I think a good way to start his blog is to share a few of my ‘Designer Crush’s’!

Unoriginal to design blog land, I am a huge fan of American designer Kelly Wearstler! I love the drama she creates in her work. I find her use of colour so emotive and powerful.

I first ‘found’ her years ago when I was in a book shop flipping through some design books and I just couldn’t put it down! Happily on that day the ‘fella’ & I decided to each buy one book! I chose her book “modern glamour” and ‘tall man’ bought “1000 films you should see in your life”. Quite a contrast!!! Not surprisingly, I have devoured my book & I know he has barely looked at his!

(Due to my ‘novice’ skills here so far, I have no Kelly Wearstler pics to share – so check out the KWID website to see her gorgeousness!)

Another ‘designer crush’ I have is on Kathryn Ireland. I was lucky enough to hear her speak at a trade show here in Melbourne a few weeks ago. She is full of energy and I could have listened to her talk for hours! She is a shameless name dropper (by her own admission!) and I loved every second of it!!!

As well as doing fabulous decorating projects, Kathryn also designs her own fabric range, beautiful patterns printed onto hemp base cloths. I am yet to get my hands on her fabrics but will devour when I do!! In the meantime the signed copy I have her book “Classic Country” will have to do it for me! (who is the name dropper now!!)

The image below is off her own kitchen in her house in LA. I LOVE the colours & un-preciousness of the interior. Its a kitchen where real lfe happens!! its not shown here, but this room also has an original ‘Damien Hirst’ piece. A modern peice that doesnt look out of place!

Kathryn Ireland via House Beautiful

Kathryn Ireland via House Beautiful