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Interior designer Kelly Wearstler’s foyer is almost as famous as Kelly herself. If you’re aware of Kelly Weastler’s designs, you probably have seen this picture before. We all have our opinion about her, some think she’s a really good interior designer, some say that they simply don’t understand what goes on in her head when she designs a room, others love the mix of color and unique furniture she chooses. I’ve heard before people saying that she should thank the media for loving her looks and her “edgy” way to decorate because if it wasn’t for all media exposure she gets, she wouldn’t be as loved as she is if the love depended only on her work. Yes, Kelly Weartler’s designs can cause controversy. You either love them or you hate them. I guess you can also simply admire her style but never pay to live with it. Anyway, today I want to ask you what you think about her foyer.

We’ve seem this foyer before, right? So, take a good look at it again and forget for a minute it belongs to this very famous interior designer. Pretend you enter a house and the first thing you see is this! What’s your reaction? Cool or Fool?



Kelly Wearstler and her two sons.

If you asked me what I think about Kelly Wearstler, I would not know what to say at times! Sometimes, I see certain things she creates and I think she’s fabulous, so creative, so “outside of the box”. Other times, I think it’s just way overboard for my particular taste. Loving or not, I think I should admire her for being an icon in the interior design world. But… this foyer… Oh, my! 🙂

Now, you tell me! Is Kelly Wearstler’s foyer Cool or Fool?

What are your plans for this weekend? I hope you can do whatever you really want to. Sometimes all we need is to get out of the house, breathe new air, talk to interesting people, see an old friend (the one that knows the real you) and other times, all we need is to have a quiet, calming, peaceful weekend. Just us, with our family or just ourselves and a great book (or movie with some popcorn?) as our company. Whatever your “perfect” kind of weekend may be I hope you experience it this weekend. Have fun, be happy and safe.

See you back here on Monday!


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* “Cool or Fool” happens every Friday. I’ve started this section where I post “different” and controversial things that I know some of you will love and others will not. The point is to tell us what you really think, regardless of anything. It’s a space where you speak your mind and analyze what you see. Have fun with it and laugh along the way!

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  1. Amy Vermillion said,

    Bonjour Luciane! I couldn’t do it!!!
    I need a peaceful palette after my long day in the interior design trenches.

  2. Well, I think it is a perfect expression of her personality, but no way would I want my own foyer to look this way!

  3. Claudia said,

    FOOL! There’s just no way I could live with that.

  4. jess b said,

    Fool!! I don’t get her style at all! Wouldn’t want to live in any of her rooms!

  5. COOL! It’s not my foyer. I don’t have to live there. It’s great to be different, to inpire others to develop their creativity, not just to follow the main stream. I’ve learn a lot from Kelly’s books. Kelly is unique. love bold design. COOL!
    p.s.: Luciane, thanks for your lovely comment yesterday!

  6. Cole@LavishProperty said,

    FOOL! So overpowering, and a bit silly! I could never live in a house like that.

    Have a good weekend!

  7. Meera @ firstsense said,

    I think a lot of people struggle with what to think about Kelly’s style and you have put it very well here!

    If I walked into this foyer (without knowing who it belonged to) I would imagine a crazy-haired eccentric had been let lose with paint and a big brush!

    My vote is Fool.

  8. Maya @ Completely Coastal said,

    I have no attraction to her design style. I’m not looking for edgy modern screaming when it comes to interior design.

  9. ymeagirl said,

    FOOL, FOOL, FOOL. I just don’t get her style. From her interior design, to the way she dresses to her hair style. Perhaps not in the above pics but in past tv appearances. Her foyer looks like a really bad nightmare – those poor kids.

  10. designchic said,

    Could hardly wait to get over here to see the cool or fool today, andI have to say cool. I couldn’t live with it myself, but she’s a young designer that probably lives with her choices for a year not ten like I do. It’s fun,lively and looks like a house filled with darling young children. The BG restaurant she designed is one of my all time favorites…hope your weekend is fabulous Luciane!!

