Eclectic Interior Designer Keith Irvine Dies at 82

Keith Irvine

From The New York Times : Keith Irvine, an interior designer who brought a sense of wit and unpredictability to the English country-house style that won the allegiance of clients like Jacqueline Onassis, Rex and Lady Harrison, and Pat and William F. Buckley Jr., died on May 31 in Carmel, N.Y. He was 82. The cause was cardiac arrest, said his wife, Chippy. Mr. Irvine learned his trade at the hands of John Fowler of Colefax & Fowler, the firm that popularized the English country-house style after World War II. To continue reading, visit .

Image of Keith Irvine with his wife, Chippy. Photo Phil Mansfield for The New York Times.
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