Portland interior designers were under Barbara Barry's spell while she enchanted us with her stories about how she designs- what she designs... and boy does she design... every thing from furniture, linens, luggage and tea, there is very little that Barbara cannot do! I was surprised to hear that Barbara has no formal education in design. She started her circuitous career studying wine and cheese making in France. She came back to the US and opened a wine & cheese store in Mendocino CA. Her customers were enthralled with Barbara's store interiors and asked her to create her magic in their homes...thus a new career was born. She moved to LA and was introduced by someone in the movie industry to a deep pocketed client. Her work was published and she was on her way to the charmed life that she lives today.
Barbara said she gets her inspiration from nature, the inside of a sea shell, a fig tree, an orange blossom. She left us all very inspired indeed!