Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Barbara Barry tribute

One of my all time favorite interior designers is Barbara Barry. My current obsession with American interior design all started with her. I remember searching for every scrap of info, any photo I could find and was thrilled when her website was created. In my opinion she has created some of the most beautiful and elegant interiors, and some even more beautiful furniture and product designs. She was my idol. Well, she still is really, but let's just say I've branched out. Not so much moved on, but I'm exploring other options. Since I started reading blogs and I started my own I've discovered so many other talented designers around the world, but mostly in the US, and have been a bit neglectful of my original mentor. So I thought it was about time that I paid tribute to the woman who got me started on this journey. Here are just a few of my favorites...

Let's hope my slipper chair looks this stylish once its been recovered!








9 comments:

Mrs. Blandings said...

Truly one of my favorites, too. I admire her low-watt, high style. When I see her rooms I always wonder why I end up with to much strong color -hers are so elegant. She deserved a little blog-love!

Mrs. Jules said...

From one of your many diverse readers, thank you for this post! I'm also a huge fan of Miss Barry. The pictures you've posted are beautiful.

I also work in the design industry, and was so honored to be able to briefly meet this fascinating lady when she did a lecture here in the San Francisco Bay Area a few years ago.

I read your lovely blog daily as it arrives in my mailbox every morning. ;)

Great post!

M&Co said...

Sooo elegant! I'm a fan too ;-)

Brilliant Asylum said...

Her style is so crisp and clean. I love what I am assuming is her dressing room (2nd photo). That is an interesting way to do mirrored closet doors without being so obvious.

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Suzy - I can so see why you love Barbara Barry - she is one stlyish lady :-)

Suzy said...

I know what you mean Mrs Blandings - I guess it takes real strength to keep editing and to keep such a beautifully serene palette.

Suzy said...

Thanks Mrs Jules - and luck you for getting to meet her!

Suzy said...

M&Co. - thanks for dropping by!

BA - I agree, mirrored doors can look so tacky, but she's pulled this off marvelously!

ATBB - she certainly is!

Things That Inspire said...

You know that I am a fan of Barbara Barry! Thanks for the post - lots of great new pictures that I had not seen. I adore the desk in the front hall.