Saturday, January 1, 2011

Design Crush - Kelly Wearstler
I had a go at a Wearstler inspired entry way!
I love the graphic patterns and modern take on the
Hollywood Regency style chrome chairs.
The sample above the garden stool
would be for fabric on the chairs.
The light fixture would have to be over sized
 to give a some great sparkle and drama

Kelly Wearstler is such a design icon. I would call her the Rock and Roll star of Interior Design. She definitely has her own unique style. In a recent interview for Traditional Home magazine, she said that "when she enters a room she wants to see the drama." I definitely see the drama in her stunning creations.

What I love most about her work, are the references to bygone years. For example, the above stairway immediately reminded me this Art Noveau staircase from the turn of the century. The sinuous lines are updated in a more graphic form in Wearstler's design. But the idea is very similar. Whereas the Art Noveau version is more vine like, the modern version is more haphazard.

From the Victor Horta home in Brussels.

Chinoiserie, is a French word, meaning "Chinese-esque." It is characterized by the use of fanciful imagery of an imaginary China, by asymmetry in format and whimsical contrasts of scale, and by the attempts to imitate Chinese porcelain and the use of lacquer like materials and decoration. It is a mixture of Eastern and Western stylistic elements for both the decoration and shape. Taken from an excerpt from Wikipedia.

Although some of Wearstler's work encapsulates this style. She adds such an unexpected shot of 21st Century! She mixes graphic fabrics with traditional materials. The accessories she uses are bold and over sized.  To me her designs are playful and energetic, dynamic and fearless. She fuses together Interior Design of the past, into the Interiors of the future.

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