Modern Glamour: The Art of Unexpected Style

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In this lavishly illustrated book, Hollywood's hottest new interior designer shows readers how mixing and matching designs from different eras and adding an element of the unexpected can redefine any room–residential or commercial.

With a painter's eye for colour, unwavering esteem for the historic, and a finely tuned sense of detail, Kelly Wearstler, one of Hollywood's most talked about young interior designers, has led her Los Angeles–based interior design firm, kwid (Kelly ...

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Overview

In this lavishly illustrated book, Hollywood's hottest new interior designer shows readers how mixing and matching designs from different eras and adding an element of the unexpected can redefine any room–residential or commercial.

With a painter's eye for colour, unwavering esteem for the historic, and a finely tuned sense of detail, Kelly Wearstler, one of Hollywood's most talked about young interior designers, has led her Los Angeles–based interior design firm, kwid (Kelly Wearstler Interior Design), to national prominence with an array of noted residential and commercial projects. Now, she shares her famous design philosophies and secrets, and inspires readers to create unexpected style in their own homes. Through full–colour photographs and sketches and informative text, Kelly explains the elements of unexpected style: inspiration, shapes and forms, graphics, texture and colour, masculine vs. feminine, and unusual details. Kelly takes readers through the creative process and shows how a Franco–Chinese piece of vintage wallpaper led her to a shopping spree in Paris and inspired the layered, classic look of the hotel Maison 140 in Beverly Hills. She explains the need for "icebreakers" in a room and how unexpected designs and details can lighten a room's load.

This is the perfect book for anyone looking for new and creative ways to decorate their homes. Whether it's shopping for a bedside table, putting reflective paint on the underside of a dining room table, or finishing a ceiling with high–gloss paint, she inspires readers to add an element of the unexpected to their homes. Others will enjoy living vicariously through Kelly's shopping sprees throughout the US, Asia, and Europe and appreciate discovering how each item found is a starting off point for a fresh and fun room design.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060394424
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/16/2004
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 470,944
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Kelly Wearstler is the author of Modern Glamour and the founder of the Los Angeles architectural interior design firm kwid (Kelly Wearstler Interior Design). Her designs for the trendsetting Viceroy resorts from California to the Caribbean; such taste-making hotels as Maison 140 and Avalon; unique office, retail, and leisure spaces, including BG restaurant and lounge in Manhattan's Bergdorf Goodman; and upscale residences such as the Trousdale Estate have been profiled in House and Garden, House Beautiful, Interior Design, Elle Décor, Vogue, and W. Wearstler is also designer of her own kwid line of furnishings and accessories. She lives in Beverly Hills with her husband, hotelier Brad Korzen, and their sons.

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Table of Contents

Words Cannot Express xii
Foreword xvii
Portrait: My Creative Journey 1
Graphics: Seeing Geometrically and Organically 13
Architecture & Landscape: Space Shaping Space 37
Color & Texture: The Power of Succulent Decor 69
Details: Embellishments & Accoutrements 101
Stimuli: What Lights My Fire 145
Eclecticism: Using Contradictions & Juxtapositions 167
Stagecraft: Fantasy in Decoration 193
Process: The Method Behind the Madness of Design 225
Kwid Exclusives: Products from My Own Drawing Board 243
Evolution: Styling My Future 257
Resources: Happy Hunting 279
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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    Inspirational

    Modern Glamour by Kelly Wearstler takes you into the mind of an original thinker. The book is beautifully photographed and a wonderful reference for color. I only wish the book contained more examples of different rooms, some are repeated.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2004

    Unexpected GRACE

    I can't believe how blown away I am by this fantastic book. Kelly Wearstler is the Grace Kelly of the decorating world - her work is stunning!! Words are superfulous...if you want fresh, modern ideas, and 'unexpected glamour' in your home, this is the book to own.

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