Kelly Wearstler has made a career out of pushing boundaries with her inventive and opulent residential and commercial interiors. With a social media following that has grown to exceed two million and expansion into her own lines of furniture, lighting, and decor, Kelly has one of the most distinctive voices in the interiors world.
(Rizzoli, 2023) is Kelly’s first new book in four years, profiling eight of her latest and most striking residential and hospitality designs. Synchronicity
Kelly Wearstler: Synchronicity, $80
This 1940s house in Los Angeles is owned by a couple with children who are avid collectors of contemporary art. It’s filled with commissioned design objects, contemporary works of art, and newly reimagined vintage furniture in copper tones.
A custom dining table made in Belgium of Bardiglio Nuvolato marble was given chiseled edges to imbue it with a more casual character. A rubber sideboard by Brian Thoreen with brass accents connects to the patterned fabrics on the vintage Belgo Chrome dining chairs.
In this kitchen, a raised ceiling offers a look that’s open and airy. The floors are oiled and waxed with a forgiving wire-brushed finish. Using two different types of stone for the counters and window portals gives the space more dimensionality.
With so much greenery outside of this principal bedroom, natural, earthy tones were chosen for the fabrics and furnishings. A coffee table in bog oak by Vladimir Krasnogorov is a focal point.
In this L.A. kitchen, wire-brushed oak cabinet fronts and marble leathered countertops provide character and texture.
Heavily veined marble gives this L.A. bathroom a dramatic look. The marble tub is carved in an intriguing, accordion-like profile.
This living room’s concave ceiling creates a stovepipe effect, with the seating arranged underneath for a convivial, campfire feel.
In this mid-century summer getaway in Malibu, Kelly retained the original elm wood wall paneling, dark terrazzo floors and shoji-style pocket doors.
The sofa is the showstopper in the living room of this 1960 neoclassic home in Austin, Texas. The choice of acanthus print evokes the gardens seen outside, and the larger scale speaks to a Southern sensibility.
Author: Wendy Jacob
The Ingalls, Mathieu Salvaing, Trevor Tondo; portrait by Joyce Park
(Rizzoli, 2023) Synchronicity