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Barry Dixon’s Book Signing at J.Lambeth!

June 29, 2011

On Tuesday I had Sarah and Alex go to the Washington Design Center (WDC) while I worked from home as I am sick (yuck!).  Barry Dixon was giving a lecture about his new book, Inspirations at the  J. Lambeth showroom at the WDC (if you haven’t visited J. Lambeth, you have to check it out…. gorgeous stuff!!!).  Barry walked listeners through some of his latest designs and gave a detailed look into his world of design.  I was very sad to miss this great event but happy that Sarah and Alex could go and experience Barry’s genius without me.

I have always been a fan of Barry Dixon’s work. He is inspiring for me because he takes design to a whole other level, incorporating historical pieces in interesting ways and testing the boundaries of conventional design rules.  And, he is such a classy, warm and true Southern gentleman (btw,  I am from the South)–you can’t help but love him!

Here’s a few shots from Alex and Sarah’s day…

{An event flyer posted in the J. Lambeth showroom at the DC Design Center}

{Alex and Sarah got a picture with Barry himself as he signed our new edition of Inspirations.}

{One of Barry’s sofa designs as featured in the J.Lambeth showroom.  I absolutely love the curved shape and the bullion fringe… and check out the large nail heads….to die for!!!}

{A close-up of this lush fabric. We actually used this fabric on a bench in our professional athlete’s home last year. We used a different colorway–a gray/purple tone.}

{More from the Barry Dixon collection.  I love the way he embellishes his pieces.  These hooks are reminiscent of his estate, Elway Hall, where he raises chickens, goats and llamas.  Elway Hall was built in 1907 and boasts 20,000 sf of amazing living space–a grand mixture of old and new, stately and simple.  I visited a private event at Elway Hall in 2009 that Barry Dixon hosted with International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA).  It was amazing!!! I was in awe over all the pieces he has collected from all over the world and amazed at how very down-to-earth and gracious he is–a truly amazing soul. (p.s. I am the President-Elect of the Washington Chapter of IFDA)}

{Sarah loved both of these light fixtures. Aren’t they amazing?}

{One of Barry’s signature chairs. I love the loop-de-loop shape of the back with the nailhead trim. Very cool!}

{Here’s Sarah taking a break on another Dixon sofa in the J.Lambeth showroom.}

{And, Alex sitting on one of my favorite ottomans! I love the greek key pattern…you will recognize this piece if you go the homepage of the Decor by Denise website.  We used this same ottoman by Barry Dixon in our professional ballplayer’s house last year and it is showcased on our website home page.  I just love it!  (I have to admit I have a strong affinity for anything Greek Key!!!)}

{Lori (on left) is one of the showroom reps at J.Lambeth and always helps us when we place orders!}

{What a cool concrete console, right? This piece is so awesome…I wish I had a place to use it! Hmmm, you know any prospective clients?}

{What cute and fun nailhead trim on this ottoman.  Alex thought it was super cute, so we had to share it.  I love it!!!}

{Here is the latest of the foyer designs at the WDC. Sarah and Alex loved this color scheme – what do you think?}

{This is a gorgeous screen and sitting area, also in the foyer of the WDC.  I love the way the screen accentuates the height of the space.}

I hope you find some inspiration in the design genius that is Barry Dixon!!!

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