Home furnishings & interior designer Barclay Butera avoids a predictable beach-house style at his Newport Beach home with a friendly not to the sea followed by a deep and unexpected bow to British Colonial design.
Now, I have to admit, I didn’t know who Barclay Butera was until I got in the new Traditional Home magazine for October recently. He has had his own company for years now & designs furniture, as well as interiors. It has an awesome spread on Barclay, a wonderful fresh designer, showcasing his own home in the classic British Colonial style and using blue & white in such exciting ways. I’m not one to keep up with the latest designers at all, but sometimes I run across a spread which totally grabs my attention. This was one of those features. I was totally sucked in by these pictures & while blue is not my absolute favorite, I just love this whole article. I’ve used blue in our master bedroom & bath & was so excited to see this fresh & innovative, yet classic way of using blue & white that Barclay has so masterfully executed. This article has several stylish & yummy pics that you will not want to miss, so go here online to see the slideshow at Traditional Home. I was happy to see that they posted the slideshow, so you can all see the pics too. British Colonial style is sustained in the living room with a mahogany console table. Barclay designed the glass lamps to allow a change of contents.
I just love his use of British Colonial style that he has effortlessly used in his own home. I could only aspire to achieve something as beautiful as this. I love this look & would love to have more of it in my own home. He has a great eye, that’s for sure! These pics could convince anyone to love blue & white, don’t you think? And, I’m about ready to go out & buy some wallpaper now, which I had sworn off a few years ago.
The paisley fabric reminds me of the master bedroom fabric (below pic) I’ve used that came from Calico Corners. Melissa at The Inspired Room, also mentioned this article with pics on her blog recently. Great minds think alike!
If you love British Colonial & blue and white, you must go and take a look at the entire slideshow. Barclay is a genius in my book!
Story by Candace Ord Manroe
Photography by James Carriere
Produced by Laura Hull
I just love that design style! Blue and white is alway crisp and clean..love it!
Hi Rhoda!Just wanted to let you know that I have chosen you for an award :o)
melissa @ the inspired room says
The thing I love out British Colonial style is that it isn’t a fad like some styles end up being. Although it did get a bit trendy and in vogue for a bit, it is such a classic style that you can’t go wrong with it. Using antiques and treasures from around the world never goes out of fashion in the minds of people who don’t care about fads. AND, you can interpret it different ways because it is such a mixture of different styles from different countries, so you can get your own fresh interpretation of it.
Yes, I love it. I do. And Barclay does it very well!
Wow Rhoda – I need to yardsale with you – you find such treasures!
Yes, British Colonial seems to be coming into style now and I did always love the Out of Africa look! Always something new but guess at this point in life I’ll stay with the style I have – eclectic perhaps. It’s easier – and a heck of a lot cheaper!!
Off on Monday – busy of course. Thanks for all your kind comments these past months Rhoda – you are a real trooper the way you manage to keep up with everyone, especially now you have a new job, which sounds fun.
Enjoy the lovely Autumn weekend – think of me stuffing stuff in that suitcase – I depise packing and have such trouble paring down to the basics, always want to take my complete wardrobe!!
‘Talk’ when I get back at the end of the month – until then take care.
Hugs ~ Mary ~
I love stopping by your blog…it’s like eye candy!
Still haven’t found a “home” for those candelabras. I think I may just use them at Christmas time. Not sure, but will send a picture when I place them!
Hope all is well…
Looks like a lot of us liked this blue & white spread in Traditional Home. Love Barclay Butera!