Kathryn Ireland

Kathryn marvels at Mary's grace, laments Monika's seriousness, and worries there's trouble in JAM's paradise.

on Dec 4, 20120

How come Mary always looks so chic and well turned out? She's as well polished as her rooms! I'm so glad I'm not the only one with a difficult client. Although thin and pretty, Monika has little sense of humor. . .and little trust in Mary. It's never easy working from afar, but Mary does a great job of dealing with her somewhat tricky clients, and even though I understand Monika wanting a neutral palette to show off her cloths, Mary's mauve is a triumph: a modern edge on Hollywood galmore circa 1940. . .

I loved seeing Michael on camera. He's really a natural, with a great sense of humor, fun, and joie de vivre. You would have to have those qualities, living with Martyn! I feel for Michael; why change that stunning living room? But rather like me, when something is perfect, it's time for change.

I've spent many a night in Martyn's living room with red curtains, and now, having seen the more somber re-model, it's ravishing, and I don't miss the old.

6 comments
sawtsie
sawtsie

I love, love this show and I love, love and get such a kick out of you!!! You are priceless and the give and take with Jacqueline is soo funny...You are the best and I love your fabrics and designs...sorry I sound like a sappy teenager.....

LisaYoloFan
LisaYoloFan

LOVE how you are dressing this season and of course your completed designs are comfortable and stylish.   Your patience is as amazing as your designs.  :)

phc1
phc1

I think you are so incredibly talented and too funny!  You make the spaces you design feel so real and warm, as a home should.  Loved how you decorated the Ojai ranch - it was too beautiful.  I agree, also, that the clients should let you do your thing...the Factor house turned out so well, thanks to your eye.  Too bad you couldn't finish the beach house - their loss.  The Dallas bedroom was gorgeous.  Love you Kathryn.    

designfan
designfan

Since watching the show these two years, I have come to really love your style and  just bought your newest book.  You have a real talent for putting together patterns and colors.  I can't believe that people who can actually afford to hire you (shannon factor, your friend liz) don't let you do your job.  If I ever had the funds to hire you, I would just  try to learn as much as I could from you!

A question: I have always gravitated towards slightly more contemporary looks, but have been wanting to warm up my decor since seeing your work.  Any suggestions for someone with a more contemporary or transitional decor to start working in your design aesthetics without having to do a total make-over?  Is that possible?

GreatLakes
GreatLakes

So love you and your decorating style! Though I love watching the other decorators on the show I resonate with your decor the most.

 

As for Jeffrey, thought it was cruel when he told Ross he wasn't a model. Perhaps it's an insecurity that Ross won't need him if his modeling career did take off? 

poolsideandhappy
poolsideandhappy

LOVE you Kathryn!! It is so much fun watching you and all of the people you surround yourself with. Thank you for being a part of this show! You always make me laugh and I am amazed how you have the ability to transform spaces into such warm and inviting areas!!! You have an amazing gift!