Interior and fashion designer Kelly Wearstler, working in collaboration with Architect M. Brian Ticheno, created a bold new look for a family’s 1930s Bel Air, California residence. The result, a fiercely glamorous approach to interior design with high-octane patterns, gleaming metallic surfaces, and spirited colors.
The entrance hall revolves around a Pedro Friedeberg table and a Jean de Merry chandelier. The statue in the corner is a 19th-century bronze, and the inlaid floor includes black rainbow, honey onyx, cappuccino, and Calacatta gold marble segments.
In the living room, vintage wall lights salvaged from a Roman cinema flank the fireplace; the leather sofas are by J. Robert Scott.
Velvet is a timeless choice for upholstery that adds warmth and depth to any room. Here the family room’s pyramid-paneled walls serve as the backdrop for a Christopher Hyland tiger-stripe velvet that brings a pop of pink to a cool blue-gray family room. The rug was inspired by a scarf owned by Wearstler’s mother.
The far wall of the dining room is paneled in antiqued mirror. A brass sculpture by John Raible sits on a Howard Werner dining table, which is surrounded by a suite of Paul Evans chairs found at Todd Merrill Antiques and Craig Van Den Brulle.
Lanterns by Blend Interiors hang in the kitchen, which features alder-wood cabinetry and a stainless-steel–clad island with brass trim. The brass-and-cracked-glass table is by Wearstler, the range is by Wolf, and the island sink fittings are by Kallista. Near the window is a custom-made sofa in a Lee Jofa velvet.
The master suite’s striped hallway is accented by an Italian modernist chandelier and vintage Stilnovo sconces.
Brass is prevails in the master bedroom, from the space-age Italian light fixture to the custom-made bed; the ebonized and inlaid mirrors are vintage Italian, and the fur throw is by Adrienne Landau.
Lining the wife’s dressing room is gold-leafed wood paneling inset with antiqued mirrors and trimmed with antiqued brass; the throw is by Adrienne Landau, the small sculpture is by Wearstler, the carpeting is by Patterson, Flynn & Martin, and the chair in the adjacent bath is by Pedro Friedeberg.
Raspberry leather chairs by Wearstler bring color to the wife’s office, where a collection of photos is displayed; the tube sculpture on the desk is also by Wearstler, and the carpet was custom made by the Rug Company.
The daughter’s bedroom, with its Paul Evans four-poster, is sheathed in a custom-made wall covering by Porter Teleo; the vintage ceiling fixture and parchment-front dressers are from JF Chen, and the customized carpet is by the Rug Company.
The daughter’s bath features inlaid-marble walls; the ’60s sconces are by Vico Magistretti, and the sink fittings are by Lefroy Brooks.
In the pavilion bath, striped walls play off the checkerboard floor, while an oval 1920s French mirror is paired with an angular brass vanity; the towel hooks are by Waterworks.
The pool pavilion’s spiky brass light fixture was custom made; the herringbone-pattern floor is stained walnut.
Wearstler has a completely distinctive style that juxtaposes refinement with rawness, melds color, sophistication and swank and seamlessly blends many periods of furniture under one roof, Wearstler has revolutionized the look, feel and meaning of modern American design. Contact House of Moseley for our designers to create a personalized high design for your space today.