Barclay Butera Home "Regency Collection" Brings Early 20th c. Lush Paris Lounge Aesthetic to HighPoint - Butera Featured in Veranda, Esquire and Traditional Home Fall 07

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Poets, writers, artists. Paris lounges, cafes and hotels circa 1920. This is the place and time which lifestyle designer Barclay Butera embraces this Spring, shifting from Fall's "Modern Desert" theme to his new "Regency Collection." Debuting the Collection at Spring's High Point International Market (April 7-11), Barclay Butera Home - located at IHFC Interhall #IH310 - will showcase the designer's love for classic old Parisian cafes and hotels mixed with nostalgia for a bygone era of places where artists gathered to converse and share their creativity in the early 1900s.

Poets, writers, artists. Paris lounges, cafes and hotels circa 1920. This is the place and time which lifestyle designer Barclay Butera embraces this Spring, shifting from Fall's "Modern Desert" theme to his new "Regency Collection." Debuting the Collection at Spring's High Point International Market (April 7-11), Barclay Butera Home - located at IHFC Interhall #IH310 - will showcase the designer's love for classic old Parisian cafes and hotels mixed with nostalgia for a bygone era of places where artists gathered to converse and share their creativity in the early 1900s.

Spending all of May 2007 in Europe, Butera visited numerous hotels and cafes, finding himself inspired to create a more formal collection than he is known for, adding an edgy sophisticated element. Always completely livable, Butera is presenting many new fabrics this Spring that focus on the color scheme of deep reds, currant, mossy green, chartreuse and bouillon trim with gold and silver leaf accents. The textures highlight primarily woven (and some cut) velvets and chenille, as well as damask. The gold and silver leaf accents also appear on select new exposed wood sofa and chair frames. Butera's signature animal prints and leopard-patterned area rugs will be mixed in to complete the display.

"These touches of glamour and affluence are definitely created to blend well with other furniture pieces," says Butera, CEO/President of Barclay Butera Inc. "I spent much of the last year sourcing specific fabrics that would be strong individually, but aesthetically congruent, expressing the plush, rich essence of an iconic 1920s Parisian lounge, where the exchange of ideas was legendary among famous poets, writers and artists. My design vision always focuses on spaces (big or small) meant for gathering and conversing, no matter what era."

Butera will again be exhibiting a new collection of art, available through Soicher Marin. There will be a selection of giclées, drawings and oils that reflect the influence of the great, classic French painters, and will include landscapes, city scenes, and fashion images.

For this Spring, Barclay Butera Home is proud to present for High Point Market:

Marseilles Chaise - Interpretation of a large-scale, classic chaise from early 1900s Paris. With rounded tight back, petite flared/curved arm, turned legs, casters, it has a feminine touch. A statement piece grounded in European style, the upholstered seat makes it especially nice for bedroom or living room. Shown in Chenonceau Jewel. (31"w x 64"d x 35"h)

Regency Chair - Although created as a gentleman's chair, the upholstery of red velvet makes it work for a feminine atmosphere as well. Overscaled, winged club chair with large scooped back, features Barclay Butera's signature details -- tufting, rolled arm, exposed bun feet or kick pleat flounce (as shown) available. Shown in Garnet Savoy Velvet. (41"w x 40"d x 36"h)

Wyland Wing Chair - Adapted from a true Parisian antique circa 19th c. Scale and pitch are updated to the American lifestyle, such as great room living. Sits lower, good for great/living room occasional chair, features wood bracket base. Upcharge for large nailhead. Shown in Velvet Embroidery Mink. (30"w x 32"d x 41"h)

In additional news, Barclay Butera this past Fall designed showhouse New York apartments for both Veranda and Esquire magazines, both of which have been published. The designer's own Newport Beach, CA, home was also published by Traditional Home magazine in October 2007. He is also one of 17 renowned designers featured in Assouline Publishing's new Inspired Styles coffee table book, which highlights designers with licensed collections for Kravet or Lee Jofa.

ABOUT BARCLAY BUTERA
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 (http://www.barclaybuterahome.com) are distributed through over 300 showrooms and To the Trade nationwide, and are represented in the designer's retail showrooms and his 'to the trade' showroom in New York's Design & Decoration (D&D) Building. Butera designs and manufactures his products in Los Angeles, CA. Please visit http://www.barclaybutera.com/media for a full introduction.

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