Kelly Wearstler Mixing Drinks with Athena Calderone Photography by Emily Knecht Via Eye-Swoon
Kelly Wearstler Mixing Drinks with Athena Calderone: Athena Calderone, Creator of Eye-Swoon.com & one of our favorite Interior Designers got together with another TFS’s favorite, the queen of design chic Kelly Wearstler to talk design and mix drinks, and this is the result:
“Kelly introduced me to her line of home and bar accessories, an extension of her overall aesthetic and brand, with a refined palette of black, white, brass, and marble, with gemstone details and a touch of playful whimsy. She has made basic, often mundane bar essentials into something entirely artful. From Kelly’s green marble-clad home bar, we created Cointreau’s refreshing classic lime rickey cocktail—and she shared the inspiration behind some of her favorite bar pieces.”
“Kelly’s design mission: to make a space clever and beautiful without sacrificing functionality. “Chic bar accessories make entertaining in style effortless.” For example, “adding a bejeweled bottle opener to the setup instantly elevates any spread.” The Liaison Collection, which includes objects adorned with bronze lips, are a favorite. “Everyone needs a kiss!” she says. Kelly and I are both inspired by artists who transform everyday objects into works of art and I’d argue she is one of those artists!”
“Kelly’s multitasking mastery ranges from hotel renovation to furniture design, jewelry and home accessories, all in a single day’s work. Talking design and style with her, and hearing about work in her office, where a cross-pollination of design disciplines are born—architecture informs jewelry design, a metal patina or vintage pendant spawns furniture hardware—I was inspired all over again. Read the entire Eye Swoon’s Q&A with Kelly Wearstler and pictures here.