An Antique Fragment from The Bentley House Chinese Drawing Room
As an interior designer I have often been charged with the task of adding historical reference to my projects. This can occur in a number of ways. Today I want to talk about one of the most sublime genres of the decorative arts – hand painted Chinese inspired wallpapers. The history of decorative arts is a vast caldron of ingredients which when handled deftly can produce a fine stew.
Kelly Wearstler Elle Decor August 2012
I met Kelly Wearstler a few years back, her line of textiles for Schumacher debuted at the same time my line did. She’s a charming woman, and while I may not always want to live in the rooms she designs (which is fortuitous since I could scarcely afford them), I admire her exuberance. To suggest she pushes the envelope in design doesn’t quite describe her style – unless you’re got a terribly large mailbox. I think of her as equal parts Salvatore Dali, Dorothy Draper, and Christian Lacroix… all of whom I love.