"Kelly Wearstler defines California design with her raw-meets-refined aesthetic and glamorous celebration of natural materials,” said California Home+Design's editor-in-chief Erin Feher. “Her work is constantly breaking new ground and is admired by designers and design enthusiasts around the world."
The magazine will bestow its prestigious Design Icon award to Wearstler at its annual awards gala on Tuesday, February 4, in San Francisco.
Now in its 9th year, California Home+Design has invited California-based designers to enter their recent, innovative work for review and the entire spring issue will be devoted to the winning projects. Guest judges this year included designers Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Mary McDonald, and blogger Caitlin Flemming.
In addition to Wearstler, a dozen winners will be chosen across the categories of Residential Interior Design (more than 3,000 s.f.), Residential Architecture (more than 3,000 s.f.), Residential Interior Design (less than 3,000 s.f.), Residential Architecture (less than 3,000 s.f.), Landscape Design, New Product Design, Kitchen & Bath Design, Showcase House, Room of the Year, Commercial Architecture and Emerging Designers.
More than 400 industry guests are expected to attend the gala, where Wearstler will accept her award and the design winners will be announced. The party begins at 6:00 p.m. at the San Francisco Design Center's Galleria Atrium. Guests will be greeted with the unveiling of the spring issue of California Home+Design, cocktails, light bites and a silent auction.