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Designer Spotlight: Barry Dixon

Designer Spotlight: Barry Dixon

Designer spotlight on Barry Dixon and his recently completed project at Blackberry Farm.


Blackberry Farm may not be in DC, but interior designer Barry Dixon brought a little DC design with him on his recent update to this historic luxury resort. This 4,200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains recently received an update from barry.  With the help of Madeleine Mitchel in the DC Doris Leslie Blau showroom, Barry transformed a room with a custom 40 foot yak wool and silk rug. Described as "thick, plush luxury underfoot," this custom rug is the epitome of luxury carpeting.

Blackberry Farm Custom Rug from Doris Leslie Blau

The closeup below is a Rose Tarlow Melrose chair upholstered in a random stripe velvet from S. Harris. You can find this plush silk velvet at the DC Fabricut showroom and the chair from Holland & Sherry. The simple, yet elegant, drapery and sheers are from Lewis & Wood.