Babs goes country

You might think glamour girl design maven Barbara Barry would be as ill at ease in the country as Ava Gabor in Green Acres. You'd be mistaken. She designed this interior in the wilds of Wyoming. It ran in an issue of Veranda mag and I've been returning to it time and again for inspiration. I love the way she embraces the country vernacular and breathes fresh new life into it. I think she has achieved something like "Luxe elegant country minmalism. " Have a look and see what you think.

PS I have a big beef with the Veranda web site coverage -- couldn't find the photographer credit! Such a shame because the photos - lighting and composition - are spectacular.


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Love this stuff! It's from hubs' shop. People always assume that since he has a shop that we must have fabulous stuff. Now, I'm not complaining, we certainly have some nice things, but more often than not, the best stuff goes to the shop. It's a living. He can appreciate without coveting. In fact, his favourite sales are not mere business transactions but are meetings of the minds. When the shopper "gets it". If you were a shopper who had heard of Axel Vervoordt or Darryl Carter you would "get" these things. And maybe you might even buy one. Find out more about Kevin's shop here.