Friday, October 30, 2009

High Point Fall 2009 - Gramercy Park Collection

Somerset Sofa, Bel Air Cocktail & Side Tables, Essex Ottomans, pillows in Brompton Croc Leather, Giraffe Natural, Houndstooth Rug (styled for photo shoot)

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Barclay Butera: Iconic Nester

Seen in Nesting Newbies On-Line Mag:

Iconic Nester: Barclay Butera

pp. 42-44

Thanks to Jodi Murphy! See complete issue here.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Barclay Butera at Arizona Design Center

Wednesday, November 4
1:00 pm
Keynote Speech in the Atrium
2:00 pm
Meet Renowned Designer Barclay Butera
Reception & Book-Signing
Kravet Suite 142

Barclay Butera in Arlington Heights

Thanks to Michelle Rohrer-Lauer of Michelle's Interiors Design Group

for her posts on Barclay's visit to the Kravet showroom in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

See original post here and update here.

Monday, October 26, 2009

High Point Fall 2009 - Gramercy Park Collection

More photos from the High Point showroom

Manhattan (swivel) Chairs in Pista Cream Leather, pillows in Brown & Gold Stenciled Zebra

Rochester Sofa in Savoy Bay Rum, pillows in Toulouse Java Velvet, Hanover Gold, Arabesque Latte (Hearst Castle Collection)

Bel Air Ottoman (tufted) in Royal Tiger Ash

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Barclay Butera is "In The House"!!!

Barclay Butera is "In The House" says Canadian House & Home.

See Trish Snyder's blog report on Barclay's Kravet show-and-tell here.

Barclay Butera to Participate in OC Designer Tag Sale

Accessories, pillows, candles and more from Barclay Butera's collection showrooms will be available. Prices range from $5 - $200. Cash only.

Barclay's book "Living In Style" will be featured as one of the raffle prizes,

packaged with a CITY candle.

See you there!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

High Point Fall 2009 - Gramercy Park Collection

Showroom Update (Sunday)

Grant Wing Chair in Hanover Gold, pillow in Tansy Oatmeal

Bobine Chair in Citation Sahara Leather, Anatolia Cafe, pillow in Bitter Chocolate Mohair

Essex Ottomans in Savoy Tobacco Velvet, contrast welt in Savoy Bay Rum

Wendover Art party in the Barclay Butera Home booth today from for photos!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

High Point Fall 2009 - Gramercy Park Collection

High Point Showroom Update (Saturday)
Paris Club Chair in Helios Vanilla, pillow in Beatrix Barley

Davis Chair in Burma Coco, pillow in Sydney Pebble, Houndstooth rug

Gramercy Chairs in City Stripe Latte, pillows in Ankara Multi

All art from Barclay Butera for Wendover Art Group

Friday, October 16, 2009

High Point Fall 2009 - Gramercy Park Collection

Showroom Update (Friday)
San Simeon Chairs in Edwin Cream shown with Celestial Rosettes Pillows, both from Barclay Butera Home for Hearst Castle Collection
Madison Chair in Brighton Butterscotch shown with Acanthus Pillow from Hearst Castle Collection

Rochester Sofa in Savoy Bay Rum, Paris Map and Golden Botanicals from Barclay Butera for Wendover Art Group

Thursday, October 15, 2009

High Point Fall 2009 - Gramercy Park Collection

Showroom Update (Thursday)
Esquire Sofa in Toulouse Java Velvet with bench cushion in Pashmina Java, Park Avenue Bench in Kipling Bone Leather, Ocelot Rug in White Truffle
(L to R) San Simeon Chairs (Hearst Castle Collection) in Edwin Cream, Bel Air Ottoman in Royal Tiger Ash, Madison Chairs in Brighton Butterscotch, Rochester Sofa in Savoy Bay Rum Velvet, Tiger Rug in Caramel/Chocolate

