Kelly Wearstler is the ultimate trendsetter in interior design. She’s the founder of the Los Angeles architectural interior design firm KWID (Kelly Wearstler Interior Design). Her designs for the trendsetting Viceroy resorts from California to the Caribbean; such taste-making hotels as Maison 140 and Avalon; unique office, retail, and leisure spaces, including BG restaurant and lounge in Manhattan’s Bergdorf Goodman; and upscale residences such as the Trousdale Estate have been profiled in House and Garden, House Beautiful, Interior Design, Elle Decor, Vogue, and W. Wearstler is also designer of her own kwid line of furnishings and accessories.
Rhapsody (published by Rizzoli) is the fourth book of the top interior designer and offers a look into Wearstler’s glamorous world, profiling in detail her latest residential designs and her sumptuous new hotels, as well as her creative process.
The book also follows the designer—known for her striking personal style—behind the scenes to watch her at work, creating sculpture at her metal foundry or shopping at auction houses, to reveal the myriad inspirations that fuel Wearstler’s imagination and her dazzling design work. “The projects featured in this book—all previously unpublished—share a refreshing libidinous quality.” Wall Street Journal
With beautiful images of many never-before-photographed interiors, Kelly Wearstler: Chromatic Rhapsody is an inspirational look at one of the most irreverent and fascinating designers working today, celebrating the breadth of her creations.
Kelly Wearstler shares her inspirations, inviting readers into the creation of her opulent interiors. Celebrated for luxurious interiors that capture the swankiness of old-world Hollywood with a modern pop sensibility, Wearstler is known for her decadent designs of residences and boutique hotels, such as the line of Viceroys and the tastemakers Maison 140 and Avalon. Her ornate interiors are distinctive for layers of bold textures, patterns, and rich colors juxtaposed with lustrous surfaces, adding up to a whimsical and elegant look that has been called “mod baroque”.
‘Rhapsody’ is about a bunch of things — different periods, scales and textures — coming together to create a beautiful space.” Kelly Wearstler
“I want to inspire people to take risks and to create an environment that feels spirited. Mixing antiques, vintage and contemporary design pieces and art is honoring our past and embracing the future. You end up with a much more soulful interior.” Kelly Wearstler
This book is definitely an inspiration for amateurs and professionals looking for interior design ideas.