Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Design Find: Kathryn Ireland


Textile designer Kathryn Ireland is known for her compelling mix of bohemian joie de vivre and English polish — as well as a client list that has included Steven Spielberg, Steve Martin and Caroline Kennedy — Few residential styles of architecture marry formal and informal qualities as easily as Spanish Colonial Revival with generously proportioned, eminently livable rooms....Kathryn Ireland loves this type of architecture and she herself lives in such a home.

So for Leslie Burke's five-bedroom Spanish Colonial Revival casa in Palos Verdes Estates, Ireland brings to bear the other half of her style equation: fearless playfulness....see the Veranda for more images

"Spanish Colonial Revival houses may be big and grand, but there's something unpretentious and intimate about them as well," says Ireland. "It's probably my favorite period. It's where my passion lies." She recently restored a 1923 Spanish-style property by architect Wallace Neff in Ojai, California. The renovation — of what was then her own weekend retreat — is documented in "Creating a Home", her book. ...here is some images of her bright and colourful Spanish-style home that was featured in House Beautiful and her book....




















 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Kathryn`s latest book.."Creating a Home" is fabulous....it is all about the restoration and decoration of her home in Ojai, California, (featured above)..... which was recently purchased by actress Reese Witherspoon lock, stock and cooking pots....some more images from her book.....
 
 






12 comments:

Annie said...

All so beautiful. I especially like the tiling on the stairs.

Di Overton said...

Ah, you can't beat a bit of English polish :)

vanessza kiss said...

It's realy beautifolul !!!

Angelique said...

I just wanted to drop a line, I absolutely love your blog. The design, the bohemian ahhhh. Thanks so much for putting time into it. It is helping me discover and define my style as I get ready to re-do my home on a slim budget. Thanks
Angelique

Natalie said...

I love that beautiful shade of green that Kathryn uses throughout her home - kind of emerald, kind of jade. And I love her use of bold exotic patterns!

cityfarmer said...

she does have a way, does she not?

Susan said...

Oh, Gypsy Purple, stop my rapidly beating heart! What splashes of color! What zany decorating! Light! Cheerfulness! LOVED it! Sincerely, Susan

red ticking said...

she is brilliant... playful and elegant all in one.. xx

isabelnotebook said...

Beautiful...
Isabel

SPLENDEROSA said...

I love all these rooms, but my favorite thing is the dining room chair, like giraffe print. Thank you for sharing all this.

permanent magenta said...

I am enjoying your blog immensely! So many beautiful light filled pictures!
This post especially catches my fancy, I guess I love spanish colonial revival! Thanks for showing me:)

Oakdene said...

Hi, nice blog & good post. You have beautifully maintained it,Its really helpful for me, hope u have a wonderful day & awaiting for more new post. Keep Blogging!
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