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Kelly Wearstler Reveals the Daring Gift She Wanted as a Kid

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Remember that one Christmas or Hanukkah gift you always wanted as a kid? Be it a Tickle Me Elmo or My Little Pony, your entire life revolved around that item, and nothing could stop you from receiving it—except maybe your parents. Just like last year, we're asking LA style stars to reveal their best childhood wishes. This is All I Wanted For Christmas.

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What can we say about Kelly Wearstler that we haven't said already? In addition to being an award-winning interior designer sought after by megastars like Cameron Diaz, the hometown hero is also a killer collaborator who's offered her unique artistry to brands like Paperless Post, Paper Chase Press, Compartes, and—as of next Thursday, December 11th—Swarovski.

Here, Wearstler tells us about the bold item she once had on her childhood Christmas wish list, and how her mother's objection has inadvertently inspired her approach to design today.

When I was eight years old, I really, really wanted a go-kart. I grew up in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where there are tons of go-kart tracks. I just loved it—we were addicted. I had to have one of my very own. My mom said absolutely not, though; she said it was too dangerous. Now, one of my philosophies in life and in design is 'take risks.' Maybe this is where it comes from!

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