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Publication Date: 2018-05-02

Behind the Design

Designer to the Rescue: Chris Barrett Design

When a client approached Los Angeles designer Chris Barrett about a revamp of his Hancock Park home, he told her that he literally never used the formal dining room. Now thanks to a clever design, custom millwork, and inviting furnishings, it has become a library/lounge that is one of the owner's favorite spaces.


The formerly forlorn and dark dining room has become a much used spot for reading and relaxing. The custom chaise is upholstered in a Kerry Joyce fabric, the rug is by Elizabeth Eakins, the table is from Mecox Gardens, and the pendant light is by Urban Archaeology. Photos: Karyn Millet.

The custom millwork is painted in Benjamin Moore's Glacier White, and the sconces are by Circa Lighting.

The formal dining room before its transformation.

The window seat cushions are covered in a de Le Cuona linen, and the artwork is by Nancy Monk.


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