Carolina Irving is every interior designer’s dream. Her textile collections are out of this world, inspired by her many travels to India, the Middle East, Turkey, Italy and Greece. An art historian educated in Paris and savvy business woman, Carolina has a keen sense of style that appears effortless and natural.
‘‘My fabrics look old, hand printed, vegetable dyed,’’ Irving says. ‘‘A modern twist isn’t me at all.’’
Everything she does is beautiful, from her fashion line with Lisa Fine to her home décor collection with Penny Morrison, and of course, her own line of textiles. Irving is elegant and talented, and her homes are an expression of that elegance – a delight to look at and study, sophisticated and bohemian.
She is not an interior designer per se, but easily could and should be. Her approach to decorating is deeply personal and her homes are a reflection of her many passions: travel, art, books, entertaining, and vintage textiles.
”Surround yourself with objects and colors that speak to you and make you dream, and don’t be afraid to mix patterns.”
Her philosophy about creating inspiring spaces is one I think we could all embrace.
This gorgeous guest bedroom used to be a part of Carolina and Ian Irving’s Hampton beach house. The room has since moved on to a new look and Carolina has moved on with her two daughters into a chic Parisian apartment with soaring ceilings, yet this tiny beach house bedroom is one to remember.