By Jana Schiowitz
Barclay Butera has been a bit busy these days. The lifestyle designer has not only continuously filled his Los Angeles, Newport Beach, California, and Park City, Utah showrooms with new furnishings and accessories, but has also recently launched new products for his home brand (a new line of fabrics) and has even wrote a book to tell just how he does it all, Living in Style, featuring a glimpse inside his classical and timeless work. And no, I’m not done! Now, Butera has teamed up with fabrics company Kravet Inc. and its Kravet Collections division to introduce new luxury fabrics line, his first for Kravet. How do you find the time to do it all Butera?
The collection is reflective of the designer’s style: clean and full of great detail mixed with contrasting colors and a love of fashion and travel. And of Kravet’s focus too: to offer a wide range of traditional and contemporary designs, colors, patterns and textures for designer-inspired collections.
The line has three lifestyle books all named for the places the designer likes to spend his time: Beach (Butera is based in Newport Beach so this is an
inspiration must), City (where he has lived), Mountain (where he likes to relax on the weekends), and Town & Country (a vacation favorite with patterns shown below). Also mixed in is some European, American, and Far East flair along with a blend of warm and neutral colors.
Want more? How about some rugs for Tufts by Kravet Carpet. The hand-tufted, textured rugs also designed by Butera and featured below follow the same inspirations and shades of color as his fabrics line for Kravet.
Now that’s teamwork!