Based in Los Angeles, Kelly Wearstler is known for mastering the art of blending Art Deco, Hollywood Regency, and Mid-Century Modern styles. Conceiving not only luxury hotel interiors but also grand residences, her interior design projects are always with over-the-top accents, mixing it with rich textures and statement pieces from different eras. One of these remarkable projects is the Austin Proper Hotel & Residences, a modern hotel with a unique design.
The lakeside modern building is located amongst Austin’s creative hub, with Kelly Wearstler’s creative direction considering site-specific influences from traditions of artistry and craftsmanship unique to the Texan capital. The layered, individualistic interior takes cues from Austin’s most stately luxury homes.
Designed by Kelly Wearstler, the boutique hotel has emerged in Austin’s glorious view, a place so unique that it completely stands for its own modern interior design that could only belong to one of the best females and one of the world’s top interior designers, Kelly Wearstler. The sculptural construction that is the Austin Proper Hotel & Residences includes 32 stories merging a 244-room destination hotel with 99 fashionable and private residences. Established in the cultural crossroads of Austin’s Downtown Second Street District, the interior design project is the result of an incredible partnership among Kelly Wearstler, Handel Architects, and McGuire Moorman Hospitality.
Inside this new boutique design hotel, there are stunning, striking and eye-catching details: a sculptural staircase installation of 60 patch-worked vintage rugs and a monolithic timber and ceramic grandfather clock in the lobby of Kelly Wearstler’s modern hotel. Also, there are surfaces add textural interest, with local artists and materials featuring prominently throughout. Such relevant elements comprise pots, trays and cabinet inlay tiles by ceramicist Rick Van Dyke; locally quarried travertine on the pool deck; Delta wood paneling; native Elmwood; and antique mirror finishes.
Each of the 244 modern bedrooms and suites counts Austin as a muse and is heavily influenced by local craftsmanship techniques, from raw travertine sourced from nearby quarries to original fiber artworks by Magda Sayeg and trays by Rick Van Dyke. Branded touches include Kelly Wearstler x Parachute Home robes and signature Proper beds layering Simmons Providence Mattresses, Fili D’oro, and Bellino Fine Linens.