Kelly Wearstler’s eponymous lifestyle brand has become a favorite go-to for the style conscious A-list in Hollywood and beyond. The company features everything from fashion to home accessories in its flagship store on Melrose Ave in Beverly Hills, in its online shop and at retailers around the globe. Add to that Kelly Wearstler Studio’s distinct design portfolio and Kelly’s personal style that makes her frequent guest on many Best-Dressed lists and you have the recipe for success in design and branding. Create your voice and stick to it!
You know you’ve made it in life or business when you can get away with only one name and Clodagh has certainly accomplished such a status through product design for leading brands and through design projects that include many luxury hotels, resorts and private residences around the globe. Clodagh was one of the early adopters of Feng Shui and explores the use of organic materials and Zen inspired elements in all of her work. The result are texture rich restful oases in calming colors and generous forms and shapes that calm the mind and refresh the soul.
Alexa Hampton’s style, much like that of her late father, is legendary with her inimitable mélange of traditional structure with unexpected colors, textures and shapes. Alexa is a perennial guest on major shelter media’s Top 100 lists and maintains strong relationships with leading brands like Kravet, Hickory Chair, Stark Carpet and Visual Comfort. Alexa’s work spans the globe with design of private residences, apartments and luxury hotels from New York to Shanghai. Alexa resides in New York City with her husband and three children.
Often called the Queen of Red, Rome born and Chicago based Alessandra Branca, learned at an early age that classical beauty was meant to be intermingled with everyday life and that a well designed interior relied on artful structures graced with comfortable elegance and wit. Alessandra’s extensive travels inspire her designs as much as her keen understanding of colors which she layers into every project for a space that is interesting, inspiring and yet incredibly livable.
Spanish born Patricia Urquiola lives and works in her eponymous studio in Milan where she also began her career, initially as architect. She then went on to lecture on architecture and design in Milan and before moving into product design for many of the most important European design firms. Patricia’s style is modern eclectic and focuses on best presenting materials used, often in new and unexpected ways.
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