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A Monumental Interior designed completely by Barbara Barry. This 12 000 sq ft mansion in Piedmont, California was built in 1922. It's updated interiors compliment it's luxury and grandeur! Intricate details that are reserved for a distinguished few. Naturally graced with wonderful whites, the spectrum runs from cool to warm, and is exquisite. Careful planning went into selecting shades of white that would play with light. Would you believe children live here? Not my children, but children. Despite all the sophistication, it does present a level of comfort. Every chair and sofa screams "sit in me", and there isn't much to knock over. Even the fireplace opening is covered with a beautiful iron door. A French inspired furniture collection, compliments pieces from Barry's own collection, and all are tastefully scattered throughout the home so that you can appreciate each piece.

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Get the full story at Architectural Digest, Nov 2005.

17 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning.
    Love everything.
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  2. Wow, and with children! I always love seeing new choices in the kitchen as well.

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  3. This is a gorgeous home, Vitania! I like that this appears to be a creamy white instead of a stark white.

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  4. I can't imagine children living there [magic markers, green popsicles, koolaid], but it is beautiful.

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  5. This is an amazing home!!! Every room is just beautiful! And I agree...it definitely looks comfy too.

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  6. I love that you can collect and display art of all colors without it being lost in or competing against the furnishings. Just beautiful!

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  7. Ah...white is a great, peaceful unifier. It can make dissimilar objects appear as if they were long-lost family members. It's also a wonderful foil for displaying objects and always looks clean even if it's dirty....see what you started! Stan

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  8. Well my favorite in all of those is the kitchen with the contrast of black. I love just about anything with black and white! You should see my closet!

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  9. How beautiful! So many different elements coming together and it is still so peaceful!

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  10. Wow, this is a GORGEOUS house!! So calm and serene with all the shades of white.

    Maybe children live here, but I doubt a Black Lab lives in this house!! ;-)

    Isn't the customized fabric from Fabric on Demand great?? The sky really is the limit!!

    Kelly

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  11. Wow an entire mansion decorated by Barbara Barry! How amazing is that! Thank you for the fabulous post!

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  12. Beautiful post! I love that its not a stark white. It has a warm and inviting feel to it. Do they have children? LOL!

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  13. beautiful rooms! i love the first photo:)

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  14. I thought I saw B. Barry all over that. I love her work...I'd hate to see what could happen to that first room after my teenagers have been left to it though! I imagine that isn't what it is used for...lol!

    I so yearn for something pretty.

    I'm off to find that magazine, to have a closer look...thanks!

    Best,
    Michelle

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  15. Absolutely stunning! Especially the first and last images -- just lovely.

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  16. What a gorgeous visually stunning post! Wow.......some of my all time favorite rooms. That yellow sun room with the chinoiserie is just dreamy......sigh.
    Happy Valentines day!

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