Designing Woman

Posted on: February 20th, 2013 by Carrie Young 1 Comment

The opulence that is Kelly Wearstler translates into clothing, accessories, jewelry, and books, in addition to her iconic interior design firm KWID, which launched in 1995. With a dazzling body of work, this style maven is most regarded for her distinctive old-world Hollywood meets modern-pop aesthetic, which can be seen in both residential and commercial projects…specifically resorts and hotels throughout the US and abroad- think Viceroy, and a slew of other properties which her husband Brad Korzen, of the Kor Group, owns.

Kelly Wearstler | Interior Design

I’ve been following Wearstler closely, and her ascension to tastemaker-extraordinaire for years now, captivated by her bold over-the-top designs. While tweaking the interiors of boutique hotels throughout LA, she was able to transform mid-century dated blandness into an all-together new and fresh look. Whether creating sculpture at her metal foundry, shopping at auction houses, or working on her line of decorative objects for Bergdorf Goodman, she is a force in constant motion. Two years ago, she debuted a ready to wear fashion collection, which can be found at her flagship store on Melrose Avenue- a glamorous array of the entire Kelly Wearstler spectrum.

Kelly WearstlerLike most visual creatives, Wearstler’s explorations through travel have impacted her design approach, which can often be revealed in her latest project. Raised in the South, she ventured to California to pursue work in film- upon graduation from art school in New England- and quickly re-directed towards a career in interiors, which was cemented while working on one of her first hotel projects for Korzen…who wasn’t her husband yet. While building a design and fashion empire, the stunning Wearstler has managed to make Vogue’s best dressed list, marry a charming mover and shaker, raise two small sons, and get in early morning workouts everyday. Now, that’s my idea of ruling the world…

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