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Kelly Wearstler

American, b. 1967

When Kelly Wearstler started her namesake business, in 1995, she worked alone out of her Los Angeles apartment. “Sixteen-hour days, seven days a week,” she recalls. “The studio has truly grown organically over the years.”

​​Wearstler’s work in the early 2000s was classified as the new Hollywood Regency — much to her dismay. It’s easy to understand her reaction. Although the glam quotient of her projects jibed with the style, her aesthetic was far more sophisticated than that of the many wannabe designers who were merely peddling Dorothy Draper and William Haines retreads.

Today, Wearstler presides over a behemoth, many-tentacled enterprise. One part is involved with residential interior design for such high-profile clients as Cameron Diaz, Gwen Stefani and Ben Stiller. There is also a team dedicated to hospitality design, including for projects like the recently opened Proper Hotels’ properties — developed by her husband, Brad Korzen’s Kor Group — in Austin and Santa Monica. Then, there are her ever-expanding product designs in a multitude of categories: In 2019, she added new carpets and runners to her collection with The Rug Company, collaborated with Georg Jensen on a tableware and centerpiece collection and partnered with Ann Sacks on a line of encaustic tiles and with Lee Jofa on a line of fabrics and wallcoverings. Each season sees fresh additions to Wearstler’s lighting lines, as well.

Wearstler is drawn to furniture that is boldly scaled and, often, graphically patterned, mixing such pieces with one-off creations by artist designers like Roland Mellan, Lindsey Adelman, Katie Stout, Misha Kahn, Entler Studios, Susan for Susan and Anton Alvarez.

“For me, it is the power of the line,” says Wearstler. “I think it goes back to my love for graphic design. There is so much strength and beauty in the simple line. Pair this with geometries and artisanal fabrication, beautiful materiality and you have exceptional pieces of furniture. In essence, furniture as sculpture.”

Of course, no matter how distinct in style, both the early and most recent work springs from the same impulse. Wearstler’s signature approach to interiors has been described as marching right up to “over the top” then taking a step back. In that sense, Wearstler is doing what she has always done, albeit in a more confident way, with bigger budgets, a larger proportion of important furnishings and art and more of her own designs. The Hollywood glamour that got her noticed decades ago toed the same elusive line of good taste that her blend of blue-chip pieces, Memphis Group furniture and challenging works by emerging artist-designers does today.

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$2,337
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Classic Mini Brass Kiss Sculpture by Kelly Wearstler
By Kelly Wearstler
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Inspired by classic figural sculptures this Classic Mini Kiss is an iconic piece. Cast in a solid brass, the sexy mini kiss makes an ideal gift and perfect for a tabletop or bedside ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Kelly Wearstler

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Brass

Verge Ivory Upholstered 3-Seat Sofa by Kelly Wearstler
By Kelly Wearstler
Located in West Hollywood, CA
With billowed massing and a stylized silhouette, the large Verge sofa celebrates the dualities of comfort and nuanced modern design. This 92" wide oversized sofa features a tight sea...
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2010s North American Modern Kelly Wearstler

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Textile

Cleo Large Floor Lamp, Brass with White Ceramic Opaque Shade by Kelly Wearstler
By Kelly Wearstler
Located in West Hollywood, CA
The Cleo floor lamp highlights the beauty of mixed materiality in bold geometric forms. This floor lamp features antique burnished brass and bronze detailing, a gilded shade interior...
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2010s American Modern Kelly Wearstler

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Metal

Foot Bench in Shearling Upholstery
By Kelly Wearstler
Located in West Hollywood, CA
The foot bench is a natural partner to our popular foot stool. The soft curves of this bench are covered in luxurious natural shearling and mounted atop solid bronze cast feet. Unexp...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Kelly Wearstler

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  • Foot Bench in Shearling Upholstery
  • Foot Bench in Shearling Upholstery
  • Foot Bench in Shearling Upholstery
  • Foot Bench in Shearling Upholstery
H 19 in. W 62 in. D 17 in.
Chalon Side Table
By Kelly Wearstler
Located in West Hollywood, CA
With its solid oak construction, deep rounded belly and array of slender legs the Chalon side table has a modern and architectural silhouette. The wire brushed finish, however, which...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Kelly Wearstler

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Oak

  • Chalon Side Table
  • Chalon Side Table
  • Chalon Side Table
  • Chalon Side Table
H 26 in. Dm 24.5 in.
Kelly Wearstler Larchmont Arm Chair in Mink Shearling
By Kelly Wearstler
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Attaining a seamless coexistence of form and function, the Larchmont Chair derives inspiration from Pre-Modernist architectural styles with particular attention paid to materiality a...
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2010s American Modern Kelly Wearstler

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

Kelly Wearstler Halcyon Accent Table Lamp w/ Black Marble and Linen Shade
By Kelly Wearstler
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Composed of natural quartz stone, alabaster, or black marble, this architectural and raw fixture channels affinity for clever mixology and natural materiality. Graceful yet edgy, its...
Category

2010s American Kelly Wearstler

Materials

Marble, Brass

Kelly Wearstler Signature Foot Stool with Natural Shearling and Cast Brass Feet
By Kelly Wearstler
Located in West Hollywood, CA
The foot stool is handmade from a seat of luxurious shearling mounted atop solid brass cast feet. Unexpected and eye-catching, it is perfect as an ottoman or petite seating at a vani...
Category

2010s American Modern Kelly Wearstler

Materials

Brass

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Kelly Wearstler
2 / 5
The Rug Company
5 / 5
Georg Jensen
4.9 / 5
Antique Textiles Galleries
5 / 5
ANNE DITTMEIER
5 / 5
Mode Moderne
4.7 / 5

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1stDibs Kelly Wearstler Furniture is available for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Kelly Wearstler Furniture collection, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 1 vintage editions of these items, while there are also 255 modern editions to choose from. Many of Kelly Wearstler's original furniture was created in modern style in North America during the 21st Century and Contemporary. Many customers also consider Furniture by Stephen Kenn, HOLLY HUNT and KGBL if you are looking for additional options. Prices for Kelly Wearstler furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $5 and tops out at $45,996, while pieces like these can sell for $4,420 on average.