Barbara was raised in a family of artists. She is an active plein-air painter that takes her inspiration in the subtle colors and forms in nature. Barbara founded her Los Angeles design firm in 1985.

Her practice has grown to international renown and her interiors and product design are celebrated through partnerships that include furniture, lighting, textiles, bedding, carpets, crystal, plumbing and tile.

More recently, with thirty plus years in the business, Barbara Barry has taken on private consulting for businesses looking to elevate their brand aesthetic and partnerships.

From the minute Barbara walked into the room I knew that this was going to be an amazing session. Barbara has the ability to offer honest feedback while drawing parallels from her own life experience that are enlightening. She is extremely intuitive and quickly focused on my brand, me and my list of challenges and opportunities.

The intensive session was dynamic and personal; challenging and compelling. This is not just a private lecture about Barbara’s life and work with generic advice. I left our meeting with actionable goals and a renewed energy.

I was expecting a masterclass in the business of design. What I got in addition was a greater understanding of myself, my ideas of success and my path to get there.
— Victoria Larson