This month’s issue of Vogue highlights Southern California interior designer icon, Kelly Wearstler’s Hollywood mansion, a residence she saved from the hands of demolition and redecorated in an eclectic (and with sometimes bizarre) mix of styles that include 80's postmodernism and Vegas-Miami kitsch with her signature colourful/textured decor style...
An excerpt from the Vogue October feature:
In the new house, even the shoes and vintage hats in her enviably appointed closet are scrupulously color coded—and so are her sons' bedrooms. Elliott's room is burnt apricot, with a bird's-eye maple four-poster bed and faux-crocodile wallpaper, while his brother, Oliver, has Memphis chairs in his cerulean-blue bathroom and a Tiffany-blue tufted sofa. (Wearstler has claimed that her proudest decorating moment was when "my sons told me how much they loved their bedrooms.")
But Wearstler's palette can be subtler, too. In the den that resembles a pickled-oak humidor, she has created a setting for a Roger Moore-era James Bond, complete with horn-legged tables, black-lacquer-and-brass furnishings and objets, ebony leather Chesterfield sofas, and an alarmingly overscaled nude sculpture (torsos, busts, and other statuary abound in the house; "There are a lot of other people living here!" she says, laughing).
Love it or hate it, Kelly's interiors are always a conversation starter. What do you think?
[Images with permission: Francois Halard/Vogue]