Home-furnishings and interior designer Barclay Butera avoids a predictable beach-house style at his Newport Beach, California, home with a friendly nod to the sea followed by a deep—and unexpected—bow to British Colonial design. In the living room, the classic English-style armchairs are from Barclay Butera Home. The chairs mix French-blue paisley cushions with oatmeal-colored raffia upholstery, adding a British Colonial twist to beach-house style. A leopard rug, also from Barclay Butera, is a surprise in the traditional space.
Barclay Butera, Barclay Butera Home, 1220 W. Walnut St., Los Angeles, CA 90220; 310/223-1500. Barclay Butera Showrooms, 169 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323/634-0200 and 979 Third Ave., Suite 922, New York, NY 10022; 212/207-8665, barclaybuterahome.com.
Armchairs (“Somerset Loose-Back Chairs’’); chair body (“Grasmere Oatmeal Rattan’’); chair cushions (“French Blue Paisley’’); throw pillows (Laundered Bristol Oyster linen with black Belgian linen trim); leopard rug; mirror over mantel; sofa (“Somerset Tight-Back Sofa’’); sofa fabric (“Midnight Savoy Velvet’’): Barclay Butera Home, 310/223-1500, trade only.
China cabinet (Chippendale); side table; mirror above fireplace (custom, stained ebony); floor lamps (“Bamboo Floor Lamp’’/shades in Butter Silk, by Jamie Young): Barclay Butera showrooms, 323/634-0200 and 212/207-8665, barclaybutera.com.
Coffee table (“Corbert Cocktail Table’’ #R701-G): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674.
Photographs by James Carriere
Text by Candace Ord Manroe
Produced by Laura Hull