Designer Focus: Kelly Wearstler

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Interior designer, Kelly Wearstler (august-black)
Interior designer, Kelly Wearstler (august-black)

Dynamic, glamorous and bold.  These are just a few words to describe the design style of interior designer Kelly Wearstler.  The New York Times has called her style “retro-theatrical”.  Her interiors combine Hollywood Regency style with modernism, culminating in an opulent study in maximalist design.

The interior designer, Kelly Wearstler
The interior designer, Kelly Wearstler (Huffington Post)

Gold dominates in many of Kelly Wearstler’s interiors through furniture and accessories.  Her use of gold reflects her Hollywood Regency influences and gives her interiors just the right balance of illustrious sheen.

Kelly Wearstler's trademark gold
Kelly Wearstler’s trademark gold (mygrandpascloset)
Gold metals accentuate this Kelly Wearstler dining room
Gold metals accentuate this Kelly Wearstler dining room (nousdecor)
Gold accessories a large part of Kelly Wearstler's designs
Gold accessories a large part of Kelly Wearstler’s designs (Vogue)

Hollywood glamour is a style that designer Kelly Wearstler strongly displays in her projects.  Designing for hotels and residences allows Wearstler to broaden her scope and scale.  One can imagine young starlets and handsome leading men sharing cocktails in her posh interiors.

Hollywood glamour
Hollywood glamour (bajkowewnetrza.BlogSpot)
A typical Kelly Wearstler interior
A typical Kelly Wearstler interior (Architectural Digest)
High glamour in this Kelly Wearstler bedroom
High glamour in this Kelly Wearstler bedroom (covetlounge.net)

The designer’s bold choices in her designs create opulent and highly unique interiors that are signature Kelly Wearstler.  Hers is a design style that is immediately recognizable.  She corrals color, mixes in gold accents and balances the design with modern pieces to achieve a very trademark look.

Kelly Wearstler interior
Kelly Wearstler interior (Pinterest)
Playing with pattern
Playing with pattern (Kelly Wearstler, Interior Designer via Pinterest)
Bold accessories mark Kelly Wearstler's interiors
Bold accessories mark Kelly Wearstler’s interiors (roxysowlaty)
Bold mix of patterns and shapes
Bold mix of patterns and shapes (Kelly Wearstler, interior designer via hotelement)
Bold use of colors in this Kelly Wearstler bedroom
Bold use of colors in this Kelly Wearstler bedroom (victoriamcginley)
Designs marked with bold accessories and mixture of styles equals Kelly Wearstler
Designs marked with bold accessories and a mixture of styles equals Kelly Wearstler (House and Garden)

High glamour and refined luxury go hand-in-hand with Kelly Wearstler’s designs.  She loves mixing vintage or retro pieces with modern.  She then adds unique accessories that speak to the character of the home and its occupants.

Cameron Diaz's Manhattan residence designed by Kelly Wearstler
Cameron Diaz’s Manhattan residence designed by Kelly Wearstler (interiorjunkie)
Modern style of Kelly Wearstler
Modern style of Kelly Wearstler (kellywearstler.com)
Kelly Wearstler interior design
Kelly Wearstler interior design (decorandyouhr)
Kelly Wearstler interior design
Kelly Wearstler interior design (visualstimulation.wordpress)
Beautiful Kelly Wearstler kitchen
Beautiful Kelly Wearstler kitchen (Architectural Digest)
Refined luxury in this Kelly Wearstler room
Refined luxury in this Kelly Wearstler room (House and Garden)

Wearstler’s use of shape and pattern merge into an interior that beckons you to come closer.  Her interiors are full of surprises, integrating a variety of shapes and patterns that play well together.

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Kelly Wearstler designed room
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Glamorous Kelly Wearstler design
Glamorous Kelly Wearstler design (likesuccess)
Kelly Wearstler, interior designer
Kelly Wearstler, interior designer (blog.highfashionhome)
Bold colors and accessories mark the style of interior designer Kelly Wearstler
Bold colors and accessories mark the style of interior designer Kelly Wearstler (blog.styleestate)
Strong patterns and gold in this Kelly Wearstler entryway
Strong patterns and gold in this Kelly Wearstler entryway (interiorholic)

Extravagance is what you see in Kelly Wearstler’s interiors.  Ordinary is not in her aesthetic.  Rooms designed by Wearstler are luxurious, bold and compelling.  They are a visual treat.

Glamorous bedroom designed by Kelly Wearstler
Glamorous bedroom designed by Kelly Wearstler (blog.highfashionhome)
Kelly Wearstler design
Kelly Wearstler design (Kellywearstler.com)

The epitome of glamour, modern style, a touch of Old Hollywood and maximalist rolled into one, Kelly Wearstler is an interior designer that makes you stand and take notice.  Her rooms are elaborate portrayals of a design aesthetic that is true to her bold and unique take on interior design.

 

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