CCSRiconic: Kelly Wearstler



I have been a fan of Kelly Wearstler’s for a while now. She is widely known for her inspiring hotel interiors, abstract art, blog and fashion line – among other things! Her fourth book, Rhapsody is being released by Rizzoli on October 23rd – and today I read an interview she did for the Los Angeles Times | Homes section. The journalist describes Kelly as a women who is “fluent in many forms of visual communication”, (totally agree by the way) – I think that as a designer or someone who is interested in using their God given talents to reflect beauty in our world – that is a wonderful compliment and aspiration – the whole idea of being able to tell a story with your art. Kelly Wearstler is a very interesting woman, and when reading this interview further, I found myself taken with her one of her answers, so much so, that I thought I would share it on the blog!

Where do you go for inspiration?

Inspiration is everywhere; you just have to look around you. I find it taking my little boys to LACMA and MOCA, going shopping for vintage clothes and furniture in Los Angeles and just spending time at the beach in Malibu, which clears my head. I always tell everyone you have to educate your eyes. The more you see, the more you know what is special. So I look for the anomalies, the unusual things that I have not seen a million times before. I like things that have a voice, that say something. That lights my fire and keeps me going. You have to look for something unique. If you don’t take risks, you can’t evolve, whether it’s what you eat or how you dress or how you decorate your home.

The interview was great – click here to read the full article by David A. Keeps. See below for Kelly’s other titles and look for her new book on!





3 thoughts on “CCSRiconic: Kelly Wearstler

  1. I love, love, love Kelly Wearstler’s design aesthetic. I stayed at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica last spring and even though it is a bit older hotel I was in total awe. Thanks for sharing the interview, I’m going to read the full article now. Love that part about evolving through taking risks.

    • Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica eh? So jealous! Ya – KW is pretty amazing – she has such a good eye, and even though that article was short and sweet – I totally loved what she said about risks as well. I thought that was inspiring! Thanks for reading Meesh – love your little Rubee – how’s the nose job & teeth situation???

      • My little Rubee is recovering well. Still doped up on pain meds, but her nose looks good. She’ll be able to run like the wind at the dog park and not get out of breathe. 🙂

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