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Kelly Wearstler Rhapsody Book

Kelly Wearstler, the California-based interior designer who practically invented the term “maximalism”, have launched her fourth book “Rhapsody” on October 23, 2012


Kelly Wearstler Rhapsody Book



Rhapsody compiles some of Wearstler’s never-before-photographed projects and it offers a look into her glamorous world, profiling in detail her latest residential designs, including sumptuous new hotels along with her creative process.

Her diverse work goes from interiors to architecture, and from fashion, furniture to lifestyle. And as she said in a recent interview for “I’m 100 percent involved with 100 percent of my projects. I choose every hinge, every button, each lightbulb.”





The tome takes you through her creative process, bursting with her glamorous and energetic vignettes, all using her signature bold color, texture, and mix of both vintage and new. Throughout the pages, she dissects certain rooms and explains the importance of juxtaposing rawness and refinement to get her distinctive look.


Kelly Wearstler Rhapsody Book


Here, the idea of “mod baroque” might mean silver studded walls paired with a tiger-print sofa, or three square brass tables arranged like blocks into a jagged, uneven dining table, or a floor-to-ceiling ceramic fireplace that offsets ’70s-style wood paneling: anything, really, that ensures your eye is “captivated by every view, whether by a dominating architectural feature or a movable tablescape,” Wearstler writes in the book.


Kelly Wearstler Rhapsody Book


Whether decorating a boutique hotel, restaurant, or home, Kelly Wearstler rarely designs with a “less is more” approach. Everything the designer-turned-fashion muse touches seems to turn to gold (sometimes quite literally, given her opulent interiors).


Kelly Wearstler Rhapsody Book


Kelly Wreastler, the making of her Melrose Avenue flagship boutique. Shot by Josh Beane.


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