Kelly Wearstler opens her sublime storage space to decor enthusiasts
“My favorite part of the job is combing estate sales for great pieces,” says designer Kelly Wearstler as she walks the aisles of her 10,000-square-foot warehouse. The pieces on the wide metal shelves represent 15 years of scavenging Europe, Asia and the Americas to stock up for future projects and clients. Within the bubble wrap rests some serious ﬁnds: a Louis XV commode, important Mid-century studio furniture—Paul Evans, Harvey Probber—and rare vintage lighting like a 1970 Fillipo Perego table lamp. “None of it was catalogued. We didn’t know what we had,” she says. Now, following months of itemization with associate Andrew Spraggs, Wearstler is giving designers and collectors the appointment-only opportunity to visit the building that’s quietly tucked away in an industrial section of Downtown L.A. There, some of the items will remain in her permanent collection, and others will be available for purchase. “Believe it or not, this isn’t [my] only warehouse. There’s even more.” 323-951-7454; preview highlights on 1stdibs.com.