Kelly Wearstler exudes fierce glamour and style, whether it be with her fashion collections or interior design and has created a signature look which is uniquely her own, so we are thrilled that she has won the CH+D Design Icon Award 2014 and will be guest of honor at the CH+D Awards gala event which will take place next Tuesday 4th February at San Francisco Design Centre.
Editor, Erin Ferer of California Home+Design Magazine says “From her designs for some of California’s most fabulous hotels to her jaw-dropping residential interiors to her coveted product lines, Ms. Wearstler has built a successful brand empire while remaining on the cutting edge of the industry.”
We couldn’t agree more! Her designs are opulent, bold, and fearless – she describes her style as ‘unexpected Maximalist chic‘. She juxtaposes refinement with rawness, and seamlessly blends many periods of furniture under one roof in a swanky, rock and roll type manner. Her signature style usually includes bold graphic patterns (whether it be on walls, floors, or fabrics), 70′s inspired furniture, metallic finishes, semi precious gems and figural sculpture. Her designs are not for the shy and retiring; they definitely pack a punch!
She has helped shape the design scene in California and beyond and her influence will go down in the design history books. Lets take a look at her designs and what makes her an industry icon. ”
A killer chandelier, a vintage lamp and sexy curved furniture.
She creates high drama with the bold monochromatic geometric floors, dark walls, gold accents and plenty of reflective surfaces.
Why just pattern on the floor when you can cover your walls too!
Figural sculptures often take pride of place in her design schemes like this brass body on the stone coffee table. We love the bold chevron patterned floor and 70′s standing lamp.
Again, check out the large figural sculpture taking pride of place on the coffee table.
A studded door and this bar car lend themselves to a rock and roll atmosphere.
She embraces sculptural pieces in all her designs – from the lamps to the pendant to the accessories in the room.
Some might find her designs a little overwhelming, but we applaud her for not wavering or conforming to the norm. She clearly has a point of view and is not afraid to express herself in her work.Add to your list