Since 1994, Barclay Butera has been the creative force behind his eponymous design firm and showroom in Newport Beach, California. His success in Newport prompted Butera to establish showrooms in Corona del Mar, California and Park City, Utah. Butera is renowned for his approachable elegance and glamorous, coastal-chic interiors.
Barclay Butera’s inspirations are drawn from a diverse variety of grand architecture from coast to coast, European and far eastern influences include everything from the high-fashion runways to his far-flung world travels. He readily credits old Hollywood and West Palm Beach as among his greatest muses.
Butera’s design-signature is distinctive; classic with a fresh twist that is flawlessly integrated into traditional, transitional, and contemporary interiors alike. His artful inclusion of heritage pieces that blend seamlessly alongside distinctive furnishings, pattern-on-pattern fabrics and bold textures are all hallmarks of his iconic all-American style. Butera’s passion for interior design began over two decades ago, and has grown into an impressive lifestyle enterprise that is known and sought after around the world today.
In addition to his thriving interior design business, Butera’s venture into licensing has landed him an unprecedented number of the industry’s most respected partners including: Bradburn Gallery Home lighting, Eastern Accents bedding, luxury down, and mattresses; Kravet indoor textiles, outdoor textiles, and carpets; Leftbank Art, Mirror Image Home decorative mirrors, Nourison carpets, and MDC/Winfield Thybony wallcoverings. Butera will launch his long-awaited outdoor furniture collection with Castelle; a subsidiary of Pride Family Brands this Spring 2017 at High Point Market. Butera has also partnered with DuChateau on 16 new wood flooring styles set to also launch in Spring 2017. Most recently, Barclay signed a partnership with Lexington Home Brands on a new furniture collection that is set to debut Fall 2017 at High Point Market. And looking towards 2018, he is creating a spectacular line of home décor and accessories with Napa Home & Garden for release in January at the Atlanta Gift Market. Another strong partnership creating magnificent results occurred in 2016. Butera achieved an incredible career milestone when he released his “ Yacht on Wheels” edition of the Rolls-Royce Dawn at internationally renowned Concourse de Elegance in Pebble Beach. The first interior designer in the history of the 100+ year old iconic company to be commissioned to collaborate on a design, Barclay’s stunning crisp white and navy luxury convertible with teak and nautical accents set the automotive industry on fire. A designer for the ages; Barclay’s spectacular design projects and his myriad of licensing collections are frequently featured in luxury consumer publications, décor and lifestyle magazines.
Butera is also the author of five coffee-table books: Living in Style (Assouline, 2008), Barclay Butera – Living on the Coast (Gibbs-Smith, 2012), Barclay Butera – Getaways and Retreats (Gibbs-Smith, 2013), and Barclay Butera: Past, Present, Inspired (Gibbs-Smith, 2015) a design retrospective. Spring of 2016 will see the launch of Butera’s fifth book; Barclay Butera - Modern Living (Gibbs-Smith, 2016).
A media favorite for his humble yet confident demeanor, good looks and incredible talent, Butera garnishes continuous editorial coverage in all major shelter and lifestyle publications. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, Extra!, CBS, ABC, Fox, Beautiful Homes & Great Estates and HGTV; and has received press in the New York Times, New York Post, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, California Homes, Coastal Living, CV LUX, ELLE DÉCOR, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, House & Garden, Interiors Magazine, Luxe Interiors+Design, Modern Luxury, Ocean Home, Traditional Home, Veranda, Western Interiors & Design, Esquire, Robb Report, 1stdibs.com, OneKingsLane.com, and Gilt.com.