Spotlight: Barclay Butera

I was in Del Mar last summer and decided to make reservations at Kitchen 1540, a great restaurant at the L’Auberge Del Mar Hotel.  The second I got out of the elevator and stepped foot in L’Auberge my jaw dropped.  The interiors blew me away (this picture doesn’t even do it justice).

I asked the front desk who designed it, and they gave me Barclay Butera’s book.  Ever since then, I’ve been a HUGE fan of his.  I love traditional New England interior design – updated.  He achieves that look by mixing old and new pieces and incorporating bright colors.  Here are a few other samples of his work.

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