BARBARA BARRY INCORPORATED WAS FORMED IN 1985 IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. Originating in residential interior design, the firm has grown to include commercial design, as well as an extensive portfolio of home furnishings.
The name Barbara Barry stands for a singular blend of elegance and livability. The work that emerges from the designer’s office speaks to purity of form and simplicity of line, whether it is in a custom home, a signature fabric, or a cup and saucer. For commercial and private spaces, Barry’s designs are renowned for being international in scope and sophisticated in style. Many of America’s most prominent families have commissioned BBI to create their homes, while additional commissions range from restaurants and retail spaces, to private offices and custom yachts.
The firm’s approach is hands on. With each client and each project, Barry and her talented staff of twelve strive to re-define the phrase, “custom made.” To accomplish this they engage the services of the finest craftspeople working in their particular field of expertise. The firm engages on every level of design, preferring to join a project at the earliest phases of concept and working closely with the architect and the client throughout. BBI has the capacity to deliver comprehensive design services including all specifications for interior elevations with every detail carefully thought through and clearly articulated.
Barbara Barry has earned a distinctive place in design history with honors including Interior Design “Hall of Fame,” Architectural Digest list of “World’s 100 Best Designers,” House Beautiful “Giants of Design,” and “Designer of the Year” from Elle Décor International Design. Additionally, she has been awarded the ASID “Designer of Distinction,” “Designer of the Year” by Traditional Home and “Best in Residential Design” by Interiors Magazine.
Longstanding partnerships have been formed with internationally renowned companies, and her portfolio includes designs for: Ann Sacks Tile & Stone, Baccarat Crystal, Baker Furniture, Boyd Lighting, Hartmann Luggage, HBF Furniture, Global Views, Henredon, Kallista, Kravet Fabrics, McGuire Furniture, Tufenkian Carpets, Visual Comfort and Wedgwood. Barbara Barry Bedding, her signature line, is becoming an American staple across the country. Barbara Barry collections are sold in design centers and fine furniture stores throughout the world. Today, there are Barbara Barry galleries in Bangkok, Singapore, and Moscow with Kuala Lumpur due to open in 2013.