All the beautiful summery inspiration I've been seeing everywhere reminded me how much I love the work of interior designer Kathryn Ireland. The British-born, L.A.-based designer is one of the most celebrated and influential designers working today, and her interiors are breezy, rustic, and refined; exactly the kind of look I've been loving.
Ireland grew up in Britain, and her style definitely reflects her international upbringing. Her work is cultured, eclectic, and a bit bohemian. She blends patterns and bright colors into a beachy L.A. feel, while also incorporating touches of romantic English countryside homes, colorful Moroccan-inspired details, and punchy Spanish flair. Even with such a distinct sense of the cultured world-traveler, Ireland's spaces are personal, livable, and family friendly, so all her designs feel comfortable and individual, never too stuffy or too perfect.
Aside from her active design career, Ireland recently published a new book, Timeless Interiors, not to mention her turn in the fabulous and high-stress reality show Million Dollar Decorator! Check out the show on Bravo and visit Ireland's website for a look into her inspiring interiors and textile designs.