Grant Wing Chairs in Hanover Gold, Canton Chest in Pecan, Bel Air Cocktail Table in Medium Walnut, Claire Storage Ottomans in Malika Storm, Houndstooth Rug in Chocolate/Cream
More to come... Stay Tuned!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

High Point Fall 2009 - Gramercy Park Collection

Showroom Update!!!
All furniture items & rugs are placed, art has been hung, lighting has been lit. Lots of detail work still remains, but here are some photos:
Studio Sofa in Oxford Beige Weave

Paxton Sofa in Dean Fudge

Somerset Sofa in Ciao Bella Gold shown with Essex Ottomans in Savoy Tobacco Velvet

Ray hanging art from Barclay's new collection with Wendover Art Group

More updates to come... Stay tuned!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Barclay Butera Home Debuts Quiet Sophistication of "Gramercy Park Collection" at Fall High Point Market

For Immediate Release / FALL 2009 HIGH POINT
Media Contact: Julie Du Brow / +1 310-821-2463 tel /



LOS ANGELES, CA (October 2009) – This Fall, national lifestyle designer Barclay Butera tapped the “City” section of his Living in Style book for inspiration and created the “Gramercy Park Collection” for High Point Market introductions. Named for the exclusive Manhattan park, where a key is required to enter and enjoy this haven within the city, the Collection celebrates the world traveler / city dweller who enjoys all aspects of the arts and high culture of a big city, and requires an elegant and subtle palette against which to showcase their personal collections. The “Gramercy Park Collection” can be seen at High Point Market: The World’s Home for Home Furnishings (Oct. 17-22), Interhall #IH102. As an extension of this concept, Butera will showcase new pieces from his continued association with the Hearst Castle Collection®, reflected in upholstery and pillows.

The color palette of the “Gramercy Park Collection” reflects a quiet sophistication through its tonal fabric selections that include taupe, bronze, chocolate, gold, cream, butterscotch; variegated stripes with texture and sheen; menswear-inspired textiles including bold houndstooth, large-scale paisley & windowpane plaid; supple leathers, plush velvets; touches of Butera’s characteristic textured animal prints, tone-on-tone woven patterns and classic solids.

For this Fall, Barclay Butera Home is proud to present all new at High Point Market:

Park Avenue Bench
Generously-scaled bench, an elegant, ‘collected piece’ of a well-traveled couple, possibly for base of bed. Sophisticated tufting and dark turned leg are standard; nailhead is option (extra). Shown in Kipling Bone leather (Gramercy Park Collection). (60”w x 20”d x 22”h)

Essex Ottoman
Regency inspired ottoman with distinctive double “X” base with stretcher for additional strength. Tufted attached pillowtop with contrast welt added as signature Butera design detail. Tufting and fully upholstered base are standard. Most effective shown in pairs; perfect additional seating for conversational great room. Shown in Savoy Tobacco Velvet fabric (Classic Collection) with Contrast Welt in Savoy Bay Rum (British Colonial). (24”w x 18”d x 20”h)
San Simeon Chair
Known for his collection of wing chairs, this is Butera’s newest addition to his collaboration with Hearst Castle Collection. Modeled after originals purchased from Bullock’s Wilshire for Mr. Hearst’s North Wing suite, this modified wing chair features cutaway arms that echo the rolled detail on the wingback, as well as a current twist on a traditional pleated arm detail. Transitional and ideal for lounging, chair features classic tapered leg with carved relief detail and attached pillow back. Shown in a textured striped velvet, Edwin Cream (Gramercy Park Collection). (33”w x 36”d x 40”h)

Bradford Chair
Generously proportioned lounge piece, comes standard with tufting and turned legs with casters. Similar to Newport Chair, but deeper and taller. Shown in Butera’s characteristic animal print while still remaining neutral. Fabric: Giraffe Natural (Gramercy Park Collection) (32”w x 36”d x 32”h)
In other news, Butera is touring luxury design centers nationwide, lecturing on “Decorating in the New Economy” to packed rooms filled with those in the design trade. The tour is tied to the launch of his Kravet Collections line of textiles, as well as his selection of original designs for Tufts by Kravet Carpet. Please check for a full schedule.

