How Kelly Wearstler became the defining voice of interior design
Kelly Wearstler’s name has become synonymous with interior design from the 90s to the present. From her role as a judge on Bravo’s Top Design to her recent interior design Masterclass, her reputation has garnered respect and admiration from her peers in the design world. From her striking arrangements for 5-star hotels in Beverly Hills to her more accessible designs for retail stores and shopping malls, she has made her mark on the West Coast through her visionary imagination and uncanny knack for mixing and matching satisfying details.
From a young age, Kelly was interested in design, as her mother was an antique dealer with a keen eye for aesthetics. Kelly pursued her passion through her studies at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and multiple internships at design firms such as Cambridge Seven Associates.
After starting her own firm in 1995, Kelly began applying her eclectic aesthetic to luxury boutique hotels such as the Avalon in Beverly Hills, the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel, and the recent line of Proper Hotels throughout America. Her designs even caught the eye of celebrities such as Gwen Stefani, Cameron Diaz, and Ben Stiller, who have hired her to work on their personal design projects such as houses and offices.
Kelly’s contributions to design have been recognized by Time magazine, Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, and The New York Times. Her impeccable personal style has also earned her a spot-on Vogue’s Top 10 Best Dressed list in 2007. For a glimpse into her genius mind, be sure to check out her home product designs on the Kelly Wearstler online store.