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80‘s reunion 


That’s me right there under the pink arrow. I was maybe 21ish and sporting shoulder pads and sipping on icky scotch. My golden Hair Painting streaks matched the lurex in my outfit. I thought I was The Hotness. By the way, the bar was Zazu’s and back in the 80s it was all lacquered up Kelly Wearstler hotness back when she was merely a schoolgirl. 

Tonight, I’m going to a reunion of the ad agency where I worked oh so very long ago. Just the thought of it, puts first-day-of-high-school butterflies in my stomach. Ask my friends. I am NOT a shy person. I’m super confident. And have no fear talking to anyone about anything. But, in my strange psyche, the word ‘reunion’ prompts naked-in-public nightmares. I truly cannot wait to see everyone from one of the best eras of my life. But if my best friend weren’t dragging me there, I probably wouldn’t go. 

So let’s have some Kelly Wearstler to settle my nerves and bolster my verve. 








I love this last photo of a kid doing mounting a sofa kid-style. More in-situ images of a Kelly Wearstler photo shoot at her gorgeous house here


{ Sources: Kelly Wearstler, Inc. and her blog, My Vibe My Life



Be bold,


Tabletop sculpture

As you know, I have a thing for table-styling. And I love the images of brass, plaster, and ceramic sculpture among books and lamps and doodads in the latest Lonny. I’m determined to find my own brass beauty via Craigslist or at Goodwill. Yes, it can be done!


 { All images from Lonny

TOP, Flair Home Collection; CENTER, Kelly Wearstler for Bergdorf Goodman; BOTTOM, Kelly Wearstler




Inside Kelly Wearstler’s offices





Here are a couple of snaps of my recently acquired prized sculpture. I found this plaster beauty at Antique Factory here in Atlanta. It was probably well-loved student work from some estate sale or another. Not signed, nothing important, fairly dirty, and a bit battered. But, I just love it. It’s calling out for some brassy brothers and sisters alongside it, don’t you think? 





Loosen up + get playful


I love Kelly Wearstler’s Hollywood home. Her curated, one-of-the-best-of-each-genre style makes this house a sophisticated  ‘specimen garden’ of interiors. It’s fabulously statement-making, over-the-top bold. But, what captures my eye is Wearstler’s crazy playfulness and the interior’s unique personality.

I’m bothered by the perfectness of so many interiors. If a room is too sterile or too over-arranged, I want to mess something up. And I’m bored by interiors that too narrowly conform to a particular style. It’s the idiosyncratic that gives a place its personality.

So here are some interiors that offer amusing or weird or interesting elements that shake things up. What do you think? Are these rooms appealing to you?


{ All images are from OWI // Office for Word and Image, unless otherwise noted }



Art that makes you smile




Art should not match the sofa { but that yellow Beatles poster over that yellow sofa is to die for!} . FROM TOP: Retrouvius; OWI; Katie Lydon; Pierce Allen 





Collections that reveal your inner weird 





Discards that somehow look just right





Unusual furnishings


TOP, Pedro Friedeberg hand chair, Jamie Drake




Bright spots   


CENTER: Toy Soldiers lamp, Ryan McElhinney; Rabbit Lamp, Moooi




An interesting object


CENTER IMAGE: Miguel Flores-Vianna






CENTER, Deborah Berke & Partners; BOTTOM, Domestica Architecture



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