Founded in 1987 and named for its owner - interior designer and Southern California native Chris Barrett
- the firm is renowned for its breathtaking residential interiors and chic commercial spaces. Alchemists with color, light, pattern and scale, Barrett and her team execute bold visions for their fast-growing portfolio of clients, consistently revealing functionally creative living spaces with a balanced look that is both dramatic yet restrained.
In keeping with the designer's profound love of the land, Barrett also develops her design projects in a way that encourages the principles of environmental sustainability. Livable outdoor spaces that extend naturally from fresh, light-filled interiors are a hallmark of the designers' work, as are interiors that reflect the spaciousness and order of nature. Barrett's finely tuned sense of history is the crowning achievement in all of the firm's interior design projects, offering decoration that has an "accumulated over time" sensibility.
Adept at fusing electrifying color combinations, multi-cultural reference points and hand-crafted elements into a singular vision, Barrett's team mantra is to stay strong about the story - be it an Australian Colonial residence in Beverly Hills, an equestrian farm estate in Lexington, Kentucky, a 1912 Bertram Goodhue residence or one of the firm's residential projects for celebrity clients including Charlize Theron, Candice Bergen and John Stamos. Barrett's repertoire also encompasses a wide range of commercial assignments including the classic California coastal resort Hotel Oceana, a parent's resource room in UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, interiors for Maestro's Ocean Club in Las Vegas and acclaimed Los Angeles restaurant, Comme Ça.
The work of Chris Barrett Design has been featured in such publications as the Los Angeles Times, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, The Robb Report and Architectural Digest, among others. The company is currently launching "Chris Barrett Textiles," a vibrant collection of outdoor soft furnishing fabrics printed on 100% Securelle and hand-designed with signature abstract patterns.