Kathryn Ireland’s Magical Home

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It is back to reality today after a week of design fun in Los Angeles for Legends of La Cienega. This year’s event was so fun, but I will give you a full recap on that later. One of the highlights of my time in L.A. was being invited to Kathryn M. Ireland‘s beautiful Santa Monica home for an intimate evening with her co-host, Chateau Domingue the premier purveyor of architectural antiques in Houston. Most of the week’s events were filled to the brim with people and were high on energy, so it was wonderful to attend an intimate party in the home of such an influential designer.

Built in 1923, Kathryn’s home is beautiful in photographs and on television, but it is absolutely magical in person. It has such a warm, romantic quality that is difficult to capture through a lens– you have to be there to fully experience it. We were there after dark and the entire home was lit by candlelight. The plaster walls and white painted floors are the ideal backdrop for Kathryn’s beautiful antiques and fabrics. True to Southern California form, the outdoor spaces are as beautiful and functional as the interior of the home, with lush landscaping and plenty of room for guests to mingle. It was such a treat to be invited to Kathryn’s home. It is a truly special and enchanting place.

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Santa Monica home of textile and interior designer Kathryn Ireland

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Santa Monica home of textile and interior designer Kathryn Ireland

Santa Monica home of textile and interior designer Kathryn Ireland

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Santa Monica home of textile and interior designer Kathryn Ireland

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P.S. If you were a fan of Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorator’s, I should tell you that we met Kathryn’s fabulous housekeeper, Jacqueline!

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{Images via Kathryn M. Ireland}

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  1. I agree and I love that her home feels like one.

    It’s not a showroom or a museum. I lived in L.A. for ten years and I have seen my share of mega houses with no soul. Her home is refreshing.