20 Questions for Kelly Wearstler

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Kelly Wearstler

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My Style

If I Weren’t a Decorator, I Would Be: An artist or painter

Most Inspired by: The smallest everyday things: colors, prints, patterns…

Style Icons: Peggy Guggenheim and Iris Apfel

Hostess Gift: The Hand Bottle Opener from my collection



Favorite Movie Interior: The Elrod House by John Lautner from the film Diamonds Are Forever

Favorite Album: Californication by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Favorite Hotel: Hotel Crillon, Paris

Favorite Restaurant: Pizzeria Il Fico, Los Angeles

Favorite Cocktail: A beet, lemon, apple, spinach, ginger, kale and E3Live concoction from Erewhon Market

Favorite Museum: MOCA

Favorite Shop Abroad: Decoratum, London

Favorite Flower: Peony

I love blending pieces from many different time periods and movements.

— Kelly Wearstler


Decorating Cheap Thrill: My children’s framed artwork

Favorite Decorating Trick: High-gloss paint on the ceiling to make it look higher

You’ll Never See Me Using: Fake flowers



Fabric: Groundworks by Lee Jofa

Lighting: John Salibello, NYC

Florist: Empty Vase, Los Angeles

Caterer: Lulu Powers

Favorite Local Shop: Maxfield


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