English by birth, Los Angeleno by zip code, and French by nature, pre-eminent interior designer Kathryn M. Ireland is a true citizen of the world. From her legendary “sympathetic restorations” of landmark architectural houses and hotels to extraordinary homes for the Hollywood elite, the Million Dollar Decorator star brings the best attributes of grand European style and laid back California chic to every project.
A diehard fan of bold color, the layering of pattern and texture, and the beauty of imperfection, a Kathryn Ireland interior conveys an easy elegant vibe that is worldly and chic without trying. Her ongoing extensive travels on behalf of clients, and in her role as brand ambassador for the English export line of the beautifully-enameled Aga ranges, continue to serve as a source of inspiration for her highly-esteemed eponymous line of fabrics, available at showrooms throughout the USA and Europe.
The latest edition in her design book series, “Inspired By” will be published this fall by Gibbs-Smith. In addition to Bravo’s MDD, other television appearances have included a House Beautiful profile for A&E; Style Network’s “Shabby Chic”; Food Network’s “Barefoot Contessa”; Keno Brothers’ “Find” on PBS; and “Design Wars”, an interior design makeover reality special which aired on ITV in England. A shelter magazine favorite, Kathryn’s design work appears frequently in Elle Decor, World of Interiors, House Beautiful, Veranda, W, and In Style. When she’s not designing or entertaining, Ireland divides her time between her Spanish Colonial Revival home in Santa Monica, CA and her restored farmhouse and vineyard in Southwest France. She also serves as an ATM machine to three sons.