The Hollywood Reporter's 25 Most Influential Interior Designers in L.A.
A career in interior design that began in 1994 with the founding of her firm has mushroomed to include clothing and jewelry lines and praise from The New Yorker, which called her the “presiding grande dame of West Coast interior design.” A trendsetting proponent of Hollywood Regency style, Kelly Wearstler has a slew of high-profile public projects that includes the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, BG restaurant at Bergdorf Goodman in New York and Miami’s The Tides Hotel.
Wearstler has released four books on decor: Rhapsody, Domicilum Decoratus, Modern Glamour and Hue. The designer, who also was a judge on Bravo’s Top Design in 2008, calls her style “raw, refined and soulful.”
Current inspirations: The Memphis Group’s Ettore Sottsass. She says, “The whole movement is about bold, layered colors and unexpected shapes. I love it.”