  11. Sheila Zeller said,

    This foyer is not for me. I do like the splash of the artwork – but on its own is more my style. And that’s how I embrace Kelly’s design style. It’s the moments within her designs that I fall in love with, not usually the overall look. I think she does an amazing job when she works with natural elements… so I guess it all depends. Great risky ‘cool’ or ‘fool’ topic today Luciane! 🙂 Sheila

  12. Uptown Wife said,

    Ack! Fool! Don’t like it at all. It just looks like the kids got a hold of the paint brushes.

  13. SizzleandZoom said,

    As much I as I love art I couldn’t live with those walls.
    I would get so tired of the orange designs in a hurry.
    However, I love the staircase. I could live without
    the horse, the gold hand(overdone) and the zebra
    rug. So it’s fool for me.

  14. Maria Killam said,

    Great post, I would call her foyer art NOT something anyone should copy. And not my taste, but a good conversation anyway!

  15. Monique said,

    Cool for Kelly; I love color but this is not something I’d replicate.

  16. Michele said,

    never struggled with what to think about Kelly’s style: TOTALLY COOL, ballzy, and renegade.

    always wonderful to chat with you, L. sorry i’m so late to the table tho. an unbelievably trippy day (ALL GOOD).

    keep this series going, there’s great energy here!


  17. kathie said,

    She probably had her kids do it.


    hi Lucieane well !! clearly an example of the Kings new clothes ! whilst i love OFF the wall stuff THIS IS BEYOND WORDS YUK springs to mind !
    obviosly so that the children can paint on the walls un noticed HAve a peaceful weekend Fay xxx

  19. the enchanted home said,

    Fool (for me personally) for her she obviously loves it and thats really counts. But if you are going to put yourself out there for all to see, you have to expect you are going to get some criticism/bad press. Personally I don’t care for her style and TO ME, she is highly highly overrated. Shes a pretty girl and I think the media liked what they saw, latched onto her quirky style which she has worked hard to protect and keep and its been a winning equation for her ever since. I couldn’t live with that foyer for a single day but I am also a total purist. Good post and good to hear others opinions! Have a great weekend Luciane!!

  20. Donnie said,

    It’s a great place for small children but I would come armed with painters…lol…..Take care.

  21. Kathysue said,

    Lucianne, this is in no way cool!! My first reaction is that she let her darling little guys get loose with a paint brush. I am like you, I admire her skill in branding her name and products but sometimes when trying to be soooo different we go into, that’s just crazy land, KS

  22. Lori said,

    Cool… as long as didn’t have to pay for it or live with it.

  23. Tammy@InStitches said,

    I think she is gorgeous, the foyer walls, not so much ! Love this idea for a series.

  24. Tereza said,

    Oi, Luciane!
    Fool. com certeza. Acho impossível conviver em qualquer que seja o ambiente montado por ela, digo montado porque não entendo como decorado.

  25. Splendid Sass said,

    I like a lot of her work, but this is just tacky!
    Hope that your are having a wonderful weekend, Luciane!

  26. Jessica Tibbits said,

    I had never heard of her so I googled her website. Like a Where’s Wally book where you search and find an interesting piece or even several, but he overall feel is too energised and chaotic. I couldn’t imagine living in one of her interiors and her foyer looks like hobos have got in and graffitied it.

  27. Connie Heffner said,

    FOOL. It’s not something I would want. It looks like the kids painted it.

  28. Dovecote Decor said,

    Well: I’m on the fence. I would love to be a guest at this house, because this hall says party!! I think its fun and I’ve loved some of the wild 60’s houses people have done. Like everyone else, I couldn’t live with it. We love cool or fool!!

  29. hannah said,

    the creative brain of kelly wearstler never ceases to amaze me. i say COOL. she’s a true innovator of fashion and design.

  30. melissa said,

    Just fool. Dumb in fact. What a waste of a beautiful space.

  31. melissa lee said,

    I believe she is like a gadfly, sent to stir things up. Really it’s just about not taking ourselves or design to seriously… Most fashion and design is about trying to get love or approval from others. There is to much personal identity attached to things.. Read about how Oprah decorated her homes from a “look at me” stand point. She has said that it really was not about her, but about impressing others. Now, some could say this foyer could be that too.. I say, she is bold, not afraid not get comments like most that were posted here and most people are way to afraid to follow themselves for fear of that….. Years ago, I would have hated it, but now I would embrace… it! I really is just about having fun before you die…. xoxo Melissa

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