Last weekend I had the tremendous pleasure to visit with Barry Dixon at the Arteriors Home 2012 National Sales Conference in Dallas. (Did you know that I’m their social media writer? Take a look at all the other places I blog on my new PRESS page.) Barry spoke to the group about his personal history, design aesthetic, inspirations, and upcoming guest collection for Arteriors Home.

Besides being the epitome of a Southern gentleman – generous, polite, genuine, and humble – Barry’s work is exquisitely executed as well. He grew-up traveling the world with his family and gaining exposure to a broad and diverse array  of art and culture  at a very early age. Since his formative years abroad, Barry has established himself as a world class interior designer with his firm, Barry Dixon Interiors, by creating interiors that beautifully bridge the gap between past and present, indoors and outdoors. I couldn’t write a review of Barry’s work without briefly mentioning his interest in the outdoors and natural surroundings. Organic elements are obviously a strong influencer on his design work.

Now, Barry lives in the quite countryside of Virginia on a peaceful, historic estate where collecting the colorful batch of eggs from the hen house and walking the grounds of his impressive acreage are inspiration enough for his stunning work. To hear him talk us through each project and design was like watching an artist start from the very first layers of the canvas and work through the final touches of paint. It was incredible!

At the end of the day, Barry generously shared a signed copy of his latest book, Barry Dixon Inspirations, with everyone in attendance. (Eeehh… I was so thrilled!) Here’s a quick glimpse inside the inspiration-filled pages:

On a separate note, I was featured on the D Home Magazine blog last week!! Style Editor Joslyn Taylor invited me to share a few of my current design inspirations… I was more than flattered. Of course, Barry Dixon made the cut. See the entire post HERE.

Have a beautiful day friends!

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