A British textile designer.
When it comes to balancing fabulous with formal, there's no one better than Kathryn Ireland. She's introduced her signature mix of bold patterns and elegant furnishings to many a million-dollar home, from the English countryside to the Hollywood Hills. The British-born, L.A.-based designer's unique style won her celebrity clients — Steve Martin, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Lindsay Lohan, to name a few — and her first collection of fabrics in 1997. Ireland's line of textiles is sold around the world, she's authored four coffee-table books, and is now on Bravo's Million Dollar Decorators. Despite three rambunctious sons, construction snafus and difficult clients, Ireland always keeps her cool — Champagne in one hand, fabric samples in the other. Her choice chair is a Gustavian, her favourite outfit is a Vince sweater, leggings and boots, and she couldn't live without her Aga range: "I've got one in France and a pistachio-coloured one in L.A."
Read about Kathryn Ireland's visit to the H&H offices.