Ever since Jo Malone came into my life over 10 years ago, I have been influenced by the packaging & design of her product line. Cream & black, clean & crisp, classic & understated.
It's what influenced the color scheme of my closet.
This explains why I admire Barbara Barry's new Wedgwood china pattern, Curtain Call. It has similar characteristics: clean & crisp, classic & understated.
And her tea is packaged just as elegantly. The silhouette of a tea cup is a simplistic way of identifying the type of contents on the package.
I was never much of a silhouette person until I came across Barbara Barry's designs. Searching eBay one day, I discovered a wall hanging with a silhouette of a classy pump that I've hung just outside my closet door.
My favorite is Barbara Barry's silhouette chairs wallpapered in a powder room decorated by interior designer, Caroline DeCesare. (Her sister, Allison Tyler Jones, is an incredibly talented photographer. She shot the photos for Western Interiors magazine, now Luxe Interiors & Design.)
Great design has a positive impact on my decorating soul and this is one way I reflect it in our home. I try not to get carried away though. If I begin to post photos of black & cream-colored garage, you know I've gone too far. ;-)