Rhapsody: Kelly Wearstler

Today marks the release of design icon Kelly Wearstler’s fourth book, Rhapsody. Dubbed “mod baroque,” Wearstler’s opulent layered style lends glamour and a healthy dose of color to interiors ranging from private residences to boutique hotels which include the line of Viceroy hotels and Beverly Hills’ Maison 140. Available for pre-order at Amazon.



Some use inspiration boards, Wearstler opts for display trays to serve as the creative fuel behind each project.


This will be 256 pages of pure design inspo not to be missed. Your coffee table will thank you!

Maison 140: A Parisian Retreat in Beverely Hills

Described as an amalgam of Parisian elegance and Hollywood glam, Maison 140 tops my list of design hotels to visit.  The boutique hideaway located in the heart of L.A. recently underwent a chic transformation at the hands of none other than Kelly Wearstler.  In true Wearstler fashion, the hotel’s 44 guest suites are luxurious and inviting with features like tufted headboards and silk wall coverings.  Adding intrigue to the old-world elegance is the hotel’s lounge, Bar Noir, which balances the Belle Époque decadence of its guest suites with dramatic Asian-inspired accents like mirrored chinoiserie panels.  I soooo want to go to there!

Isn’t it great?  Definitely one of my favorite hotels by Wearstler.

Images via Maison140 and Lonny.

Currently Coveting: Kelly Wearstler RTW

Already an icon in the design word, Fall 2011 marks the debut of Wearstler’s new ready-to-wear and accessories line.  And I must say, she hit the bullseye.  Love all of it!

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The girl can do no wrong!  In addition to Wearstler’s e-commerce site, the line is also offered at Bergdorf’s, Neiman Marcus, and Net-a-Porter.