Kelly Wearstler is the ultimate trendsetter in interior design. Hue by Kelly Wearstler builds upon the success of her first monograph, Modern Glamour, and includes recent, unpublished projects, including her home in Beverly Hills, celebrity residential projects as well as some of her latest hotel projects. Hue celebrates the power of color in Kelly's work and the possibili...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published November 15th 2009 by Ammo Books
(first published November 1st 2009)
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The cover was promising. And Wearstler's design work is modern and eye catching. She uses lots of sculpture as decorative accents, including giant stone heads, and classical nudes. And unique/bizarre art pieces. But after awhile, it all starts to look ridiculous. The rooms looked like retail showrooms, not homes. And she turned expensive art objects into clutter. I admire her for taking chances. But maybe her designs could be more people-friendly.
From magazine articles and just glimpses of how I've seen Kelly dress, I thought I would really like how her taste translates into a room... The book would be great for a Wearstler fan - it's pure photo spreads (with only a few pages of text in the entire weighty book!) divided by chapters of color - hence the title. So my rating is based on the content of her work, which I was surprised/disappointed by, I expected to love it: I thought I had picked up her earliest book from the 80s... but nope,...more
This book cracked my mind open and completely exploded my sensibilities. Bear with me as I gush openly when it comes to her- It is enough that her strokes are mind bogglingly bold and yet still have a soft homey edge. But she fearlessly ressurrects decorative trends that would curl the butt cheeks of even the most in your face anti fashionistas. She renders them tasteful by virtue of her conviction and eye for the perfect mix. To me it speaks volumes about her character that she can do this with...more
This book is a portfolio of the work of the interior decorator, Kelly Wearstler. It is organized by hue (hence the title). The sections are: camellia, wisteria, vermillion; pyrite, alabaster, onyx; cerulean, tourmaline, peridot; jonquil, citrine, dahlia; and carnelian, kumquat, conch (no simple red, white and blue here!). The book is almost exclusively pictures of the work she has done (except for a brief interview at the beginning), and while the interiors are very inventive, they are too moder...more