by Kathryn M Ireland (Simon & Schuster)

A real-life conversation with designer Kathryn Ireland is one of the great pleasures of life, and while most of us may not have met her in person, here she is in print, with as much gusto and presence as if she were in our own living room. We at MILIEU have been very fortunate to feature many of her projects, including her own homes in France, Los Angeles, and London in our pages. It’s hard to believe, given her sheer youthful vitality, that she has been doing what she does best for more than 30 years, with much of her best work revealed in this new volume. Not only do we see the rooms she’s made for herself and her clients, but we also “hear” her anecdotes about a rich life in design—and one that is flourishing and ongoing still.