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Beauty & Comfort: Barbara Barry’s Tour of Asia

Beauty & Comfort: Barbara Barry’s Tour of Asia

From Beijing to Hong Kong, Thailand to Auckland — designer Barbara Barry spent her autumn abroad, touring some of Asia’s most bustling cities and stopping by several Baker showrooms for tours, interviews and book signings. Here’s a look at her journey to the far east.  Beijing Dalian Suzhou Chengdu Hong [...]

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Baker Buzz

Encore! Fall High Point Market Recap

Encore! Fall High Point Market Recap

A few weeks ago, we headed to High Point, North Carolina for Fall Market — six days of furniture, fabric and all things design. In our Baker High Point Showroom, we launched the new Jacques Garcia collection, a stunning work of hand-forged iron and classic French style updated for the [...]

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Baker Designers, Baker Designs

Simply Serene: The New Book from Thomas Pheasant

Simply Serene: The New Book from Thomas Pheasant

  When I was a young designer, I can remember a few very successful Washington designers claiming that their interiors were so unique from project to project that they leave each one without a trace of having been the creator. I also remember feeling puzzled by this self-imposed badge of honor. [...]

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Jacques Garcia: The Shape of Things to Come

Jacques Garcia: The Shape of Things to Come

Something big is taking shape. A new collection from one of Europe’s most sought-after designers, full of grandeur, sensuality and theatrics. With a portfolio that includes L’Hotel Costes in Paris, Château du Champ de Bataille in Normandy, the New York Spice Market and one of the largest private collections of [...]

by × October 2, 2013 × 0 comments

Baker Buzz, Baker Designs, Trends

The Big Red Carpet Style Story Was White, Black & Gold…

The Big Red Carpet Style Story Was White, Black & Gold…

Baker furniture received the equivalent of an Oscar® nod by being featured in the exclusive Architectural Digest Greenroom at the Oscars®. Los Angeles-based interior designer Madeline Stuart created the luxurious suite inspired by the legendary art director and production designer, Cedric Gibbons. A Hollywood legend, Mr. Gibbons won eleven Academy Awards for art direction and is [...]

by × February 25, 2013 × 2 comments

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Barbara Barry on Around Beauty

Barbara Barry on Around Beauty

I had thought a long time about writing a book. I had talked and talked about it — to editors, to friends and to family — but it just never seemed to happen. When I finally got around to writing it, I wrote a very different book than I thought [...]

by × November 15, 2012 × 15 comments

Baker Designers

Behind the scenes...

Thomas Pheasant Behind the Scenes: Creating Room Scenes for the New Collection Catalog

One of the most important concepts to keep in mind when designing a furniture collection is versatility.  Creating furnishings that are representative of your vision is essential, but these pieces must be able to work within the interiors and vocabularies of designers and clients you will never meet.   During the [...]

by × October 18, 2012 × 10 comments

Baker Designers

Autumn Inspiration

Autumn Inspiration

Today is the last day of summer, which is a difficult reality for many of us who love the warm summer months and everything they represent. However, with the end of summer comes the beginning of autumn – a gorgeous, colorful season that offers an endless source of inspiration. We [...]

by × September 21, 2012 × 0 comments

Baker Craftmanship, Baker Designs

Sandra Benfield applies gold leaf to the doors of the St. Honore Chest

Made in America: Celebrating Baker’s Craftsmen

Since Hollis Baker’s first cabinets and tables, Baker has represented a distinctly American story of handmade quality and craftsmanship – a story that continues to this day.  We have always been proud to make furniture in America, working side-by-side with extraordinary artisans – not simply out of patriotism, but also [...]

by × July 3, 2012 × 3 comments

Baker Designs

7 Distinctive New Designs from Milling Road

7 Distinctive New Designs from Milling Road

Among our longest-running lines, The Milling Road Collection has evolved over the decades — but has always stayed true to its promise of timeless forms for a casual lifestyle.  Though decidedly Old World, the collection is able to transcend genre through its mixabilty and simplicity. The latest additions to the collection represent a further [...]

by × June 15, 2012 × 1 comment

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The Athens Chair: From Inspiration to Market – by Thomas Pheasant

The Athens Chair: From Inspiration to Market – by Thomas Pheasant

“Inspiration is not imitation. It is not simply recreating something you have seen…it is taking something you have experienced and allowing it to filter through your own unique sensibility, so that when it comes out, it comes out new.” – Thomas Pheasant The Klismos chair, with its graceful, sweeping silhouette, [...]

by × May 23, 2012 × 7 comments

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7 Sofas to Spring for

7 Sofas to Spring for

When it comes time to spring for a new sofa, many people wonder what the insiders know.  After all, much of what makes a quality sofa is hidden on the inside.  We can all easily appreciate elements of the look—the shape, tailoring, and fabric match — but the questions of comfort [...]

by × April 16, 2012 × 2 comments