Ep. 18: Kelly Wearstler

LA-based interior designer, Kelly Wearstler, recounts the journey from creating and selling crafts in her youth to building her namesake global lifestyle brand. Along the way she's worked waiting tables, battled painful shyness, and become a hockey mom. She also describes her closet in mouth-watering, vivid detail. Listen:

What can we say about interior designer, Kelly Wearstler (besides that she's one of our favorites!)... Well, we can start by mentioning that she’s much more than just an interior designer - she’s grown the Kelly Wearstler empire into a global lifestyle brand that encompasses lighting, furniture, home accessories, jewelry, residential and commercial interiors. Wow.

You may be familiar with some of her statement boutique hotel designs like the Avalon Beverly Hills.

Avalon Beverly Hills

Avalon Beverly Hills

She also hunts the flea markets and vintage shops around the world for objets d’art to use in her designs or as inspiration. 

You become a better designer when you see how things are made.
— Kelly Wearstler

She’s also released 4 books including Modern Glamour: The Art of Unexpected Style, and most recently, Rhapsody. Her work has appeared in design magazines such as Elle Decor, Wallpaper, and Architectural Digest. Not to mention, her fashion statements are as bold and stylish as her interiors… and she tells us all about her dreamy closet, and we got her to cough up some pics:



Aside from work and design, she’s also a hockey mom and a wife. 

Kelly's latest project: Proper Hotels 

Kelly's latest project: Proper Hotels 

See more of Kelly's work on kellywearstler.com and follow her on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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Special thanks to Chris Modl of Yore Studio for editing this episode.
Music in this episode courtesy of El Ten Eleven—hear more on Bandcamp.
Shoutout to Jenny Rask for designing the Clever logo.