BRENTWOOD, KATHRYN M IRELAND
English Interior Designer Kathryn M Ireland has made a name for herself creating colourful and yet timeless residences, but a recent Brentwood Project saw her clients throw her a curveball requesting a more minimal and contemporary edge to Ireland's classic style. We spoke exclusively with Kathryn about her latest project and all things happening in the world of KMI.
What was the concept of the Brentwood project?
To create a Home for empty nesters, whose children would continue to spend time at the house. To take the Spanish Revival style that is so admired here in Southern California and give it a contemporary edge. Inspired by the great architects of the last century Paul Williams, Wallace Neff and George Washington Smith but with a clean monastic look of this century
What was the client brief?
Unlike the earlier architecture which tended to be dark, there were to be lots of light in this house.
What is your favourite room/element of the project?
The Crittall doors throughout the house, the wide hallways and the small cosy library one of the few rooms in the house along with the bar that has colour.
What are you currently inspired by?
The Cotswolds, the houses and landscapes. I'm working on a project there at the moment, that needs to have a complete remodel, without changing the bones of the place.
How would you describe the spirit of a Kathryn Ireland designed home in one word?
How has your business changed over the last year to adapt to changing times?
I've been ahead of the curve having developing an online platform for Interior Design. The Perfect Room. Using the rooms as inspiration from over a dozen household names in Interior Design, we package rooms that can be delivered to your door and installed by local interior designers or indeed the client.
For more information go to: www.kathrynireland.com/