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Earlier this week, textile and interior designer Kathryn M. Ireland dropped by the H&H offices to show off her latest fabric collection.

Photo Blog November 12 Kathryn Ireland Living Room

Dubbed Mexico Meets Morocco, it’s a stunning medley of colour and pattern that speaks to the current urge to brighten things up.

Photo Blog November 12 Kathryn Ireland Fabrics

Kathryn’s work has appeared in the pages of numerous glossies and she counts celebrities like Steve Martin and Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg among her clients (she’s based in L.A.), but her designs weren’t available in Canada — until now. Just last week, her website launched an online shop with international shipping to Canada. Yay! I’ve also heard that her fabric and wallpaper might soon be carried at a showroom in Toronto, making her look even more accessible.

Photo Blog November 12 Kathryn Ireland

Kathryn was as easy going and welcoming as her designs, which H&H editors have been drooling over in her latest book, Creating a Home (2009 Gibbs Smith).

Photo Blog November 12 Kathryn Ireland Book

It chronicles the restoration and decoration of her home in Ojai, California, which was just purchased by actress Reese Witherspoon lock, stock and cooking pots.

Photo Blog November 12 Kathryn Ireland Kitchen

Seems Reese not only has a good eye for guys (ahem, Jake Gyllenhaal), but she knows a gorgeous home when she sees one.

Photo Blog November 12 Kathryn Ireland Bedroom

Those of us with shallower pockets can scoop up Kathryn’s next project in Spring 2011. That’s when her follow-up book is due out, which is planned as a scrapbook of the reno of her house in France and will include lifestyle tidbits such as her favourite recipes. Until then, here’s a few more pics to feast your eyes on. I hope you find them as inspiring as I do.

Photo Blog November 12 Kathryn Ireland Fireplace

Photo Blog November 12 Kathryn Ireland Fabrics 2

Photo Blog November 12 Kathryn Ireland Curtain

For Kathryn M. Ireland-inspired prints at HomeSense, see Micheal Penney's July 6, 2009 blog.

Photo credits:
1-3. Kathryn M. Ireland website
Creating a Home (2009 Gibbs Smith), from
5-9. Kathryn M. Ireland website


Kimberley Brown

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