Design Chef: Chris Barrett

So I’ve been browsing various design schools lately, dreaming of another life, another opportunity, when I stumbled upon Chris Barrett.  She is a Southern California native who founded her company, Chris Barrett Designs, in 1987.  She designs for residential and commercial spaces and has recently launched a textile product line featuring vibrant designs for outdoors furnishings. I just love the chic spaces she has created.  Her use of contrasting, yet complementary shades of color leave happy notes and an inviting feeling (even if all I have seen are pictures).  I love the infusion of the natural elements and unique furnishings in the environments she has designed.  A few delicious examples are available for your perusal.

Mediterranean-inspired pool area of a Spanish colonial home in Santa Monica

Bedroom in same Santa Monica home

Sitting area in room suite of boutique Hotel Oceana

Manhattan Beach home dining room

Manhattan Beach home living room

Sashi Sushi

Sashi Sushi lounge

All images found in and credited to Chris Barrett Designs.

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