Beyond pulling a room together with great fabrics and furniture pieces, Kathryn M. Ireland has an extraordinary talent for pulling together stunning tabletops and delicious meals. Here she celebrates good friends and great food in the French countryside and in southern California. In an elegant scrapbook style, she shares her notes and advice on entertaining, particularly outdoors. Join Kathryn and her talented friend Ithaka for a breakfast, lunchtime picnics, a candlelight dinner, afternoon tea, a barbecue, and a wedding--all interlaced with signature Kathryn M. Ireland fabrics. Kathryn M. Ireland is an interior designer, textiles designer, and consummate entertainer. She has published five previous books with Gibbs Smith, including "Summers in France" and "Inspired By . . ." She was a star on Bravo TV's "Million Dollar Decorator." Her work has been seen in "Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Luxe, Coastal Living" and "California Homes, " among others. Ithaka Roddam is a photographer living in London.
Kathryn M. Ireland shows journeys she has taken and the places and people that inspire her creativity, from rural England to Southwest France, from the East Coast U.S. to the West Coast. Mixing textiles and fabrics with furnishings gathered on trips to Morocco, France, London and other international destinations, Kathryn creates sophisticated but welcoming room designs in the States and abroad, from city apartments to ranch homes and French farm houses. Kathryn M. Ireland is a celebrity designer and cast member of Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Decorator. Named by Elle Décor in 2012 as one of the top 25 design stars in the U.S., Kathryn enjoys an international reputation for her expertise in the “sympathetic restoration” of older properties with important architectural origins. A well-established fabric designer, Kathryn has designed a collection for the venerable fabric house Scalamandré. She is the author of four previous books, including Timeless Interiors and Summers in France. She lives in Santa Monica, California, and has a farmhouse in Southwest France
Chronicles the author's interior-design restoration of an estate in California, including the home and stables, using her signature combination of fabrics, ironwork, wood, tile and furniture pieces.
Excursions to flea markets and antiques shops and snapshots of outdoor activities punctuate this luscious book of French country living, which includes home design and ideas plus favorite recipes for Mediterranean-inspired lunches and convivial candlelit dinners.
Showcases the personal style of designer Kathryn M. Ireland through images of interiors she has decorated, highlighting a Spanish revival home, a Santa Barbara horse ranch, a French beach house, a Brentwood estate, and others.
Kathryn M. Ireland is among the world's most influential interiors and fabric designers. Her relaxed, casual European- influenced elegance is highly sought after by her roster of elite international clients. Kathryn's boldy hued, brilliantly patterned fabric designs immediately feel very at home and are an integral part of her interior environments and have become highly coveted by designers and consumers alike. Drawing on inspirations as varied as English florals, Balinese traditional and African tribal prints and wovens inspired by her homes in the Southern France and California, Kathryn uses fabric to inject life and colour into the homes she designs for herself and her clients. For the first time, Kathryn has gathered together her favorite interiors and fabric designs in one inspirational volume. Sumptuously photographed and illustrated, this book will serve as both guide and touchstone for anyone who loves interiors and fabric design.
Fifteen-year-old Sam's fight to save a wilderness area for endangered eagles helps an autistic girl return to reality and reveals her strange hidden power.
Sixteen-year-old Beth and her brother discover that their mother has been estranged from her sister and the rest of her family because of the mysterious death of a man both sisters loved.
Escape into eight fabulous high-end homes—and discover the process behind their designs—in this book from the star of Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorators. From stateside townhomes in New York, beach houses in the Hamptons and Malibu, and ranch homes in California to farmhouses in the English countryside and Southwest France, this collection of Kathryn Ireland’s interiors moves up and down the sliding scale of formality. As Timeless Interiors demonstrates, a Kathryn Ireland–designed space, no matter how playful and unorthodox, is always inviting and livable. As her fabric design business thrived and expanded, so her interior style began to incorporate elements from her expansive travels—paisleys, ikats, and madras—taking on a lively globe-trekker chic appeal. “One of today’s most influential interior designers.” —House Beautiful “Lush, layered rooms steeped in color and texture are Kathryn Ireland's signature. The designer showcases eight of her favorite projects and details the creative process behind each of them. Tips include finding color inspiration, her go-to shops and sources, and the magical power of designer-client friendships.” —Traditional Home “One of the leading interior and textile designers in the United States.” —Los Angeles Times
"Illustrations of American Sign Language, along with labeled photos, introduce children to words and phrases useful for signing around their home"--Provided by publisher.
In 1903, ten-year-old Sofia and her family begin their life in America in Boston, where her father works in a grocery, her mother sells pasta, and she goes to school while trying to stay in touch with her old friend Maureen. Includes historical notes.
An extraordinary look at a unique California style highlights a variety of homes, from restored Mexican-period adobes, to nineteenth-century Victorian farmhouses, to modern ranch houses, all illustrated in stunning full-color photographs.