Celebrated interior designer Barry Dixon knows the power of inspiration. So if you pick up Barry Dixon Inspirations looking for bed and bath decor ideas, prepare to be inspired.
“Inspiration is everywhere,” Dixon reveals in his introduction to Barry Dixon Inspirations by Brian D. Coleman. “It lives in the memory of our past, the vibrancy of our present and the possibility of our future. It hides in plain sight in the view outside our window and it sits on a shelf inside our home. It lurks in foreign ports of call and waits patiently in our own backyard. It whispers to us in our dreams and screams at us in our waking moments, urging that moment of glorious combustion when our thoughts collide to spark our imagination.”
Every so often an interior design book comes along that mesmerizes and enchants from cover to cover: Barry Dixon Inspirations is one such book. Page after glorious page reveals the work of a designer with exquisite taste, keen intuition and progressive ideas. And while it’s clear that Dixon knows where one can find inspiration this book confirms that he himself is a source of inspiring bed and bath decor ideas. Whether you prefer the clean lines of a modern aesthetic, the stately elegance of a traditional design or a fusion of both, you won’t be disappointed with the range of styles featured in this beautifully photographed tome.
The book offers ample bed and bath decor ideas. In one room, a collection of framed 18th-century copperplate engravings adds charm and elegance to the stunning room’s soft hues; exquisite double doors open to a wrought-iron balcony. Elsewhere, a texturally rich Georgian-themed bedroom boasts intricate crown molding, a gorgeous bed valance with matching window treatments and painted walls and ceiling dressed in Farrow & Ball’s Estate Emulsion and Skylight, respectively. In one home’s bathroom, the combination of Venetian glass sconces matching his and hers sink consoles, tumbled marble flooring and complementary Farrow & Ball wall paint in Borrowed Light make a chateau-inspired master bathroom simply resplendent. Similarly, a blush pink and dark chocolate color scheme works beautifully in a feminine guest room.
by Rebecca J. Razo