When Newport Beach designer Barclay Butera is in search of inspiration, he never has to look far. As a non-stop world traveler, he encounters creative stimulation in front of him, around him, wherever he lands—and always responds with characteristic zeal. When Butera is introduced to a project for the first time, whether it’s a blueprint of a future home, an existing space calling out for a remodel or a grand old home, he intuitively knows the direction the project should take.
“You can’t help but be barraged with inspiration when you are hopping a jet to Miami one minute and touching down in Park City, Utah, the next,” says the youthful designer. “The changes in environment, landscape, architecture—even America’s diverse cultures are extremely stimulating.”
His clients desire glamour, yet they also want spaces they can live in. Butera’s new book, Modern Living, combines the necessities of comfort with the demands of technology effortlessly.