Cath Kidston & Her Colorful, Flowery-in-a-Good-Way Home: 15 Picks to Get the Look!

Sheri Reed
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blue couch Cath Kidston

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):

cath kidston look

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:

floral curtains cath kidston

Get the reading room look: I only wish I knew where she found that gorgeous hanging lantern. Anyone?

curtains table

Mantadia Curtain ($248-$268) at Anthropologie

LIATORP Pedestal table-round ($249) at IKEA

bookcase art cath kidston

Get the colorful bowl art look:

multicolored bowls

Waechtersbach Small Dipping Bowls ($7 each) 

Cath Kidston's Guest Room:

blue room painted flower wall

Get the hallway and guest room look:

cath kidston 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:

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.

chair floral towel cath kidston

Get the bathroom look:

cath kidston 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

floral towel chair

Get this look:

cath kidston bath towelsFlowers 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

If you think this little sneak peek is something, see Cath's whole house tour in the current issue of Lonny magazine. It's truly beautiful and happy-making.

Which of Cath Kidston's rooms is your favorite?

 

Images of Cath's home via Lonny magazine

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