Friday 7 October 2011

Introducing Indochine by Barbara Barry

Meade Design Group was a little spoiled this fall, we were able to host the launch of Barbara Barry's latest fabric collection, 'Indochine' with a private gathering of clients. We were actually the first showing in Canada so we feel very special to have been given the opportunity!



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Many thanks go out to all of our guests in attendance, as well as Barbara Barry herself, who sent us a note with a lovely gift of her own brand of absolutely delicious Citrine tea. Erica Smolders from Rook & Rose did a stunning job with the Asian themed flower arrangements which set the mood perfectly. We couldn't have done it without the support from the team at Kravet Canada: Brian Donovan and Paul Smith, and of course our rep, Brenda Marks - who gave an engaging and fascinating presentation of Barbara's new line.


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We took careful consideration when creating the event's ambiance: Asian-themed accessories were placed throughout the space including fans, sculptures, natural elements, catalogues, and items that Barbara cited as being inspiration for the collection. We lit candles from Barbara Barry's own line and played traditional music in the background. We also had Mrs. Barry's official video about the collection playing for guests to hear about the line from the designer herself. While there were punches of rich tones of fig and charcoal, the palette remained soft and muted so as not to stray far from the look we have all grown to know and love from Barbara Barry, it blends in perfectly with her very first books yet is still very new and unique.



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There was an abundance of treats and drinks to be had, including our signature cocktail for the event 'Indochampagne'. It was so well received that we thought we should share the recipe for everyone to try at home for their next event:




1 Cube of Sugar

3 Drops of Angostura

2 Teaspoons Barbara Barry Citrine Tea Syrup

Chilled Champagne


For Barbara Barry Citrine Tea Syrup, you will need 1/4 cup Citrine Tea by Barbara Barry; the zest and juice of 1 lemons. In a small sauce pan, combine tea leaves and lemon zest and juice with 1 cup sugar and 1 1/2 cups water; bring to a boil, let the sugar dissolve, and remove the pan from the heat. Let liquid cool; strain through a fine sieve. Use about 2 teaspoons of syrup per flute of champagne.


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Everyone seemed to have a great time ogling the eye candy, mingling and coveting the gorgeous door prize - two pillows made with brand new Indochine fabric and trim. It seems like great connections were made and guests left inspired to create with Barbara Barry's new collection.


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All in all, we'd say it was a great success!


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If you would like to see more images of the event please visit our Indochine gallery on our Facebook page.




For more on Barbara Barry, check out these past posts featuring her and her work:


In Conversation with Barbara Barry

An Evening with Barbara Barry


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Karena said...


These images of your event with Barbara Barry certainly make me wish I was a client of Meade Design Group!

Stunning collections and the pillows, oh my! The winner must be thrilled.

I have wanted one of her candles for some time. All in all a great designer and you paid her superb tribute.

jeux de roulette said...

Beautiful pictures.. !

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

How fun does that look! Love the decor and those drinks look yummy. You're always in good company with Barbara!

K&B by the Sea said...

Looks and sounds like it was wonderful event. Barbara Barry's fabrics are so beautiful, and judging from your pictures, Indochine looks like another great collection. The cushions are gorgeous - I'm sure the lucky winner was thrilled!

Happy Thanksgiving, Ivan :-)

Echo said...

It was a wonderful afternoon! And, I am so excited to start using some of these fabrics and carpets from the Indochine line, really stunning textiles to work with!

Koo and Poppet said...

Beautiful! Looks like you did an absolutely amazing job with the presentation (as always). miss you guys!!! xo sarita

Unknown said...

Hi Ivan
Congratulations on the launch of the new line. I love the name Indochine - so exotic and evocative of rich images and textures. You must watch the movie 'Indochine' with Catherine Deneuvue. The flower arrangements are stunning and I must try you recipe for the champagne.
Well done!!

Marcus Design said...

Wow, Ivan this looks like it was a very successful event! I love the peek at all of these items in the new line. I too want to try your recipe now! Thank you so much for popping by recently, I always appreciate your visits. I definitely missed meeting you at IDSwest but hopefully next year!

Brillante Interiors said...

Only The Meade, as we well know, can create such a wonderful event, to the last perfect detail. The images tell it all.

Michelle said...

Thanks ;)

Anthony Spence said...

Very Nice Post..