|Kelly Weastler design|
First on the list is the queen of color and unexpected accents Kelly Wearstler. One of my favorite places in NYC is the BG Restaurant designed by Kelly Wearstler on the top floor of Bergdorf Goodman. When your feet are sore and your arms are aching from carrying too many shopping bags, settle into one of Kelly's signature leather pod chairs and order an iced tea and the seared ahi tuna salad. Her rooms are whimsical and dramatic and I love her consistent incorporation of graphics. Kelly's interiors are a true feast for the eyes with many eclectic accent pieces, unique colors, and luxurious fabrics. In case you haven't checked it out, Kelly's new blog My Vibe, My Life, is colorful and fun to follow, though she hasn't been posting as much as I hoped!
|BG restaurant designed by Kelly Wearstler|
|note elephant on the mirrored side table, Kelly likes them too!|
|(Kelly Wearstler website)|
And the third best-dressed home designer on my list is the youthful Californian Ryan Brown. You might know him from Bravo's "Flipping Out," but before he went prime time, I was following him and his creations. I admire his style of rustic, yet contemporary and his ability to create clean lines for a sleek, serene interior. While some of his rooms are more modern than my usual taste, I am drawn to his ability to mix vintage pieces with current stylized furnishings to create spaces that are inviting and livable.
|living room by Ryan Brown|
(La Dolce Vita)
|Ryan Brown's own dining room|
All photos from Windsor Smith's website. Her portfolio is absolutely gorgeous.