Tuesday, July 20, 2010

An Oldie But a Goodie

Does anyone remember this house?
It's a Kelly Wearstler designed abode from the August 2004 House Beautiful. I would so love for my staircase to look like this. This image has stuck with me for years. I tried to find it in my inspiration files, but I ran out of time and patience (my files are not very organized). That's why I love the internet. Inspiration at your fingertips.

Some other images from the same article:

This was classic "Hollywood Regency" Kelly Wearstler before she abandoned the look and evolved into her more - how shall I say - schizophrenic look. 

I know I'm probably just unsophisticated, but there's a lot here I just don't "get." Maybe in six years it will all become clear, and by then she will have moved on to some other great design scheme. Or maybe I'm just a hopeless fan of her old stuff.

Oh, how I long for the old Kelly. How about you?

Sources: KWID


Julie Holloway said...

Thanks for the laugh this morning! I needed that. That cracked me up! schizo look....too good. I actually like that look, even though it isn't really pretty. I just love that she doesn't seem to care. The old is pretty, though...and timeless. Thanks for your kind words, by the way. Julie

bluehydrangea said...

I vote for the Kelly. That staircase is amazing. It can be entertaining to look at some of her new design but i couldn't live with it.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I like old Kelly too. The new look is strange and bad 70's disco!

Style Chronicle said...

She is getting a little frenetic, I agree. Love her old stuff!!

The Zhush said...

The new is a bit too out there for me as well. I think for the hotels and commercial spaces she designs for its amazing...but for a home I am with you, its the "vintage Kelly" look that I love!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...


I love these pictures- I enjoy mixing old and new and think that the balance of the two is the hardest part of designing a space.

I like modern and clean and yet gravitate towards older styles of furniture.

That staircase is amazing.

Kim said...

I love that blue room divider! NEED. That last room has too much going on. I agree.