British Style SettersTuesday, April 26, 2011
Kathryn M. Ireland ~ this British born interior designer made her way to Los Angeles in the mid 1980s and quickly became sought after for her mix of color, texture, and English country appeal. She has since launched her own line of furniture & custom designed textiles. She was featured in the In Style Home magazine Fall/Winter 2004 issue, with her top 10 design secrets.
The Rug Company ~ Husband and wife owners Christopher & Suzanne Sharp (pictured above), founded their London based custom rug business in 1997. Their success lies in tapping into a network of established designers to create custom patterns for their rugs. Click here to read my previous post on this dynamic duo and see photos of their home from the March 2010 issue of Vogue magazine.
Shabby Chic ~ Rachel Ashwell is the creator behind this style movement that sparked the witty design phrase and company name, Shabby Chic. The essence of the look is English garden meets casual LA living. Her home was featured in the November 2003 issue of Country Home magazine.
Rita Konig ~ The daughter of legendary British interior designer Nina Campbell, Rita takes her own design road when furnishing her home & her client's spaces. Never one to follow the design trends, her look is rooted in classic form, with layers of bohemian spirit & old world European feel. Rita splits her duties, also serving as a journalist with a focus on design features. Her Notting Hill apartment was photographed for the July/August 2006 issue of Domino Magazine.
Jo Malone ~ Scent maker extraordinaire Jo Malone quickly gained a loyal following of her fruit and herb infused scents -- from perfumes to soaps to candles. She sold her London based fragrance company in 1999 to Estee Lauder. She remained on board as Creative Director until 2006. Ever the entrepreneurial spirit, Malone is launching a new line fittingly titled Jo Loves. Watch the video below to see Malone discuss her new venture.