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Kathryn Ireland’s Timeless Interiors—and a Giveaway!

from Kathryn M. Ireland Timeless Interiors, photo © 2012 Tim Beddow.

Some designers have It, with a capital I. One of these lucky ducks is Kathryn Ireland, and we’re endlessly awed by her innovation and spirited approach to living spaces. In her fourth book, Timeless Interiors, the famed fabric designer, Elle Decor A-List Designer darling, and star of Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Decorators shares eight of her unfairly amazing designs.

Whether it’s a coastal Normandy manor, a Spanish Colonial Revival in Palos Verdes, or a cozy cottage in Beverly Hills, Kathryn shows an uncanny talent for transforming the disparate into the dazzling. As 1stdibs founder Michael Bruno says in the foreword, “It’s a wonder to me how she can use so many different patterns and textures, surround them all with found objects and antiques and make them all feel woven together with ease.”

We couldn’t agree more. Every one of Kathryn’s spaces has an eclectic, worldly, brainy feel that never veers into the snobbish or overdone. We love the way she tempers grand pieces and expensive antiques with rustic salvaged woods, natural-fiber rugs, and unexpected bits of quirkiness (a collection of petite terrier sculptures, anyone? How about a Spanish chess table to showcase your Mexican dripware?). We’re also huge fans of her unabashed use of color, especially decadent shades of red. What we love most is Kathryn’s ability to design for casual comfort and everyday living while still incorporating impossibly cool statement pieces and some of the wildest combinations of textiles we’ve ever seen. (Heck, we’re still swooning over that stitched-together collection of Afghani rugs used as a stair runner.) There’s a decidedly European sumptuousness to her work, with a healthy dose of laid-back California cool.

from Kathryn M. Ireland Timeless Interiors, photo © 2012 Tim Beddow.

from Kathryn M. Ireland Timeless Interiors, photo © 2012 Tim Beddow.

from Kathryn M. Ireland Timeless Interiors, photo © 2012 Tim Beddow.

from Kathryn M. Ireland Timeless Interiors, photo © 2012 Tim Beddow.

from Kathryn M. Ireland Timeless Interiors, photo © 2012 Tim Beddow.

from Kathryn M. Ireland Timeless Interiors, photo © 2012 Tim Beddow.

Now it’s your turn to drool over Kathryn Ireland’s designs. To win your free copy of Timeless Interiors, all you have to do is check out our Rafflecopter entry form below, and choose one or more methods of entry. The giveaway ends on Sunday, December 30 at 11:59 p.m. EST—don’t miss out! View the full details here.

Congratulations to our winner, Debbie from Maryland!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

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5 comments

g miller December 27, 2012 at 9:48 am

Awesome! Kathy can you come to my house i really need a makeover!

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Erin G December 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I love Kathryn Ireland!

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joe miller December 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm

My wife and i really need your help!

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Candace Reed December 28, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Love your designs.

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Sarah Jessica Farber December 30, 2012 at 12:03 am

Holy gorgeousness!

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