Barclay Butera, Inc. is based in Newport Beach, CA, and entails the Barclay Butera collection showrooms in Newport Beach and Los Angeles, CA, and Park City, UT. Barclay Butera Home, Inc. products ( are distributed through over 300 showrooms, his own collection showrooms, and To the Trade nationwide. The Kravet products are available through Kravet showrooms nationwide. Butera designs and manufactures his bench made upholstery products in Los Angeles, CA. Please visit for a full introduction.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Barclay Butera at Washington Design Center

It’s hard to ignore California Designer Barclay Butera as you enter The Washington Design Center these days, with his fabric collection for Kravet front and center when you open the doors. Even better to find the man himself there on Tuesday, when Butera was in town to kick off this fall’s “The Business of Design” series with a lecture called “Decorating in a New Economy.”
Barclay Butera stands in front of his blue and white fabric collection in the Kravet showroom.

In addition to his lecture, Butera was also promoting his latest book.

The lecture was directed more towards designers and tips on running a design business, but he interspersed his comments with gorgeous pictures of his work, and his thought process when designing a room.
“I’m a huge pillow fan – huge,” he said. Indoors, or out.

As one can also see, he’s a huge fan of the blue and white combination – and of wallpaper. “I’m a wallpaper person. I wallpaper like crazy,” he said. This is Butera’s own living room. “I love my blues dropped in with a lot of different color schemes,” he added, such as the deep greens of live plants, and the browns from an animal print rug. “I always throw in an animal print.”

More plants, combined with dark wood furniture on top of a cool zebra-print rug, make this foyer look studied and natural at the same time.

Another important design rule for Butera is symmetry. “I’m huge in balance. I like my symmetry,” he said – right down to the corresponding teapots and orchids on each side of the huge (and perfectly symmetrical) bay window.

This great room exhibits more of that symmetry. On either side of the central fireplace, there are matching hurricane candles, topiaries, built-ins with similar accessories all in the same scale. In front of the hearth, opposing wing chairs and sofas (with Butera’s signature blue and white pillows) flank the central cocktail table.

And just when you thought you’d seen enough pillows? Rubbish, Butera would say. You can never have too many.

Note the nautical theme on the paintings over the fireplaces in the above pictures. This whole look comes from Butera’s “Beach” lifestyle. He’s come up with four lifestyles in his fabric, furniture, and wall covering collections – Beach, Town & Country, Mountain, and Desert – as a starting point for clients and customers: Choose a basic look, and then let him fill it in from there.

These fabrics and wall coverings combine Butera’s Mountain and City looks.

I wouldn’t mind having this Desert bedroom. Butera arranged found branches in huge zinc containers that flank the bed. “Have fun!” he told his audience of interior designers.

Butera designed this vintage-Hollywood guest suite for a designer show house in Bel Air sponsored by House Beautiful magazine in 2003. As he told Home Accents Today: “It had perfect balance and symmetry, represented an isolated era in time, and appealed to both the male and female aesthetic. It remains the most popular picture I have in my entire portfolio. It was a really fun project and was a defining moment in my design career.”
So, what’s he up to now? Butera just completed decorating a room for the 2009 Hearst Castle Overnight, which was just auctioned off to a lucky couple. The winning bidders will take eight friends there for the day to swim in the famed Neptune pool, play tennis, have dinner on the terrace, stroll the gardens, and watch a movie in the castle’s theater. Then the couple will spend the night in a bedroom designed by Butera, the first designer to work on a room there since William Randolph Hearst left the estate in 1947.

We don’t have a picture of the room yet, but will post when we do. In the meantime, here are some images from Butera’s Hearst Castle collection of pillows, for those of us who can’t have the real thing:
Thanks to Jennifer Sergent of Washington Spaces
for her review of Barclay's "Decorating in a New Economy" included as part of Washington Design Center's "Business of Design" Lecture Series!
See original post here.