Design Spotlight

Design Spotlight: Kelly Wearstler’s Modern American Glamour

Interior designer Kelly Wearstler’s work epitomizes Modern American Glamour.

She is one of the elite international designers who has designed it all.  From hip hotels in Miami and Beverly Hills,  landmark retail establishments including her own, to fabulously exclusive private residences of Hollywood famous and the super rich, the design world of Kelly Wearstler is always impactful and memorable.

If it’s design that’s bold, original, and full of surpise it’s a Kelly Wearstler design.

Kelly Wearstler Living room withpink tiger printKelly Wearstler living room bursting with color and surprise.  Don’t you just love the pink tiger print sofa?

What I love most about Kelly Wearstler’s work is the irreverent spirit she infuses in every room she designs.  Ofcourse the rooms are beautiful but they are also edgy and creative.  Kelly takes risk with color and pattern that most wouldn’t imagine.  She masterfully mixes shape, texture, pattern, form and color into perfect harmony that adds emotion to a room.   Also, I appreciate her to attention to detail especially the way she uses embroidery and metallic finishes.

Signature elements you can expect to see in Kelly Wearstler’s design calling card include:

  • Sophisticated and Bold Color Combinations
  • Metallic Finishes
  • Pattern Mixed with Pattern
  • Making the Normal Unique
  • Lots of Embellishments
  • Always a Bit of Surprise

Her roots began in interior design but today Kelly Wearstler is a Global Lifestyle Brand.  She has imparted her design Point-of-View on product lines in fashion, jewelry, furniture, fabrics, tablewear/flatwear, rugs and objects of art.  Kelly Wearstlers lives by the moto: “Go Bold or Go Home.”

Kelly Wearstler IDKelly Wearstler

“I want to inspire people to take risks and to create an environment that feels spirited. Mixing antiques, vintage and contemporary design pieces and art is honoring our past and embracing the future. You end up with a much more soulful interior.”

Kelly Wearstler  (from a 2010 interview)

I hope you enjoy this peak into the colorful, glamourous world of designer Kelly Wearstler.

Kelly-Wearstler brown foyerKelly’s color palette is is always dramatic – Yummy Chocolate brown

Kelly Wearstler - brown chairsThose tie-die patterned chairs and the splatter wallpaper.

Kelly Wearstler tribal chicTribal Patterned rug and custom loungers

kelly-wearstlers-rhapsody - neutral bedroomThis Kelly Wearstler bedroom has lots of textures and surprises yet is unified by color.

Kelly Wearstler's home bedroomBedroom in Kelly Wearstler’s home

Kelly Wearstler Pink & blk officeKelly’s office with custom rug and super cool pink crocadile leather chairs

Kelly Wearstler Hillcrest EstateThe Hillcrest Estate sitting room

Kelly Wearstler Restaurant loungeThe lounge in a restaurant designed by Kelly Wearstler.  I want to eat there just to sit in those yellow chairs.

Turquoise dining room - Kellwy WearstlerHed to toe Kelly Wearstler in turquoise

Kelly wearstler blk living room

K Wearstler emerald green kitchenThis emerald green & gold kitchen is stellar.

 Pink soufle chair

Kelly Wearstler Souffle chair in pink leather – This is style to make you smile.

Kelly_Wearstler hand chairKelly’s iconic hand chair

KW bejeweled tray

Bejeweled tray by Kelly Wearstler KW DICHOTOMY table

Kelly Wearstler Bronze Dichotomy table

Kelly Wearstler fern fabricKelly Wearstler Fern fabric. Bothof these fabrics are embroidered on linen.

K. Wearstler fabric Gordian WeaveKelly Wearstler fabric in Gordian Weave


Because I love her design esthetic the next time I’m in LA I will definitely visit her Melrose boutique.

Ofcourse I’ll take some pictures just for you.

Kelly_Wearstler Melrose boutiqueKelly’s flagship lifestyle boutique on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles and there’s a premiere store at Bergdorf Goodman in New York.

Kelly Wearstler IDKelly Wearstler – I love your Bold & Irreverent Design Style.  Bravo!

Here’s another cool fact: Kelly Wearstler bought and restored the 1920s Beverly Hills estate and former home of James Bond producer Albert Broccoli.  I think she still lives in it with her husband.

I hope you enjoyed it too.  Which room or item was your favorite?

until next time …

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