Barry Dixon Interiors

Barry Dixon Interiors

by Brian Coleman

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Preeminent designer Barry Dixon approaches each project with the design philosophy that the greatest quality ahome might possess is that of innate, soulful hospitality. His work features a masterful blend of traditional and contemporary décor that mixes color and texture in astounding ways. Barry Dixon Interiors exemplifies Dixon’s belief that our homes reflect our past, emanate our present and suggest our future.From a Manhattan loft choreographed for entertaining to Arts and Crafts in a woodland glade, to embassy elegance in Washington, D.C., Barry Dixon has seen and designed it all.

From a Manhattan loft choreographed for entertaining to Arts and Crafts in a woodland glade, to embassy elegance in Washington, D.C., Barry Dixon has seen and designed it all. As one of America's top up-and-coming designers, Dixon's work is a masterful blend of traditional and contemporary that mixes color and texture in creative ways that have clients across the country clamoring for his designs. Barry Dixon Interiors (subtitle?), written by well-known author Brian Coleman (Scalamandre; Farrow & Ball), with luminous photography by Edward Addeo and a foreword by Sherrie Donghia, is the highly-anticipated first book to highlight Dixon's innovative designs. His work has been featured in scores of publications, including House Beautiful, Better Homes & Gardens, Traditional Home, and more, and Dixon's own furniture and soft furnishings line is carried in showrooms nationally.

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 hits 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423613459
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 07/07/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 12 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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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.

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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Barry Dixon Interiors 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
NYC_at_Heart More than 1 year ago
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.
HAPPY2DESIGN More than 1 year ago
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.