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