'Mistress of the Melange' or 'Queen of Clutter' - however you respond to the works of US native Kelly Wearstler, you can't help but be drawn into the depths she constructs. An explosion of colour that ripples unapologetically through layer upon layer of texture, bold choices in form and brilliant, constantly competing, finishes.
With a distinct Hollywood Regency flavour, the signature in Wearstler's work is undoubtedly her ability to pull together such an unfathomable array of visual stories into what invariably results as one cohesive space. Somehow "Eclecticism" just doesn't seem to cut it here. Not everyone's cup of tea, clearly, but with almost 17 years trading under her own name the rise of the Kelly Wearstler brand shows no signs of slowing.
The late Frenchman Pierre Paulin, in no way a stranger to Modernism, makes his presence felt in Wearstler's own Beverly Hills pile, as illustrated here. The sinuous Ribbon Chair of 1966 and the Groovy Chair (F598) from 1973 both take pride of place in their respective settings, upholstered vibrantly, in Wearstler's trademark fashion.
Wearstler; mother of two, media identity and businesswoman extraordinaire boasts a rich, unrivalled portfolio of hospitality and residential work... however, going off the image below of her own dining room, we can't help but wonder if she sets the dining table herself what with all the "objet" it plays home to !!