First/Person: The Art of Creating with Kerry Irvine

Cara Gibbs

18 June 2020


Listen in as our Creative Director chats with inspiring leaders from all industries as they discuss art, travel, design and everything in between.





Sign… Virgo

Coffee or Tea…Coffee

Never without… Lip balm and moisturizer

BLANK is the new BLANK... Quarantine is the new Staycation and Kindness is the new cool.

Color you couldn’t live without… All colors

Fave color combo… Olive & lavender

Design muse… I love Hemant and Nandita. Their prints and fabrics are so beautiful.

Favorite museum… The Moma & The Met. I love NYC & our museums need us more than ever.

Last trip you were on... Because of Covid, it’s been a while since I have traveled. If we were in normal times, my sister and I would be on our annual trip to see our friends on Nantucket.

Last book you read… Ninth Street Women

Favorite restaurant (for design inspiration)… The Beekman in NYC & 7 Gerard on Long Island

Favorite hotel… Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica



Design is… Abundant and everywhere. Just open your eyes.

Art will always… Survive & be necessary. Society will always look to the artists for hope.

If you were a color it would be… Indigo Blue

If you were a texture it would be… Cashmere

I’m a firm believer in… The Beatitudes

I’m deeply grateful for… My favorite partner in crime, family, close friends and the ability to create art

The world needs more… Acceptance, empathy and patience.






Brushwork Linen, Primer, S. Harris, Fabrics, S. Harris Fabric


Hartigan, Black Jute, S. Harris, Fabrics, S. Harris Fabric

Helen On Linen, Sienne Gold, S. Harris, Fabrics, S. Harris Fabric




Cara Gibbs

Cara is a freelance design and lifestyle writer, editor, and stylist residing in Manhattan. Formerly the principal style editor at Luxe Interiors + Design, she now is a regular contributor to Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Wallpaper, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. She is also the co-founder of the artisan marketplace, In The Pursuit, a platform that marries content with commerce through a lifestyle lens.

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