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Interviews with four top interior designers in Madison

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Barry Avery

Owner of Fontaine Interior DesignsBarry Avery

How have your travel experiences affected your interior design style?

My travel experiences have always affected my take oninterior design. I look at what is going on globally, take influence from the world around me and apply it to my design aesthetic, presentations and the work we do for clients.

What trends are you seeing and liking lately?

The first trend that we are seeing is the use of a lot of color, hot punches of color. Another serious trend in big-city design is the use of indigo mixed with a lot of sharp, crisp, clean white with either a punch of orange or a sophisticated charcoal. Love this trend!

What is the most rewarding aspect of being an interior designer?

The first rewarding aspect of being an interior designer is when someone who is a little reluctant is willing to take the leap with us and then tells us how thrilled they are with the results. We also love when a client invites us over for a cocktail when a project is completed.You have an eclectic mix of pieces in your store.

Where do they come from?

The pieces in our store come from all over the world including Africa, Bali, Europe, South America, China and America. We also source vintage finds and use all of this to present our client and customer with the eclectic mix that is only Fontaine.

porch designed by barry averyAre there any special events coming up at Fontaine?

We are in the preliminary stages of setting up some vendor trunk shows for fall and there is our Holiday Open House, which our customers and clients look forward to every year.


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