Wednesday | Words
I have to admit, I've been in a bit of a Kelly Wearstler phase lately. I've always appreciated her interiors, but found them a little unlivable, at least for me. I haven't exactly changed my opinion in this regard, but after listening to a recent podcast interview with Kelly, I have a total newfound respect for her as a designer. She is ardent in her advice to find and develop your own point of view, to take risks, and be original. All three of which she has done probably better than any designer out there. I would also say the primary way she does all three is through color. Bold hues are certainly effective in conveying a story and an emotion. The podcast interviewers even note that her designs can seem theatrical.
I'm oftentimes a little too married to my neutral pallettes, but I do think Kelly's color advice is valuable, if only for creating balance in your interior. No one wants a matchy-matchy home, and a space that's all black, white, grey, and beige can come off as its own type of matchy-matchy.