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Episode 556: Chris Barrett

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Named for its owner – interior designer and Southern California native Chris Barrett – the firm is renowned for its breathtaking residential interiors and chic commercial spaces.  Alchemists with color, light, pattern and scale, Barrett and her team execute bold visions for their ever-growing portfolio of clients, consistently revealing functionally creative living spaces with a balanced look that is both dramatic yet restrained.

 

Adept at fusing electrifying color combinations, multi-cultural reference points and hand-crafted elements into a singular vision, Barrett’s team mantra is to stay strong about the story – be it a Horse Farm in Florida, an apartment in New York or an estate in Beverly Hills.

 

The work of Chris Barrett Design has been featured in such publications as Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Milieu Magazine and House Beautiful, among others.

 

“I don’t do heavy,” says Chris Barrett – a statement that reflects the designer’s personality as much as her design aesthetic. Having grown up in Los Angeles, the thought of living both indoors and out comes naturally to her. Following her studies at UCLA’s prestigious Interior Design program, she has created stunning residential and commercial interiors that represent the chic simplicity and natural beauty that is Southern California living.

 

Barrett’s approach is based on extensive research, visioning and communication, always presenting a strong story and reliable snapshot for her client’s dream interiors.  She is reverent towards the architectural history of each project but fearless in adding a light touch of humor within its framework.  From 2006-2009, Chris lead the interior design team for the award-wining Los Angeles-based design and architecture firm KAA Design Group, collaborating on interiors at the highest end of the residential and commercial markets. Since the re-launch of the new firm under her own name in 2009, Barrett has applied this intimate knowledge of the early planning processes in architecture to add yet another key layer to her work. Barrett has served as president of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America, Southern California Chapter. Barrett has two grown children. She lives and works in Los Angeles with her two longhaired dachshunds, Bob and Frank.

Explore Chris’ Website here

Add Chris’ book recommendation, Cliff May and the Modern Ranch House, to your design library by clicking here

Cliff May and the Modern Ranch House

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