20 Ways Barbara Barry Nurtures Her Spirit
Light It is everything! It illuminates a space and lifts my spirit.
Color I love subtle shades of colors because they are soft on the eye and soul.
Form I thrill to the shape of things…from an egg to a spoon to a teacup.
My garden Nature is my biggest inspiration—mesmerizing and elegant. My garden is where I begin each day.
The Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market I live for each Sunday when I jump out of bed and head to the bounty that is unique to California—strawberries, avocados, ginger, flowers galore. It is endless!
Walking I do my best thinking on my walks and always come back inspired.
Yoga and Breathing I start and end my day with a series of simple poses and breath work. It connects me back to my body and makes me feel alive.
Great Sheets It is the most restorative thing to climb into a bed of crisply ironed sheets. I feel like a princess, and I’m grateful for all that I have.
Tea I love tea. The art of preparing it, the beautiful ways to serve it, the healthful benefit of it, and the ritual of stopping to enjoy it.
Solitude It’s probably the most vital thing that restores my spirit. I don’t watch television or listen to much music. I like silence…in fact, I require it.
Drawing A blank piece of paper and a sharpened pencil, and I am a happy girl.
Girlfriends From my sisters to my BFFs . . . listening and sharing heals all.
Blank Slate I love the blank canvas. Whether it is the dining table ready to be set, the dinner to be cooked, or the design ready to be sketched. That feeling of starting is so inspiring!
Space A clean desk and an empty room—pure potential.
My Bulletin Boards I love to put up whatever inspires me on a bulletin board. I see a connectedness in the way all beautiful things seem to relate.
Watercolors I take watercolors with me everywhere I go. It’s my way of capturing the inspired moment.
New Beginnings The minute I get a new project I feel that sense of excitement and play. It’s my favorite moment in a project because it is filled with potential.
Family I was raised by an artist mother. It was/is everything to me—from seeing her exclaim with passion over color and ideas to building a belief in myself that I could do the same.
Home My home is my haven, and it is a testament to my work—fresh and clean and calm.
Beautiful Process, Beautiful Product I believe food cooked with love tastes better, and design made with care and good energy is evident.