European tradition meets California informality and globe-trekker chic.
From stateside townhomes in New York, beach houses in the Hamptons and Malibu, and ranch homes in California to farmhouses in the English countryside and Southwest France, this collection of Kathryn Ireland’s interiors moves up and down the sliding scale of formality.
As Timeless Interiors demonstrates, a Kathryn Ireland–designed space, no matter how playful and unorthodox, is always inviting and livable. As her fabric design business thrived and expanded, so her interior style began to incorporate elements of from her expansive travels—paisleys, ikats, and madras— taking on a lively globe-trekker chic appeal.
This mid-career report card showcases rooms and residences that Kathryn designed last week and as far back as 20 years ago. Even her earliest installations are aging extremely well, like a good Bordeaux.
Kathryn M. Ireland is among House & Garden's "10 to Watch" architects and designers expected to influence 21st-century style. She starred in Bravo TV's Million Dollar Decorator in 2011. She is the author of Summers in France, Creating a Home and Classic Country. She divides her time between Santa Monica, California, and Montauban, France.