Tuesday, 24 July 2007

I heart Kelly Wearstler!

I have been a big fan of Kelly Wearstler's work for a while now, but funnily enough had not got around to posting about her yet. I thought that for my first (of many, I'm sure) posts about her I'd share some images that are a little different from her usual colourful, ecelectic (yes, I think this word applies to her work) and seductive interiors. I love this home because it still displays some of her signature style, but its also a little of a departure from her well-known work because its a bit more restrained on the colour side, and mixes furniture and accessories from earlier in the century (1940's), as opposed to a lot of the mid-century pieces she typically chooses. It still has a mix of periods and styles, but I think it has a very serene, sophisticated and glamorous look, as well as being sexy. I think its a testament to her skill as a designer.







This scan is pretty bad quality, sorry, but I love the colours in this room. She's managed to make grey and yellow a very sexy colour combination (before anyone else, and its now a huge trend). I don't know what the art on the wall is, but it looks like some sort of plaster relief. It's beautiful. As are the lamps and that coffee table.




I j'adore this dining room. Proably because Kelly says she was inspired by the work of Andre Arbus. You can tell. I especially love those dining chairs, the side cabinets and the mermaid-like sconces.

This is such a masculine library, I love it. The red lacquered cabinets add a bit of a chinoiserie feel for me.


Images are all from House & Garden (US) September 2006.

7 comments:

The Peak of Chic said...

That dining room was my favorite room too! I love the plaster details on the wall and the ceiling- very clever!

Suzy said...

POC - yes, it is very clever, especially how she's mirrored the ceiling dtetail in the rug. The wall detailing is very Dorothy Draper, don't you think?

patriciagrayinc.com said...

Wow I have never seen this before.
What is the flooring in the 3rd picture?...carpet maybe? I was recently in Chicago and stayed at the Sak Hotel whick was designed by KWID. It was so much what you see her doing all over the place, that I was quite bored with it. But this work of hers that you have posted is "yummy"

Suzy said...

Hi Patricia, the rug in the living room is part of the Kelly Wearstler rug collection for Patterson Flynn & Martin (a F.Schumacher company). It's gorgeous isn't it!

patriciagrayinc.com said...

Hi Suzy
How do you know everything...you are a enclopedia. Thanks for the info. Kind Regards

Suzy said...

No probs Patricia - I think its just a sign I read too many magazines...

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

This hope is just stunning! The floors are to die for!