The Home Design Edit: The Aesthetics I Live By

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I live for design and get so inspired by perfectly curated homes. It’s difficult to find interior designers that spark that joy for me. Here are my top three curators who I would blindly trust with my home.

Kelly Wearstler

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Not only do I have a girl crush on her and her style, Kelly Wearstler‘s aesthetic is exactly what I envision when I think elevated home.

A multi-layered, stimulating sensory experience is at the center of Wearstler’s design approach. Through an exploration of materiality, color, forms and an intuitive juxtaposition of contemporary and vintage, architectural and organic, graphic and instinctual, she curates a wealth of experiences into every space. Wearstler believes that honoring history, location and architecture is imperative to pushing the boundaries and challenging the rules.

Among Wearstler’s most notable projects are Santa Monica Proper Hotel, Austin Proper Hotel, San Francisco Proper Hotel, Four Seasons Anguilla, BG Restaurant at Bergdorf Goodman, the Viceroy Hotels and Residences, Westfield Century City, Tides Miami and custom residences for high-profile private clients. One of the key forces behind the rise of the designer hotel in the early 2000s, Wearstler is currently designing for a new age of elevated residential hotel living with a distinctive vision of authentic cultural immersion and site-specific design.

Wearstler received her academic training in interior, architectural and graphic design and is the author of five design books. Accolades include Elle Décor’s A-List, Architectural Digest’s AD100, AD France AD100, AD Spain Top International Designer, Wallpaper Magazine Top 20 Designers, Time Magazine The Design 100. Wearstler is the first interior designer to teach a MasterClass and is a board member for Desert X.

LP Creative

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LP Creative is bi-coastal interior design studio founded by creative director and principal, Lauren Piscione.

LP Creative approaches design through a storytelling lens, endeavoring to create richly textured spaces that are at once evocative and livable, and leans into the unmistakable honesty and authenticity that come from the human hand at work.

Underscoring this ethos is a commitment to supporting emerging artists and makers whose works contribute to an enduring sense of discovery long after the design process has ended.

The process of sourcing every piece is considered and deliberate. LP Creative looks at each one as a character in the story of the space, its own page torn from a book, which, when combined as whole, underpin the dialogue of a broader design narrative.

Through a process deeply rooted in research, discovery and collaboration, LP Creative aims to create the interiors you never knew you wanted.

LP Creative has been featured in Architectural Digest, New York Times and many other publications.

Julie Hillman Design

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Julie Hillman’s approach to designing residential spaces focuses on a thoughtful curation of collectible items that speak to both the client’s unique interests and her eclectic aesthetic.  She cultivates a creative dialogue between the architects, artisans and craftsmen to ensure that each home tells its own story.  She believed there should be harmony in every room in a home, and the best way to achieve this is to create a subtle yet unexpected mix of decorative and functional arts. She feels that every item in a room should be in conversation with one another while maintaining its own significance.

Julie’s goal is to help each home possess a distinctive, timeless and unique style that is not based on any specific criteria, but on the collaborative vision of designer and client.

Julie Hillman Design has had the pleasure of designing high-end residential homes in New York City, The Hamptons, Aspen, Miami, Palm Beach and Europe.  Julie’s work is often featured in design publications in the US and abroad.  She is notably recognized in Architectural Digest’s 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 AD100 Lists.  

Claudia Saez-Fromm

An entrepreneur, innovator, and singularly successful real estate salesperson, fitness fiend, foodie, mommy, and fashion fan.

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