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HUE by Kelly Wearstler

by habituallychic

12 . 10 . 09

Camellia. Wisteria. Vermillion. When the first chapter of a book starts with these three words, you know it’s going to be good but HUE is more than just good. It is a kaleidoscope of the most amazing color in some of the most awe inspiring interiors I have ever seen! Tonight was the book signing at Bergdorf Goodman and Ms. Wearstler could not have been nicer or more gracious to the crowd clamoring for her autograph and attention which included actresses Sarah Wynter and Stefanie March, and fashion designer Derek Lam. On sale was the limited edition slipcased book and I highly recommend that you splurge on this copy or ask Santa to bring it to you for Christmas because the outside is just as gorgeous as the photos inside.

What I love about Kelly Wearstler is that she is always blazing a new trail. You may not like it but you have to give her credit for thinking outside the box and creating designs that are uniquely her own. I also highly admire that her ambition was always to own her own design firm and that she made her dream a reality, and then some! I hear her that one of her new ventures will be jewelry and I can already imagine that it will be like nothing we’ve seen before and just as fabulous as her new book! I think I will be inspired by it for years to come and I think you will be too!

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  1. Soma December 10, 2009 | 4:03 am

    She really is a trail blazer! And lucky you for getting the book already!

  2. Adventures in Dressmaking December 10, 2009 | 4:26 am

    Almost all her designs feature totally wacky chairs! Some of those are really nuts! I love crazy chairs.

  3. Karena December 10, 2009 | 6:02 am

    Yes, I give her a lot of credit,some of her work I have really loved.

  4. Cherish December 10, 2009 | 7:39 am

    Heather, you are so right, Kelly Wearstler always surprises with her unique ideas. Her love of design is evident in all of her work. I can’t wait to pick up a copy of HUE!! From your description it sounds like the perfect addition to my growing library of design books.

  5. Heidi December 10, 2009 | 10:12 am

    I was just looking at this book considering on purchasing it because it was so neat. Check out the blog I just started at http://recklessbliss.blogspot.com/ if you get a chance!

  6. Marina December 10, 2009 | 10:21 am

    I received her book last week…. and its jaw dropping!!
    Amazing woman…
    Lucky you to be at the book signing!

  7. Jennifer, Inside Out Colour and Design December 10, 2009 | 10:53 am

    My copy from Amazon arrived about a week ago and at this stage I’ve only had a quick flick through it. I can’t wait until all my work is done and the holidays are here so I can sit down and have a thorough read.

  8. Dagny @ Beautiful Living December 10, 2009 | 12:10 pm

    I’ve read the book too, and I’m not really as impressed as I am with her previous work. I’m not really digging the aesthetics this time around. But I do agree that she’s fabulous with color. I just think some of this stuff looks rather tacky…

  9. City Living Girl December 10, 2009 | 1:50 pm

    I can not wait to get this book! And to see her new collections. It must have been a treat to meet her in person.

  10. Teresa Hatfield December 10, 2009 | 1:59 pm

    While I am not a fan of her style as much as I am of others, I believe thst she is very creative.
    I do however get ideas for a more toned down design, and the chandelier and other accessories she used. Her eye for color is fabulous!
    It is good that we are not all alike. How boring things would be.

  11. Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, Interiors December 10, 2009 | 3:33 pm

    Kelly, is an amazing woman, a remarkable
    designer. She is a true force of nature!!
    Great post.

  12. maison21 December 10, 2009 | 7:36 pm

    well, you know i can’t say enough good things about ms. wearstler- her interiors are often fabulous, and *always* interesting, and the fact that she almost single-handedly revived the decorating industry over the last decade is pretty amazing. she is very much one of my heroes, and from all accounts, a sweet and down-to-earth person as well (outside a of brief phone conversation or too, i’ve never personally met her, but we have many, many mutual friends and acquaintances).

    you also need to amend your post to that fact that kelly is a regular reader of your blog! not many bloggers can claim that kind of honor, so you need to brag a bit!

  13. Matthew December 10, 2009 | 9:07 pm

    Je l’adore tout!

    I agree with Maison 21 that she brought back decorating. Remember how in the late 90’s “decorating” was such a bad word??

    She’s fabulous, and I love her energy. Can’t wait for the book!

  14. Kelly | Purple Lemon Designs December 11, 2009 | 3:59 pm

    I really love the use of texture that I see in this book…It looks like a great browse. Thanks for posting about it!