Barclay Butera Home Debuts at Architectural Digest Home Design Show in NYC w/ His West Palm Beach Look; Designer Opens at NY's D&D Building in April

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West Coast-based, and nationally recognized furniture, interior and lifestyle designer Barclay Butera, ASID, is proud to present his Barclay Butera Home line for the first time at the prestigious 2006 Architectural Digest Home Design Show. Featuring fine furnishings and style solutions from nearly 300 premier companies, the annual show takes place March 9-12 at Pier 94 in New York City, and BBH will be located at Booth #445. Garnering kudos this past year for perfecting his own stylish take on Hollywood Regency, Butera will debut his new look at this show, reinterpreting another mid-20th century style as defined by the era and geography. His adopts now the groovy, bright colors of vintage West Palm Beach. This show presages the launch of his first East Coast showroom, which will open at New York’s D&D Building in April.

West Coast-based, and nationally recognized furniture, interior and lifestyle designer Barclay Butera, ASID, is proud to present his Barclay Butera Home (BBH) line for the first time at the prestigious 2006 Architectural Digest Home Design Show. Featuring fine furnishings and style solutions from nearly 300 premier companies, the annual show takes place March 9-12 at Pier 94 in New York City, and BBH will be located at Booth #445. Garnering kudos this past year for perfecting his own stylish take on Hollywood Regency, Butera will debut his new look at this show, which reinterprets another mid-20th century style as defined by the era and geography.

Butera’s 2005 palette focused on deep, rich, lush colors and textures -- from chocolate mohair to burnt orange leather to dark red velvet. He trades this look for the groovy, bright colors of vintage West Palm Beach. As usual, he goes over the top, with fabric designs and names including:

  • “Gemstone Swing Out”, a Pucci-esque linen/cotton in pink and leaf green
  • “Pink Tropicale Stripe”, a varied stripe with tasteful, vibrant colors
  • “Maxine Damask Leaf” featuring a rich apple green
  • “Houndstooth Leaf” with a bright green houndstooth pattern
  • “Petal Sassy Floral” with yellow and white poppies on a light pink background
  • “Bermuda Toile” in lime green and light pinks
  • “Bahama Earth Brown”, a retro-square pattern in a chenille hand
  • “Pink Plaid” reminiscent of the 1980s preppy craze
  • Various raffia selections

Butera attended high school during the early 1980s, when The Preppy Handbook reigned supreme. He now finds himself revisiting the designs and colors that he enjoyed at the time. As a student of history in fashion and design, he admires how the preppy style adopted the 1960s West Palm Beach creations, as exemplified by Lilly Pulitzer. Her classically-tailored clothes with the colors and patterns of the area became a craze that resonated and have withstood the test of time. Everything about them is fun, vibrant and celebrates life. Lifestyles that embrace living well are much of what Butera responds to and is inspired by -- it is what the Barclay Butera brand stands for. Whether it’s the Hollywood Regency age or vintage West Palm Beach, Butera designs with the vision that his clientele enjoys the “better-best” concept of living, including conversing in a comfortably elegant atmosphere and enjoying each other’s company.

This show presages the launch of his first East Coast showroom, which will open at New York’s D&D Building in April. Says Butera, “With my new location on the East Coast, I’m now able to concretely communicate my fashion dream for both coasts. Additionally, since Architectural Digest has been such a consistent source for high quality interiors through the decades, I’m proud to be starting what will be a very exciting Spring for my company by exhibiting at this show.” The designer will also be participating in DIFFA, creating a table with Two’s Company/Tozai for the famed fundraising event, which is later published by Elle Décor.

Choice BBH pieces will showcase the new fabrics, including the Carmel Chair in Pink Lindsay Floral, the Brentwood Sofa in Bahama Rose, and the Grant Chair in Cream Brown Abstract.

Barclay Butera, Inc. (BBI), Butera’s 13-year old corporation, is based in Los Angeles, CA, and entails the Barclay Butera retail/to-the-trade collection showrooms in Newport Beach and Los Angeles, CA, Park City, UT, and in New York City this Spring. Barclay Butera Home, Inc. (BBH) is home to both the Barclay Butera Home line, distributed through over 300 retailers nationwide, and to Barclay Butera Home retail and designer showrooms, including a location in Los Angeles’ Pacific Design Center. Butera designs and manufactures his products in Los Angeles, CA.

(http://www.barclaybutera.com, http://www.barclaybuterahome.com)

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