Barbara Barry set up her Los Angeles based interior design practice in 1985. Starting from residential interior design, the firm has grown to and expanded to commercial design, as well as an extensive portfolio of home furnishings.
Barbara never worked for any other designer and mainly self-thought. The success of her studio in gaining top-level clients and cooperating with best manufacturers is therefore even more impressive. In October 2012 the designer published her first book “Around Beauty”.
Barbara’s biggest inspiration comes from nature:
“It influences all that I do. Born in northern and living in southern California it’s apparent how much California has influenced my work. The pale blue-grays of the San Francisco fog, the saturated celadons of Los Angeles’s agaves, and the myriad of greens out my every window have formed my signature palette. The constant California light has illuminated for me the power of nuance.”
Currently Barbara Barry Incorporated employs 12 designers and architects, with talent and inspiration to create truly magnificent products and spaces. The work that emerges from the designer’s office speaks to purity of form and simplicity of line, whether it is in a custom home, a signature fabric, or a cup and saucer. For commercial and private spaces, Barry’s designs are renowned for being international in scope and sophisticated in style. BBI created homes for many of the most prominent American families. Their other projects include restaurants, retail spaces, private offices and even custom yachts.
Barbara and her studio formed many longstanding partnerships with internationally renowned companies, including designs for: Ann Sacks Tile & Stone, Baccarat Crystal, Baker Furniture, Boyd Lighting, Hartmann Luggage, HBF Furniture, Global Views, Henredon, Kallista, Kravet Fabrics, McGuire Furniture, Tufenkian Carpets, Visual Comfort and Wedgwood. Barbara Barry Bedding, her signature line, is becoming an American staple across the country. Barbara Barry collections are sold in design centers and fine furniture stores throughout the world. Today, there are Barbara Barry galleries in Bangkok, Singapore, Moscow and Kuala Lumpur.