Kelly Wearstler’s boutiques……

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The uber talented creative force that is Kelly Wearstler has recently launched a line of clothing and she now  also has ready-to-wear and accessory boutiques in Bergdorf Goodman, Nieman Marcus and Holt Renfrew which were all launched last week.

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I love the colours and that fabulous turquoise vase at the back of the sofa is sublime! Check out the screen….and need I mention the velvet sofa?

What an incredibly versatile woman she is – I have loved her decor and design style since I first laid eyes on her gorgeous book Modern Glamour. She then released a second book called Domicillium Decoratus (my personal favourite) and a third book called Hue.

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Not satisfied with just doing that, she has  designed a range of fabrics and rugs, tableware and home decor acessories and now a line of clothing and fashion accessories!

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What will she do next? I cannot wait to find out…she is an inspiration to working women all over the world and particularly in the creative field…..I also believe that if you have a creative mind, you are able to design just about anything…the basic rules of design are the same whether you are designing furniture, textiles or shoes! Its just the technical information which differs but the basics are the same, as Ms Wearstler so competently proves.

The sublime Mr Vicente Wolf….

I have always been an avid admirer of the work of Vicente Wolf and many years ago, while still living in South Africa, I attended a lecture by Vicente at Decorex in Johannesburg. It was incredibly interesting and informative and even then he had star status and was polite and charming, answering questions and graciously meeting those of us who lingered on after the lecture was over, in the hope of somehow absorbing some of his incredible talent! (Coincidentally, I attended the lecture the very week that Princess Diana was tragically killed in Paris , so it is an occasion I would never forget…)Many years later, I still follow his work with almost fanatical interest and I was overjoyed to discover that he has a blog full of information about his day to day business…something I find most helpful as he sometimes has very similar issues with clients and suppliers which most designers seem to have..it is comforting that someone of his standing in the design community is prepared to share this side of the business…he is as charming and humble in writing as he was in person, all those years ago.

See his wonderful blog here

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I love how his work is calm, balanced and textural without sacrificing comfort…those chairs are just waiting to be curled up on!

Another shot of grey……

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This gorgeous image is from a lovely blog I found recently called Beautifulism and this fabulous house featured is the home of Spanish interior decorator Eva Martinez….this veranda ticks all the right boxes for me…colour (grey again), texture(note the roof) and pattern(subtle stripes) and as for the image on the far wall…..I could happily move in right away….the other thing I love about this house is that everything has a patina of age and use, and it all blends so beautifully. I sometimes feel that very contemporary homes  have no soul because everything is new and shiny and perfect….there is a lot to be said for a bit of peeling paint and things which have been used well.