The new issue of Lonny magazine features the home of designer Cath Kidston.
Do you know Cath? She's known as the "Queen of Florals" and if you love pretty flowery things, you've probably come across her work. And if you're not into floral designs, Cath can probably change your mind because she does them so well.
I can't even tell you how inspired I am by Cath's home. Read on for a sneak peek and for 15 decor picks inspired by her home. We may not be Cath Kidston, but that doesn't mean we can't be driven to "get the look" of her spectacular home.
Get the living room look (above):
Ruby Kilim Rustic Red Black Euro European Pillow Sham Cover ($24.99) at Amazon
Manchester Apartment Sofa ($1,639) at Ballard Designs
Greek Flokati Shag Rug ($299) at Rugs USA
In 1993, Cath Kidston opened a tiny shop selling the vintage fabrics, wallpapers and brightly-painted junk furniture in London’s Holland Park. She slowly turned traditional English country into a much-coveted design style and began her own print and product designs, which today includes fabric, bags, clothing, home decor, stationery, gorgeous iPhone cases, and more. Now she sells her designs online and in stores all around the UK, as well as in Ireland and Japan. Cath Kidston has also published five books, most recently Sew! in October 2009 – a follow-up to Make!, her 2008 book.
Here's more inspiration from her home.
Cath Kidston's Reading Room:
Get the reading room look: I only wish I knew where she found that gorgeous hanging lantern. Anyone?
Mantadia Curtain ($248-$268) at Anthropologie
LIATORP Pedestal table-round ($249) at IKEA
Get the colorful bowl art look:
Waechtersbach Small Dipping Bowls ($7 each)
Cath Kidston's Guest Room:
Get the hallway and guest room look:
Round Hand Painted Chair (£65.00 = about $102) at Cath Kidston
Handknitted cable bolster cushion ($51) at Strikk
Antique Rose Wallpaper (£22 = about $35) at Cath Kidston
Cath Kidston's Bathroom:
Cath hid her bathroom sink in an armoire and built an old-fashioned commode chair around the toilet. Without all the "ugly" plumbing ruining the view (beautiful tub excluded, of course), I imagine her white-planked bathroom is a really nice place to be.
Get the bathroom look:
Balloons print by Juliane Eirich ($20-$2,000) at 20x200
Fancy White Square Mirror ($59.99) at Bed Bath & Beyond
Red Toile Chair Pad ($24) at Amazon
Get this look:
Flowers Bath Towels (£5-£32 = about $8-$50) at Cath Kidston
Stripe Skirted Beige Parsons Chair ($92) at DCG Stores
Spot Bath Towels (£18-£28 = about $29-$44) at Cath Kidston
Which of Cath Kidston's rooms is your favorite?