosaic glass tiles in each of our three finishes: iridescent, non-iridescent and matte. In honor of the event, Oceanside Glasstile named this pool tile blend “Aqua Golightly.” (If you have never seen Oceanside Glasstile finish options in person, order a sample to see the difference of how each finish shines!)


This Tile Board gif shows off the iridescent shine of the Aqua Golightly glass tile blend chosen for the Christopher Kennedy Compound Pool and Spa

The final, beautiful waterline glass tile pool and fully tiled spa could not have been completed without the hard work and dedication of our event partners: Tile installation completed by Desert Glass Pools, tile sealer and maintenance products provided by natural Oceancare Products and the tile is available for purchase at our event partner showroom Stone Revolution. For more information about glass tile for water applications and mid century modern design tile inspiration, send an email to modernismweek@glasstile.com. Scroll down to see a photos of the pool and spa tile installation journey.

Pre-Construction Photo with Kelly and Christopher

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Pool and Hot Tub Aqua Golightly Glass Tile Trim Pieces


Glass Tile Installation in Progress

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Pool Water Line and Spa Glass Tile Installed

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Pool and Spa Complete


Pool and Spa Sealed and Cleaned with Oceancare Products



The Christopher Kennedy Compound is an annual show house in Palm Springs that is open for tours and special events during Modernism Week. Follow Christopher Kennedy on Instagram and on Facebook for more photos and to stay up-to-date with news on next year’s house.

For more information about glass tile for water applications and mid century modern design inspiration, send an email to modernismweek@glasstile.com.

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Cipriano Landscape Design – Striking a Chord

Cipriano Landscape Design has won numerous awards for their innovative and inspiring designs, and it’s easy to see why. Their designs are grandiose, no matter the size, with precise attention paid to every tile they place and every stone they cut.

Chris Cipriano of Cipriano Landscape Design is striking a chord.

Chris Cipriano of Cipriano Landscape Design is striking a chord.

“We are always looking for new and exciting tile lines. We always want to be on the cutting edge of design, and finding unique tile products always keeps us one step ahead. Consistency in the products is also very important to us,” says Chris Cipriano.

With custom LED lighting Cipriano Landscape Design takes Oceanside Glasstile to a whole new level

With custom LED lighting Cipriano Landscape Design takes Oceanside Glasstile to a whole new level

“We appreciate uniformity and require high manufacturing standards. We also look for a company that stands behind the product they put out. We believe in business partnership, so we want a relationship with a vendor whom we can trust should issues arise.”

“We enjoy working with Oceanside Glasstile because of the quality of the products they put out, the dedicated support staff of the company, and the creativity of the design team. We can’t say enough about how phenomenal it is working with OGT because they understand our passion for the project and match us every step of the way. Oceanside Glasstile is always willing to help us in any way they can, and the result of the finished product is wonderful.”

Beautifully executed staircase in custom gradient colors.

Beautifully executed staircase in custom gradient.

Sometimes, the finest detail has the largest impact.

Sometimes, the finest detail has the largest impact.


Cipriano utilizes Oceanside Glasstile to add texture and shine to many of his projects, from intricate mosaic designs to vast flowing fields of glass.

Clean lines and a durable product.

Clean lines and a durable product.


“There are three main factors when it comes to choosing materials: function, style and budget. We want to offer customers a wide variety of material choices that will fit the style of the project and within their budget. The trick is to balance all three and not have to sacrifice the integrity of the design.”