Book Review: KELLY WEARSTLER: RHAPSODY

By Kelly Wearstler with Amanda Luttrell Garrigus
Rizzoli New York / ISBN: 978-0-8478-3858-5 / $55.00 US / October 2012

Celebrated for luxurious interiors that are reminiscent of old-world Hollywood with a modern sensibility, Kelly Wearstler is known for her decadent residential designs and boutique hotels, including the Viceroys, Maison 140 and Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills. Wearstler’s ornate interiors are renowned for their layers of bold textures, patterns, and rich colors juxtaposed with lustrous surfaces, completing the whimsical and elegant look sought after.

KELLY WEARSTLER: RHAPSODY, the designer’s fourth book, offers a look into Wearstler’s glamorous world, profiling in detail her latest residential designs, including sumptuous new hotels along with her creative process. Inspired by the popularity of her blog, “My Vibe, My Life,” KELLY WEARSTLER: RHAPSODY follows Wearstler—also known for her striking personal style–behind the scenes to watch her at work, whether creating sculpture at her metal foundry or shopping at auction houses, to reveal the myriad inspirations that fuel her imagination and her dazzling design work.

With stunning images of Wearstler’s never-before-photographed interiors, KELLY WEARSTLER: RHAPSODY is an inspirational look at one of the most irreverent and fascinating designers working today.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kelly Wearstler is an interior designer whose work includes the trendsetting Viceroy resorts from California to the Caribbean; such taste-making hotels as Maison 140 and Avalon; the BG restaurant and lounge at Bergdorf Goodman; and upscale residences such as the Trousdale Estate, which have been profiled in House and Garden, House Beautiful, Interior Design, Elle Decor, Vogue, and W. In Fall 2011, Wearstler debuted her new ready-to-wear and accessories collections at Bergdorf Goodman, Nieman Marcus, Net-A-Porter, and her new flagship boutique in LA. She also designs a range of Home Furnishings for her boutique in Bergdorf Goodman and rugs for the Rug Company. She has been named “one of the best-dressed of the year” by Vogue, honored as one the “elite design 100″ by Time Style & Design and served as a judge on Bravo’s “Top Design” series. Wearstler lives in Beverly Hills with her husband, hotelier Brad Korzen, and their 2 sons. For more information on Kelly, please visit: http://www.kellywearstler.com.

Credit line for the book must read: © Kelly Wearstler: Rhapsody, Rizzoli New York, 2012.

Pictures courtesy of Kelly Wearstler.

Posted by Michelle Lesser at 23 October, 2012

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