Barry Dixon Interiors

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Barry Dixon's design style is an international approach, developed from an early exposure to a variety of cultures and countries around the world. Using classical architecture and traditional inspirations along with elements of modern design, he creates elegant and very individual interiors.

Author Brian Coleman visits a wide range of Dixon interiors, from a breathtaking mountaintop villa in the sunny Caribbean to an eighteenth-century farmhouse in the rolling foothills of ...

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Overview

Barry Dixon's design style is an international approach, developed from an early exposure to a variety of cultures and countries around the world. Using classical architecture and traditional inspirations along with elements of modern design, he creates elegant and very individual interiors.

Author Brian Coleman visits a wide range of Dixon interiors, from a breathtaking mountaintop villa in the sunny Caribbean to an eighteenth-century farmhouse in the rolling foothills of Virginia and an open-plan loft in Manhattan. Luminous photography by Edward Addeo reveals private realms that speak to the art of living in an original and believable manner.

"Our homes are our personal centers of the universe. In the better instances, they intimate who we are-what we value, how we think-without giving away the whole secret, leaving enough mystery to romance a return. In the best instances, they transcend being about us to become about those we invite into our private world, their comforts, their imaginations and fascinations, their unspoken wants and wishes. Perhaps the greatest quality a home might possess is that of innate, soulful hospitality." -Barry Dixon

Dixon's designs have been featured in scores of publications and his own furniture and soft furnishings line is carried in showrooms nationally. His knowledge of the historical past woven into the best of contemporary design and technology result in a body of work that is both timely and timeless.

Brian D. Coleman, M. D., is a practicing psychiatrist in Seattle, Washington. Also an old-house enthusiast, he has grown his love for historic restoration into an active second career. He has written numerous articles on historic home design for magazines ranging from Old House Journal to Period Living in the U.K. and is editor-at-large for Old House Interiors. Brian is the author of Farrow & Ball: The Art of Color, Scalamandré, Window Dressings, Historic Arts and Crafts Homes, and Cottages, among other home design books. He divides his time between New York and Seattle.

Edward Addeo is a New York-based photographer whose work has appeared in Vogue, House Beautiful, and the New York Times magazine, among other publications. He has also photographed several books, including Farrow & Ball: The Art of Color, Cherished Objects, and The Art of the Party. He lives with his family in New York.

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Editorial Reviews

Denver Post
Barry Dixon Interiors illustrates that the Washington, D.C.,-based tastemaker is as concerned with imbuing homes with personality and individuality as he is with giving them fantastic looks."
Internet Bookwatch
Profusely illustrated with full color photography by Edward Addeo, "Barry Dixon Interiors" by historic house restoration enthusiast Brian D. Coleman is a compendium of the best of Dixon's designs and a pure pleasure to simply browse through for inspirationsand examples of what can be done."
Washington Post
Dixon's look of rich textures and exuberant palettes taken from nature (think pumpkin and chocolate) is evident when you flip through the pages of Barry Dixon Interiors by Brian D. Coleman."
Washington Post
"Dixon's look of rich textures and exuberant palettes taken from nature (think pumpkin and chocolate) is evident when you flip through the pages of Barry Dixon Interiors by Brian D. Coleman."
Denver Post
"Barry Dixon Interiors illustrates that the Washington, D.C.,-based tastemaker is as concerned with imbuing homes with personality and individuality as he is with giving them fantastic looks."
Internet Bookwatch
"Profusely illustrated with full color photography by Edward Addeo, "Barry Dixon Interiors" by historic house restoration enthusiast Brian D. Coleman is a compendium of the best of Dixon's designs and a pure pleasure to simply browse through for inspirationsand examples of what can be done."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423601890
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 7/7/2008
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,397,968
  • Product dimensions: 11.06 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian D. Coleman, MD, divides his time between Seattle and New York. His articles have appeared in magazines ranging from Old House Journal, where he is the West Coast editor; to Period Living in the U.K. Brian is the author of seven books on the decorative arts, including the recent titles Farrow & Ball and Cottages.

Edward Addeo is a New York-based photographer whose work has appeared in Vogue, House Beautiful, and the New York Times magazine among other publications. He has also photographed several books, including Cherished Objects and The Art of The Party. He lives with his family in New York.

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Barry Dixon Interiors began in 2005 when I first met Barry while we photographed his beautiful home for Farrow & Ball: The Art of Color (Gibbs Smith, 2007). I was fascinated and asked to see more examples of his work. Barry explained that his sense of style began during his childhood, which was spent in countries around the world. It was from this early exposure to a variety of cultures and designs that he developed an international approach, using classical architecture and traditional interiors along with elements of modern design to create elegant and very individual interiors. I was captivated and the idea of this book was born.

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Table of Contents

9 Foreword:

Sherri Donghia

11 Preface:

13 Introduction:

Brian Coleman

15 Manhattan Loft for Entertaining

27 New and Old on the Potomac

43 Old-World Charm in Chevy Chase

63 Arts and Crafts in a Woodland Glade

81 Embassy Elegance in Washington, D.C.

99 Summer Memories on the Delaware Shore

117 Cotswolds Charm in Virginia

137 Palm Beach Panache

159 Tropical Color in a Caribbean Villa

177 Totier Creek Farm

193 Coming Home to Elway Hall

208 Resources

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  • Posted July 12, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Excellent

    This is an excellent book. Although not written by Barry Dixon himself, it does a terrific job of showcasing many of his interiors, and in great pictorial detail; it also provides a surprising amount of insight and information provided by the author. While the book focuses primarily on more grand, luxurious homes, it is filled with ideas that are suitable for homes of any scale. This is a welcome addition to my growing library of interior design books. It would also make a great gift for the novice decorator in your life.

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  • Posted June 11, 2009

    BARRY DIXON - INTERIOR DESIGNER

    Mr. Dixon is one of my favorite American interior designers. I have been
    following his career and design work for several years and I always look
    forward to the next publication of his work. When I heard that a book was
    being published I could not wait to purchase a copy to add to my growing
    number of books on interior design and architecture. For anyone that loves
    the design profession whether they are in the profession themselves or just enjoy seeing how people live I highly recommend this book. You will
    not be disappointed. As I am also an interior designer this book is a
    great inspiration for my work.

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