Interior Design Inspirations from Kelly Wearstler Home
The best inspiration that we can get is from real homes, real projects, houses where is possible to live in, not museums. That’s why we love to share with you projects from the best interior designers ever. Today we will have a private tour trought Kelly Wearstler‘s Malibu Beach Home. Photographed by Nick Hudson.
Kelly Wearstler in the foyer of her Malibu home.
“It’s like living on a boat sometimes; when the tide is in, the ocean comes right up underneath the house, and you can feel it move,” the designer says of her family’s weekend home.
Dolphins and seals regularly swim by the house. “We keep the living room doors open and you can hear the ocean, which is just so soothing and relaxing. You can decompress and let go; it’s a bit like heaven here.”
The living room combines vintage pieces such as the black chairs with Wearstler’s sculpture on the coffee table, from her home collection for Bergdorf Goodman, and contemporary art by Mark Hagen (left wall).
Wearstler wanted the family’s Malibu home to feel “organic — like everything in it has been picked up from the beach”.
The bedrooms’ pale, neutral textiles echo the colours and textures of the sand on the beach. The artwork on the wall is by Aubrey Penny.
She says the look and vibe of the house is inspired by Malibu. “If you look around you will see driftwood and the light fixtures that are reminiscent of seaweed.”
Wearstler says she and her husband, real estate developer Brad Korzen, along with their sons, Oliver and Elliott, decamp to the beach from their Beverly Hills home every Friday to do… well, not a lot.
“The perfect Malibu weekend day is waking up and spending time with my boys, taking our dogs out and surfing, and just being here.”
Wearstler’s own limited-edition ‘Mulholland’ and ‘Zuma’ surfboards act as wall decorations.
Wearstler in her dramatic foyer beside the nautilus sculpture she bought on 1stdibs.com.
Wearstler in a 1940s bodysuit in the marble bathroom.
Kelly in the upper level’s main hall with an enormous skylight and two-storey-high tree in the centre.
Vintage pieces and a Joshua Elias painting (right) on the console.
A custom-made cabinet by Jeffrey Greene is flanked by vintage Karl Springer chairs.