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Kathryn M. Ireland is among the world's most influential interior and fabric designers. Her style is relaxed, casual European-influenced elegance. In Classic Country, Kathryn illustrates how her fabrics marry effortlessly with those of other designers. She shares her complete philosophy, color sense, and fabric schemes for easy living both indoors and outdoors. Sumptuously photographed and illustrated, this book showcases Ireland's boldly hued, brilliantly patterned designs, accompanied by detailed explanations of inspiration.
Ireland shows how to scheme a room using patterns, textures and colors together to create the feeling of a well-lived life.
Kathryn M. Ireland was raised in London and Scotland. Selected by House Beautiful as one of the top 100 designers in the United States, and touted by House and Gardens as one of ten designers to look out for in the millennium, Ireland's design sensibility has allowed her to create comfortable homes for Hollywood A-listers, English aristocracy, and neighbors next door. She launched her own fabric line in 1997, which is now distributed worldwide. She divides her time between Santa Monica, California, and Toulouse, France.
From the Back Cover
"katherine's sense of of proportions, color and realism for our lifestyles, make her rooms feel alive, inviting and livable! The best compliment of all is when a guest says it doesn't feel like a decorator's decorated. Only Katherine knows how a splash of red will do the right thing for the right place. Her fabrics are classically timeless with such a feeling of lightheartedness like her. "Our home is a collage of cozy vignettes that one has to seriously contemplate and where you wish to land for that moment of reflection and gratitude." -Kari Lyn Jones-Sabin