Quote of Note | Kathryn Ireland


By Stephanie Murg Comment

“I’ve frequently had clients ask me to incorporate various meaningful collections into my design for their homes — from California Plein Air landscapes to tabletop cigarette boxes, art books, and even vintage fishing creels. I love to integrate pieces in my design that have personal meaning to the client. Most people are passionate, even gushing, about where and how and when they found something they love. But if you can’t recall an item’s origin, then maybe it doesn’t belong in your world. When your eyes scan your living room, you should be reminded of pleasant experiences, not the feeling of ‘this room is filled with furnishings of unassailable taste. They exist and I own them.’ That’s no accomplishment.”

-Interior design and Million Dollar Decorator Kathryn Ireland on hoarding versus collecting