Situated above Malibu Beach’s incoming tide, this airy seaside residence belongs to the Top Interior designer Kelly Wearstler and her family and it means a new wave in the designer’s style.
The ocean and the sand were the inspiration. A sun-bleached color palette that is softened yet complex, consisting of shades of driftwood taupe, misty gray, watery green and shell pink. Kelly uses colors and textures in the interior design project that reflect calm and relax vibe in harmony with the surroundings.
“It’s an evolution of my style. But I still love the color! In this project, I have given more importance to the textures and the touch ”
The focus of the house was clearly the ocean, and Kelly Wearstler worked, as she says, “to bring the outside in.” In the living room, floor-to-ceiling windows frame the spectacular Pacific. At the center of the house, an enormous skylight was installed and sunshine pours in from above; one leafy tree, soaring two stories high, was planted in the main hall.
In the modern living room, floor-to-ceiling windows show the spectacular Pacific view. Is the perfect house division to enjoy this breathtaking location with her family.
The choice of materials was important to reflect this sophisticated design without with a natural and unrefined style
“The marble is so organic and full of movement, it feels like the ocean,” says Wearstler, “or like being inside a shell.” A range of marble from watery green to brooding storm-cloud black was used throughout the house as wall coverings, custom vanities, and dramatic fireplace.
There are tiny, spiraling, fossilized shells embedded within the marble kitchen counter, and an enormous sculpture of a chambered nautilus in the foyer seems to tumble to the floor, evoking a Jules Verne vision where the known world spins into the imaginary.