Kelly Wearstler is an American designer and one of the very top interior designers in the world, admired for her bold designs and amazing interior projects. She served as a judge on Bravo’s Top Design and in 2012 Rizzoli published her fourth book, Rhapsody. Under the pseudonym Kelly Gallagher, she is Playboy’s Playmate of the Month for September 1994. The New Yorker once called her “the presiding grande dame of West Coast interior design”.
Today Best Interior Designers will show you some of the best projects by Kelly Wearstler that you will love. Get inspired!
Towering above Austin in one of the city’s tallest buildings, the brand-new 3,900 Sq-Ft space was a literal blank canvas of white walls, concrete floors, boxy rooms and very little character. The designer knocked down walls and created an expansive living area, floored in a cooling combination of different stones laid in a geometric pattern that became a seamless extension of the outside views.
Perforated brass doors lead to a vertiginous fireplace wall of Negro Marquina Marble that anchors the living room and features an abstract John Williams painting that provided the starting point for the decoration: custom velvet and lambskin sofas, geometric hand-painted wallcovering and marble and brass tables.
Mixed metals, leather, silk, parchment and other artisanal elements add luxurious detail and sumptuous texture to the artistic and avant-garde aesthetic that resonates throughout this colorful and expressive home.
Looking for an artistic point of view, the Sanderson clients sought out Kelly Wearstler to design their newly purchased 11,000 Sq. Ft. Home on Mercer Island in Washington.
The residence pays homage to art beginning with the owner’s existing prestigious art collection to the hand painted custom wallcoverings and meticulously laid out abstract, asymmetrical marble slab floors.
Initially constructed in 1926 and then re-imagined as a classic Georgian manor by architect James Dolena in 1933, the majestic hillcrest estate underwent its latest transformation by Kelly Wearstler.
This home showcases Kelly’s fearless design sensibility as well as her love for graphic art, vintage lighting, and playful surrealism. The diverse color palette ranges from subtle to bold, yet the result yields the perfect blend of confidence and sophistication.
While her influence of the 1980s post-modern style is exhibited in the Memphis pieces from the likes of Ettore Sottsass, she re-casts these modern elements in a classical setting.
For this 4,000 Sq. Ft. Triplex loft in Tribeca kelly creates her signature mix of raw and refined details.
The residence pays homage to art beginning with the owner’s existing prestigious art collection to the handpainted custom wallcoverings and meticulously laid out abstract, asymmetrical marble slab floors.
Seal Beach Residence
Kelly Wearstler defined a natural and organic palette of sandstones, shell pinks, rusts, and moonstone grays to help shape an imaginative modernist dialogue with the sea in the redesign of this four-level South California coastal escape owned by an a-list actress.
Marine metaphors sophisticatedly punctuate the design, with vintage 1960s Italian mohair chairs representing birds on the sand and chrysanthemum root from Hong Kong the home’s elegant “driftwood”. A two story, 17-foot carved ceramic fireplace by local artist Stan Bitters commands the living room which like the rest of the house, is layered in warm, honey-colored wood paneling that evokes a sense of being on a classic sailing yacht.
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