For her first book in ten years, Kelly Wearstler, one of the most irreverent and fascinating designers working today, continues to push boundaries with her inventive and opulent interiors, here inviting readers into her latest creations including her newly designed home.
Celebrated for luxurious interiors that capture the swankiness of old-world Hollywood with a modern pop sensibility, Wearstler is known for her decadent designs of residences and boutique hotels, such as the line of Viceroys and the tastemakers Maison 140 and Avalon. Her ornate interiors are distinctive for layers of bold textures, patterns, and rich colors juxtaposed with lustrous surfaces, adding up to a whimsical and elegant look that has been called "mod baroque."
Here Wearstler shares her creative world, profiling in detail her latest residential and commercial designs (several previously unpublished) and her sumptuous new San Francisco Proper Hotel, as well as her creative process. Full of ideas and with beautiful images of many never-before-photographed interiors, Kelly Wearstler: Evocative Style is an inspirational look at the designer's inventive work.
Filled with new work, this volume is a must for other designers and homeowners looking for elegant design inspiration and ideas.
About the Author
Kelly Wearstler is an interior designer who has been honored as one of the elite Design 100 by Time Style & Design and has served as a judge on Bravo's Top Design series. Her work has been profiled in magazines such as Elle Decor, Vogue, House & Garden, House Beautiful, and The New Yorker. Wearstler lives in Beverly Hills with her family. Rima Suqi is an award-winning writer and producer whose bylines have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Architectural Digest, Departures, Galerie and Elle Decor.
"While the public can glimpse interior designer Kelly Wearstler’s distinct style at her many commercial projects, like the new Santa Monica Proper Hotel and wildly posh BG Restaurant at Bergdorf Goodman, what is hidden are the stunning private residences she’s been commissioned to transform with her signature mix of contemporary and vintage elements as well as pieces she has designed for her lifestyle brand. The book, co-written with Rima Suqi, shares details of projects including a beaux-arts townhouse, a Spanish-style bungalow and, most exciting of all for her fans, Wearstler’s own home in Beverly Hills." —JEZEBEL.COM
"Renowned for her bold, fascinating designs, KELLY WEARSTLER shares her inventive new projects in her first book in 10 years, Kelly Wearstler: Evocative Style (Rizzoli, $55). Experience her iconic “mod baroque” interiors that successfully combine the opulence of old-world Hollywood with the energy of modern designs in many never-beforephotographed interiors." —ATLANTA HOMES & LIFESTYLES