Thursday, October 2, 2008

I met Barry Dixon...I KNOW

Last night I went to a book signing at Rizzoli Bookstore for Barry Dixon's new book. Barry Dixon is a southern interior designer (and sweetheart). He told me about the importance of good traditional design. Traditional design lasts through decades, trends etc. He said when he went back to clients' homes to photograph his new book, Barry Dixon Interiors, he found that virtually nothing in the homes had changed! This just goes to show that traditional is timeless.

The main thing that struck me about Barry was how genuine he was. He seemed like he just wants to share his ideas and thoughts about design and life! At the book signing I also met the photographer, Edward Addeo, and the author of the book, Brian Coleman. Take a look below at some pics from his website.

I love architectural detailing like this in bathrooms.

This is one of the most gorgeous libraries I've seen in a while. Amazing color scheme.

I love this little "tablescape" of interesting perfume bottles on top of the chest.

Long hallways like this one are accentuated by the repeating lanterns.

The brown shade of this wall is super successful. Also check out the nailhead detailing on the baseboard molding!

Even with a bright color like orange, this room appears soft.


Beautiful scene.

The wallpaper in this small room is so unique. Love it.

In his book, Barry Dixon says to put a round carpet in a room to make it look larger.

The traditional look can often come across as too formal, but I've found that Dixon's interiors are comfortable and elegant at the same time. He also has his own furniture line which is available to the trade only, here. Thanks DJ!

Alicia B.


Inner Smile :) said...

Great Posting I am a bit Barry Dixon Obsessed at the moment ... want one of the rugs he designed!

Alicia B. Designs said...

Inner Smile-Thanks! He is such an amazing designer. Thanks for telling me about the rugs. Hes so creative!