Malibu Beach Residence by Kelly Wearstler
SITUATED ABOVE MALIBU BEACH’S INCOMING TIDE, THIS AIRY SEASIDE RESIDENCE BELONGING TO KELLY WEARSTLER AND HER FAMILY SIGNIFIES A NEW WAVE IN THE DESIGNER’S STYLE. THE HOME HAS A CASTAWAY ALLURE WITH A SUN-BLEACHED COLOR PALETTE THAT IS MUTED YET COMPLEX, CONSISTING OF SHADES OF DRIFTWOOD TAUPE, MISTY GRAY, WATERY GREEN AND SHELL PINK.
THE PANORAMIC SEASCAPE VIEW FROM THE HOME’S EXPANSIVE FLOOR-TO-CEILING WINDOWS PROVIDE AN IDEAL BACKDROP FOR THE DESIGNER’S INSPIRATION FOR THE HOME – OBJECTS ONE MIGHT FIND ON THE BEACH, SUCH AS A STRIATED WALL HANGING BY SHEILA HICKS EVOCATIVE OF A SEA FAN, A LIGHT FIXTURE REMINISCENT OF SEAWEED, A SCULPTURE IN THE FORM OF A NAUTILUS SHELL AND STOOLS OF PETRIFIED WOOD.
AT THE CENTER OF THE RESIDENCE, A VAST SKYLIGHT DRAWS THE FOCUS TO A TOWERING TREE THAT IS PLANTED IN THE MAIN FOYER AND FILLS THE HOME’S TWO STORIES, ONCE AGAIN CREATING A SEAMLESS TRANSITION BETWEEN THE INSIDE AND OUT. WAVE-PATTERNED MARBLE WALLS THAT EVOKE THE FEELING OF ABSTRACT ART AND CHUNKY, MODERNIST FURNITURE CONTRADICT THE IDYLLIC SETTING, YET THE RESULT IS COHESIVELY ORGANIC, RAW AND TEXTURAL.
Kelly Wearstler’s eponymous global luxury lifestyle brand is renowned for its distinctive designs and sophisticated soulful vibe pioneered by the celebrated interior designer. The brand’s breadth of influence spans from residential and commercial interior design to curated collections of furniture, lighting, rugs, fabrics and trims, wall coverings, luxe bedding, fine china, decorative home accessories, jewelry and objets d’art. With a signature style that juxtaposes raw with refined, melds color, sophistication and spirited spontaneity, and seamlessly blends diverse periods of furniture under one roof, Wearstler has revolutionized the look, feel and meaning of modern American design.
Wearstler’s designs attract and inspire an enviable roster of A-list clientele from the film and music industries, as well as top celebrities, and tastemakers worldwide. Her trademark sumptuous and vibrant interiors imbue luxury hotels and grand residences from Beverly Hills to the Caribbean and around the globe. Among Wearstler’s expansive and diverse lifestyle portfolio are collaborations with some of the most respected global brands across the luxury market space. Wearstler’s lifestyle brand boasts its own bespoke furniture collection as well as a favored and long-standing presence on vintage and antique online retailer 1stdibs.
Showcasing the definitive world of Kelly is the brand’s flagship Kelly Wearstler boutique on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Hand-cultivated by Wearstler, the stylish enclave houses a curated art, fashion and design library, artisanal furniture, curiosities, one of a kind vintage pieces procured from travels around the world as well as Wearstler’s own design collections. Exclusive pieces of the designer’s collections are available at the illustrious Kelly Wearstler Boutique on the Decorative Home floor at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, and her extensive collections are sold internationally at fine boutiques, premier department stores and Wearstler’s robust online boutique kellywearstler.com.
Wearstler has published four coffee table books: Rhapsody, HUE, Domicilium Decoratus, and Modern Glamour: The Art of Unexpected Style, earning her a place on the Los Angeles Times’ bestseller list.
Standout accolades for Wearstler include Architectural Digest’s preeminent Top 100 Architecture & Interior Design list, French AD’s World’s Top Interior Designers, Wallpaper Magazine’s Top 20 Designers, TIME Style & Design’s elite “Design 100” group of global creatives and Vogue’s Best Dressed list. Wearstler served as a judge on Bravo’s popular interior design television competition series, “Top Design,” and has penned monthly style advice columns for InStyle, The Huffington Post, The Coveteur and Domaine . Her work and profiles have been featured in Vogue, Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, InStyle, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Condé Nast Traveler, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, Women’s Wear Daily and The New York Times. International press includes the French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Indian editions of Architectural Digest, Elle Decoration UK, Wallpaper, Vogue Paris, Vogue China, Residence, Belle, Vogue Living, House & Garden and Hong Kong Tatler.
Wearstler resides in Los Angeles with her husband and their two sons.