Barbara Barry declares that “Underneath all I design lies the solid belief that beauty is a positive force.”. In her work there is a beautiful reminiscence of the natural influences in the most romantic and beautiful point of view. She incorporate the fresh of the green and vivid plants, with gorgeous flowers details that easily create an environment were “less is more”. Her work is about “the experience of being human, intimately connected to nature”.
DAP: Could you share with us a few examples of how your daily inspiration and design come together and become a reality.
BB: “Inspiration (from Around Beauty): Sometimes the colors of a room are predetermined. My job is to show up, look outside, and observe a decision that has already been made, usually by nature. The colors of this room come from the view right outside the tall French doors that open wide onto a great stone terrace. And walking out, the first thing I saw were the colors of a towering redwood grove. Decision made. The rich brown veneer of the dining table and drinks tray recall the trunks of the trees, dark in shade, softer in the brighter light. Dining chairs and doors draped in mellow mustard wool are evocative of the faded seeds and pods scattered on the terrace. Dappled around the room, in pillow and porcelains, is the deep blue-green of redwood fronds.”
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The first book from Barbara Barry explores the beauty and principles of good design. In the book her work is praised for its quiet refinement, soothing palette, and graceful furnishings, as well as for its ravishing tailoring and coloring.
“ .. when i got around to writing a book, I wanted to write about what was underneath design wrote my book about BEAUTY ~ “Around Beauty” as I have been circling around it my whole life” – B. Barry
“…design is not static .. it’s an experience, as you travel from one room to the next ~ feeling the mood.. “