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Top 10 Best Interior Design Projects by Kelly WearstlerThursday 26 July 2018
Top 10 Best Interior Design Projects by Kelly Wearstler – Born on November 21, 1967, Kelly Wearstler is an American designer, who found her own design firm Kelly Wearstler Interior Design (or KWID) in the mid-1990s. Since then, her ensuing work within the hotel industry built her reputation in California, with The New Yorker dubbing her “the presiding grande dame of West Coast interior design.” According to The New York Times, “her playful, elegantly over-the-top designs for the Avalon Beverly Hills changed the look of boutique hotels around the world,” and her designs for the Viceroy luxury hotel chain in the early 2000s have also been noted for their influence on the design industry. She has designed properties for clients such as Gwen Stefani, Cameron Diaz, and Stacey Snider, and served as a judge on all episodes of Bravo’s Top Design reality contest in 2007 and 2008. So, today we will be looking at a refined selection of 10 interior design projects, more specifically luxury residential projects that will make you feel truly inspired for your next home renovation or project.
1) HARPER AVENUE RESIDENCE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This California style Spanish-style bungalow home in the vibrant neighborhood of West Hollywood offered an exceptional blank canvas for its design. Desiring a home that celebrated the clients’ personal love of art, color and sculpture, Kelly Wearstler created within the expansive open layout a self-confident design incredibly unique with an infusion of contemporary and vintage art, furniture and sculpture by established and prominent emerging artists.
2) WOOSTER RESIDENTIAL PROJECT, NEW YORK, NY
Located high above Soho’s cobbled streets, the jaw-dropping views from this three-story, two-bedroom penthouse residence were where the romance began for the reimagining of the client’s NYC pied-à-terre. A complete renovation of the interior space made way for Kelly Wearstler’s vision of an open and richly eclectic, jewel-box home. Infused with distinctive materiality, bold colors, custom furnishings, rugs and wallcoverings, and unique finds from all over the world, the residence speaks to the beauty of the unexpected.
3) AUSTIN RESIDENCE, AUSTIN TX
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. One of Kelly’s priorities was to make the apartment as open as possible and bring the vibrancy of the surrounding life outdoors inside. The designer knocked down walls and created an expansive living area, floored in a cooling combination of different stones laid in geometric pattern that became a seamless extension of the outside views.
4) EVERGREEN RESIDENTIAL PROJECT, MERCER ISLAND, WA
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. In contrast to the classic pacific northwest architecture of the 1946 cottage-style house clad in cedar siding, the interior proves to be a different world—part Parisian jewel box, scholar’s retreat and natural wonder.
5) HILLCREST RESIDENTIAL PROJECT, BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Initially constructed in 1926 and then re-imagined as a classic Georgian manor by architect James Dolina in 1933, the majestic hillcrest estate underwent its latest transformation by Kelly Wearstler.
6) TRIBECA LOFT, NEW YORK, NY
For this 4,000 sq. Ft. Triplex loft in Tribeca, Kelly creates her signature mix of raw and refined details. Extravagant gleaming metals in such functional items as the kitchen cabinetry blend with playfully proportioned Italian modern 80’s furniture. The extremely durable cerused and ebonized walnut floors seen throughout the residence pay homage to the clients’ busy lifestyle.
7) SEAL BEACH RESIDENTIAL PROJECT, SEAL BEACH, CA
Kelly Wearstler defined a natural and organic palette of sand stones, 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
8) MALIBU BEACH RESIDENTIAL PROJECT, MALIBU, SA
Located above Malibu beach’s incoming tide, this airy seaside residence belonging to Kelly Wearstler and her family represents a new wave in the designer’s style. The home has a castaway allure with a sun-bleached color palette that is muted yet complex, consisting of shades of driftwood taupe, misty gray, watery green and shell pink.
9) BELLAGIO RESIDENTIAL PROJECT, BEL AIR, CA
‘The 10,000 sq. Ft. Bellagio residence was a 1939 Georgian revival overlooking the manicured links of the Bel Air Country Club that needed a new modern yet classic spirit.’
10) SPRING STREET, NEW YORK, NY
For the design of this former 1940s warehouse-turned-residential loft in SoHo, New York, Wearstler created a pied-a-terre for her clients that would maintain and enhance the loft’s industrial character while creating a cohesive and functional home. Wearstler created bold and graphically patterned floors in bleached and ebonized waxed walnut to be used throughout the main living space. Drawing inspiration from the loft’s oversized windows and original cast-iron columns whose placement dictated the natural division of the vast open space into more intimate areas.
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