Thursday, March 8, 2012

Designer Crush: Barrie Benson

I love the work of designer Barrie Benson.  I love the way she mixes color and pattern and how she keeps her designs classic but fun and updated. Maybe you've noticed by now but I'm a total fan of color!

I love a statement making foyer with a nice punch of color. This foyer is sure to leave an impression with guests both coming and going. That coral upholstery is gorgeous against the green floral wallpaper!

Love the use of this graphic Albert Hadley print above the wainscoting in the bathroom!

She uses unusual and colorful orientals in many of her spaces. Here's one in a bathroom. Many don't realize it but flatwoven orientals are great in bathrooms especially when they are antique. They've already stood up to years of wear and tear and they can handle a wet foot or two! 

Don't you love the textures and colors in this glamorous bedroom! I also love a nice sized bedside table in rooms that can handle them. Who doesn't need extra storage?!

A fun way to update classic chair frames is to reupholster them in colorful patterned fabrics. Love the upholstery on this chair.

Love the oriental. Very unusual colors. Reminds me of this rug Jenny posted about.

You can see a little peak of the rug in the foyer. It has a lot of coral in it just like the upholstery on the chairs. Love it!

When I came across this picture I realized I had seen this room before......Finally, it hit me! Barrie was featured in Domino magazine and it featured her home pictured here.

The shot in the magazine was just taken from a different angle.

And here she is on the cover of Domino from October 2007. Do I have a good memory or what? :) ..... well, maybe only when it comes to design...
Hope you're enjoying the week! What a gorgeous day it is in Boston today, 60 degrees!! I'll take it for March.

christina marie
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1 comment:

  1. She does have a great eye for colour and mixes them in unusual ways - I'm getting a lot of Hollywood Regency out of this!
    xo

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