This time last year my highly anticipated copy of Kelly Wearstler's Domicilium Decoratus, published by Harper Collins, arrived in the mail. When I opened it, I was immediately drawn to the lush detail shots of her Hillcrest Estate, such as the one above, with the amazing chunky turquoise and Chinese brushes juxtaposed against the bronze figure. I still can't seem to get enough of those greens and blues.
But many design-mad Wearstler fans seemed to have had a rather dramatic reaction to the book -- they either loved it or hated it. What was your reaction?
In interviews Wearstler has mentioned Doris Duke and Tony Duquette as sources of inspiration, and I definitely see their influence here in the many collected objects, along with a little Billy Haines. Now I'm anxious for the release this year of Wearstler's third title for Harper Collins, which is supposed to feature her latest 1920s Georgian-style residence.