The Spring 2012 issue of Trad Home is live and below is a sneak peek at the article I wrote on New Trad honoree Gideon Mendelson! To see the full article, and other stunning spaces by designers like Nick Olsen, Palmer Weiss and Christina Murphy, click here to check out the latest digital issue of Trad Home!
Traditional Home has just announced its list of top 10 New Trads of 2012 who will be featured in it’s sister publication Trad Home and this year they tapped design bloggers to submit nominations for the honor. “Design bloggers have always been integral in helping us identify emerging trends, ideas and new designers,” said Ann Maine, Editor in Chief, Traditional Home. “With the help of design bloggers, we selected 10 NEW TRADS we think everyone should keep an eye on and we’re thrilled to showcase their work in the spring issue.” Trad Home received hundreds of submissions for up and coming designers and I’m excited to announce that my submission, the incredibly talented Gideon Mendelson, is one of the 10 who will be featured on this year’s list of New Trads! I will also be guest editing and writing the piece on Gideon for Trad Home. Congratulations to Gideon and all of the other designers who are so deserving of the honor! Below are more photos of Gideon’s work along with the full list of the New Trad class of 2012! For more info on all of the designers featured including links to their portfolios and the bloggers who submitted them, click here and be sure to look for the issue of Trad Home on virtual newsstands mid April!
As a designer Kelly Wearstler has conquered nearly every category imaginable. From magnificent residences, hotels, resorts and restaurants to fabrics, rugs, tabletop, bedding and home accessories, she has brought her signature style of modern glamour to the masses. Last Fall she added fashion designer to her list of credentials with the launch of her first ready-to-wear collection and stunning retail boutique in West Hollywood which serves as a showcase for the world of Kelly Wearstler. The 2,800-square-foot shop on Melrose brings her fashions, home goods and interior design together under one roof and, of course, Kellly designed every inch of the store’s interior and exterior spaces. Outside, the grey facade features brass porthole-style windows, a precious jewel encrusted door handle and a giant, shiny brass ball that sits atop the roof as a shining beacon of her design empire. The store’s interior exudes glamour and drama with loads of antiqued mirror, brass, marble, leather and an abundance of artwork and sculptures. She chose an ebony and ivory color scheme to allow the pops of color from her fashion collection to stand out. Aside from her clothing, jewelry and home goods, all of the furnishings and accessories that adorn the space are available for purchase. I was lucky enough to pop by and take some photos of the store during my visit to LA in December. It truly is a design lovers’ paradise and walking inside invoked sensory overload. There was so much to look at, touch, feel and experience. I loved getting a chance to see her her entire fashion assortment so perfectly curated. My favorite pieces were the brightly colored silk blouses in dip dyes and tie dye as well as her brass necklaces and rings which are insanely beautiful. I wanted every single piece! Have a look at the photos below and if you’re in the area, walk, don’t run to Kelly Wearstler on Melrose. It’s flourishing with inspiration!
Kelly Wearstler Flagship Boutique
8440 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, California 90048
There was major decor porn inflitrating twitter this past weekend thanks to blogger/photographer Jamie Beck of From Me to You and fashion blogger Kelly Framel of The Glamourai who spent the weekend at Kelly Wearstler’s Malibu beach house shooting a new campaign for Wearstler’s ready to wear collection for the 2012 Resort season. The pair posted several photos of their amazing weekend on Instagram including some beautiful shots of Wearstler’s home. Check it out:
My friend, interior designer Kishani Perera, recently opened up a lovely little shop called Rummage on Beverly Blvd in LA that’s full of one-of-a-kind vintage treasures re-worked with Kishani’s colorful, whimsical magic. It’s no secret that Kishani is the decorator of choice for Hollywood celebrities like Kate Bosworth, Josh Duhamel and Molly Simms, but now anyone can get a piece of her signature style at Rummage which offers high and low finds plus some of Kishani’s own custom furniture designs. She says accessories – particularly colorful, ethnic-inspired pillows – have been top sellers at Rummage since it opened in June. If you’re in the area, be sure to drop by for a visit and below is a peek at some of the beautiful things you’ll find inside.