Today’s modern living is more than great style and good decorating; it’s a way of life. For the past several decades, Barclay Butera has dedicated himself to creating beautiful spaces for his discerning clientele. Modern Living showcases sixteen exceptional homes, carefully crafted to radiate the lifestyle of their inhabitants. Take a look inside stunning retreats with mountain-studded skylines, as well as relaxing abodes surrounded by palm-lined vistas. Discover Barclay’s unique ability to create enchanting homes, where one can simply sit back and enjoy the delicious serenity of their environment. For Barclay, that’s the definition of modern living.
In his fourth book, Butera takes his readers through a twenty-year journey and tour of the interiors crafted for his own private homes-all lovingly designed, all still very au courant. The reader takes a wonderful voyeuristic peek into the world of the designer and how his style has evolved over the years in the interior design industry. From his humble beginnings in the charming Bette Davis cottage on the coast of California, to the chic and contemporary midcentury ranch once owned by Frank Sinatra, to his current beloved Newport Beach escape, each spectacular home is an abode of respite and style. This impressive retrospective showcases Barclay Butera’s all-American style.”
Everybody has a favorite season and place to vacation, unwind, and escape! From an uncluttered nautical condo at the shore, to a rustic mountain lodge with warm textiles and golden colors, to a hip pièd-a-terre in cosmopolitan New York City, Butera shares designs for getaway homes to suit every taste.
“California-based interior designer Barclay Butera transports us to the beach in his latest book, Living on the Coast. While Butera divides the book into chapters devoted to different styles of houses-Cottage Beach, Classic Beach, and Elegant Beach, to name a few-his signature elegant-yet casual styles shines in every shot.”
Traditional Home 2012