Kathryn M. Ireland
Kathryn M. Ireland is a British-born, Los Angeles based interiors and textile designer. She is the author of four books including Summers in France (April 2011, Gibbs Smith) and the upcoming Timeless Interiors to be released this fall (October 2012). Ireland also stars in Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Decorators, which returns this fall for its second season. The show follows Ireland as she creates stylish homes for her clientele of celebrities and tastemakers, which have included Steve Martin, Robert Zemeckis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Arianna Huffington. In addition to her thriving interior design practice, Ireland launched her first collection of signature fabrics in 1997 and since then and has released over 50 patterns including her newest collection Summers in France (May 2012). Ireland’s textile collections are available through her eponymous showroom in West Hollywood, California and other notable showrooms around the world.
Kathryn’s signature style has been described as comfortable, bohemian, and family friendly with large doses of color and a lack of orthodoxy, which ELLE Décor dubbed “seat-of-the-pants chic.” Her work has been published internationally in top magazines such as The World of Interiors, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, InStyle, ELLE Décor, Veranda, Traditional Home, People, The Wall Street Journal, W, Vogue Living and more. Prior to joining the cast of Million Dollar Decorators, Ireland also appeared on numerous television programs including Style Network’s Shabby Chic, Food Network’s Barefoot Contessa, and ITV’s Design Wars in the UK. A popular public speaker, Ireland has given keynote addresses to interior design professionals and enthusiasts around the globe.
Born in England, Kathryn was raised at her parents’ homes in London and Scotland. She arrived in Los Angeles in 1986. Prior to launching her interior design business in the early ‘90s, Kathryn was an actress, clothing designer and filmmaker.
Kathryn divides her time between Santa Monica, California and Montauban, France.