Gorgeous whimsy meets comfortable functionality to create unforgettable interiors in Kathryn M. Ireland’s work. One of the most famous interior designers in the world, Kathryn is consistently named as one of Elle Décor’s A-List designers. Her signature look is comfortable, bohemian and family friendly – with dollops of colour and lashings of style.

Always the innovator, Kathryn has most recently set out to disrupt the digital design industry, working with major Silicon Valley tech companies to found ‘The Perfect Room’, the first luxury online concierge design service, providing unparalleled design expertise in a simple online platform.

Her clients include actors and playwrights, Steve Martin, Drew Barrymore, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and David Mamet, plus Tech entrepreneurs from the Dollar Shave Club and Apple. Kathryn is the author of six best-selling books, including Timeless Interiors, Summers in France, and Kathryn At Home. She has also starred in Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Decorators, and on ITV’s Design Wars. She continues to appear on Good Morning America and other morning shows.

Kathryn will be kicking off the first virtual Australian House & Garden International Seminar Series at Decor + Design 360 at 10am AEST on Monday 28 September, sharing her tips on creating ‘The Perfect Room’.

In the lead up to the event, we asked Kathryn to share her inspirations…plus which artist from history she’d choose to be in lockdown with!

How would you define the ‘Kathryn M. Ireland aesthetic’?

Colourful and comfortable, with a lack of orthodoxy.

What’s one design rule you live by? 

More is more!

Which artist or designer from history would you choose to be in isolation with?

(Italian Renaissance architect) Andrea Palladio. 

Why is interior design important for the world right now?

We are all focused more on how we live, due to being in exile in our homes.

You’ll be taking part live in Decor + Design’s first virtual Australian House & Garden International Seminar Series on September 28. Can you give us a sneak peek at what you’ll be talking about?

I’ll talk about taking the time to reevaluate our living space, our lives and moving forward and being positive about the future. I’ll also discuss working with my son Otis, who has a textile collection, plus current projects from the Hollywood Hills to Palm Beach, the new fabric collection, and working with artisans versus the big brands.

Kathryn M. Ireland will be opening the Australian House & Garden International Seminar Series this Monday 28 September at 10am AEST. The seminar will be a dynamic mix of exclusive pre-recorded footage and live Q & A. Register now to attend the trade exhibition at Decor + Design 360 and reserve your seminar pass. View the full program here.