Barry Dixon Inspirations

Barry Dixon Inspirations

by Brian Coleman

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Overview

Barry Dixon Inspirations takes the reader through eight homes transformed by renowned designer Barry Dixon. From a cottage and a chic chateau to a grand estate home, with a high-rise apartment and a row house in between, we see the broad range of Dixon's decorating style and learn what inspired his colors and materials for each location.Barry Dixon, named the "2010 Master of Design" by Veranda magazine, has worked for such clients as Diane Sawyer and former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. He spent his childhood living in places such as India, New Caledonia and South Africa. This early exposure to many cultures and traditions clearly helped him to become a master at blending traditional décor with various colors and textures that are not forgetful about beauty and functionality.In Barry Dixon Inspirations, designers will learn all about what inspired Barry's choices for colors and materials for designs he created for a beach house, a renovated urban loft, and more.Designs include:
  • Montecito California Weekend Living Showhouse
  • Stately Living in Nashville
  • Industrial Redux in Corinth, Mississippi
  • Georgian Tradition on the Banks of the Potomac
  • Sky High Living on Chicago's Michigan Avenue
  • Delaware Shore Beach House

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423614746
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

Brian D. Coleman is the author of Barry Dixon Inspirations, Farrow&Ball: The Art of Color, Scalamandré, Window Dressings, Cottages, and Barry Dixon Interiors, among other home design books. He writes for Old House Interiors and other magazines. He divides his time between New York and Seattle.

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Cottage Modern at Bethany Beach

Color was Stolen from the outside Elements- The Sea, The Sky…Evening Blues, Lavenders, Purples and Grays…

The cottage's location was perfect, just yards off the Atlantic Ocean on Delaware's sunny, Bethany Beach. The owners had vacationed here for years and loved the simplicity of life at the shore-a stroll along the water's edge and a good book being all that was needed for a relaxing afternoon. But the house itself, built in the eighties, was cramped, dark and increasingly dated; it needed to be modernized with sensitivity, keeping in mind that it was, after all, still a modest bungalow on the beach.

Table of Contents

8 Foreword: Mickey Riad, Fortuny

10 Preface: Barry Dixon

12 Introduction: Brian D. Coleman

The Homes:

24 Cottage Modern at Bethany Beach

46 Chateau Chic in Carolina

68 Stately Living in Nashville

80 Industrial Redux in Cornith, Mississippi

178 Family Rowhouse Reinterpreted on Capitol Hill

178 Georgian Traditions on the Potomac

178 Sky-High Living on Chicago's Michigan Avenue

178 Inspirations

178 Source Guide

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