Known for her enchanting take on interiors and the luxury lifestyle, Kelly Wearstler is one of the world’s top tastemakers and Top Design judge. She was born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on November 21, 1967 and is a prominent interior designer. She graduated from Myrtle Beach High School and received her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art. She is also the founder and owner of House of KWID (Kelly Wearstler Interior Design). She is credited for her colorful mod-baroque style of interiors, like those of the Viceroy hotels in Santa Monica and Los Angeles. It also stands out in the Tides of Miami Beach and the Avalon in Beverly Hills. Wearstler’s unique vision is also evident in the restaurants, select offices, retail environments and residences she has worked on. Her debut monograph, Modern Glamour: The Art of Unexpected Style, became a Los Angeles Times bestseller. This was followed by another book Domicilium Decoratus, in 2005. Wearstler is also a regular contributor to magazines like Elle, W and Harper’s Bazaar.
In 2007, Wearstler opened her own boutique at Bergdorf Goodman. She also redesigned its restaurant and lounge. It showcases a variety of home accessories that she designed, and is reserved for that particular store. Wearstler also introduced an extensive line of carpets for The Rug Company in the spring of 2008. That year, she also created a fabric and trim collection for Groundworks at Lee Jofa. Her portfolio of home products also consists of decorative pillows, throws, and coverings for beds, tabletops and walls. Wearstler was also credited as Kelly Gallagher in September 1994 edition of Playboy magazine, where she was named Playboy of the Month. However, this leading designer continued her successful career in helping aspiring interior decorators and designers in the Bravo TV reality game show Top Design.