Library

Designed by Barry Dixon for the Atlanta Showhouse | Floral design by Keith Robinson

Tour Barry Dixon’s library and learn more about his inspiration and sources for this beautiful space. If you enjoy this feature, subscribe to FLOWER magazine for more inspiring homes, gardens, lifestyle content, and of course, florals!

“I’m giving Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy a 21st-century update of his library at Pemberley.”-Barry Dixon

The Library

“Bring classic elements forward in a modern way.” Rather than drapery treatments for a pair of oval windows, Barry designed metal mesh screens that diffuse light and punctuate the busts atop see-through pedestals. Barry designed the dahlia cowhide rug by Kyle Bunting and used fabrics by Vervain, Stroheim, and TylerGraphic.

“We explored the masculine side of floral inspiration with a larger scale and a woodsy palette.”

Barry enlisted library expert Kinsey Marable to curate a booklover’s dream collection that ranges from history and architecture to gardening and children’s classics.

Objects interspersed throughout shelves provide subtle clues to the subjects close at hand.

FLORAL SPOTLIGHT

Inspired by the trees outside the library’s bay window, Barry wanted to bring elements of the woods inside. Keith Robinson of Gloriosa Design used a tall, clear glass vase to create a canopy of magnolia and other branches in the center of the room. A green goblet of bronze China mums creates a sunny nucleus on the table below.

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Tabletop with green glass goblet holding a bunch of yellow-centered orange mums and tall, clear glass vase filled with magnolia branches.
Photo by Jason Burnett

Sources

Who Did It & Where To Get It

ANTIQUES

Bell & Preston
Randall Tysinger

ACCESSORIES

Arteriors
Kelly Metalworks
Kinsey Marable
Iatesta Studio
R. Hughes Replacements, LTD.

FABRICS

Daniel Guross
Decor de Paris
Fortuny Northcroft
Fabrics
Samuel & Sons
Stroheim
TylerGraphic
Vervain
Zak+Fox

FLOOR COVERINGS

Kyle Bunting

FURNITURE

Arteriors
Cox London
Julian Chichester
Tomlinson Companies

HARDWARE

Sherle Wagner International

LIGHTING

Visual Comfort & Co.
Currey & Company

MANTEL

Chesneys

PAINT

Fine Paints of Europe

WALLPAPER

Phillip Jeffries

WINDOW TREATMENTS

The Shade Store

Adjoining Spaces

The Salon

Dining Room

Catering Kitchen