Sculptural shapes and supersize decorative objects are a hallmark of Wearstler’s bold decorating style. Fashioning rooms with vivid contrasts (a favorite being yellow and black), she juxtaposes light and dark, always keeping color in balance.
The Dining Room
A risk-taker, Wearstler pushes design to its limits, often taking a theme and building multiple layers from it to create serious drama. In this room, the ornateness of the chairs, mirrors, table, and china crescendo into one striking scene. Yet the design pulls back just enough to avoid seeming garish.
Taking the decorating tenets of color and texture to new levels, Wearstler experiments with wall and floor surfaces, making them just as intriguing as the items that live within. In this master suite sitting area, slabs of marble form walls that set the backdrop for a graphic rug and shiny gold accents.
“A bejeweled cocoon makes a perfect home for jet-lagged social butterflies and itinerant bookworms,” Wearstler says of this luxurious canopy bed enrobed in rich sapphire. Playing silk and embroidery against each other, it’s a decadent room any guest would feel like royalty in.
Subduing the boldness found throughout the rest of the home, Wearstler still manages to keep color at the forefront to heighten visual impact in a child’s room. Not afraid to let color dominate, she layers analogous shades, lending depth to a room. “Colors are the letters of the visual alphabet,” she says.
“What’s gracious indoors can be glorious outside,” says Wearstler, who fashioned the Hillcrest Estate to be full of light with seamless indoor and outdoor spaces. A rug, poufs, a marble-topped table, and oversize decorative accents bring the comfort and glamour of her interiors to this exterior space.