KELLY WEARSTLER

Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Ideal Homes & Art -

Back­ground: De­sign is largely in­tu­itive for Wearstler, 49, which she de­scribes as “a sort of fall­ing in love over and over again”. Her sig­na­ture sump­tu­ous and vi­brant in­te­ri­ors may be found in grand res­i­dences and lux­ury ho­tels in­ter­na­tion­ally, from Bev­erly Hills to the Caribbean. Style: A cre­ator of ex­pe­ri­ences, she be­lieves that ev­ery new project is an in­vi­ta­tion to em­bark on an un­ex­pected and fas­ci­nat­ing jour­ney. As de­sign is sto­ry­telling, she al­ways aims to tell evoca­tive sto­ries, ad­ven­tur­ous and full of soul, in­cor­po­rat­ing a mix of ma­te­ri­als and in­flu­ences.

Projects:

Homes for A-list clien­tele from the film, mu­sic, art and creative in­dus­tries, and a new ven­ture called Proper Ho sp i t a l i t y con­sist­ing of high­end res­i­dences and ho t e l s.

“The best projects are inevitably the ones in which the client has a strong voice and dis­tinc­tive point of view. My job is to be a good lis­tener and run the clients’ vi­sion through my fil­ter. I start by ask­ing them what story they want to tell, how they want to feel. It’s about evok­ing a mood, telling a story. Also, scale is im­per­a­tive. There has to be a hi­er­ar­chy within a space. Too many star­lets in one room cre­ate need­less drama.”

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