Designed To Move: Ginger Barber in Southgate

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Designer Ginger Barber is moving yet again: Her latest redo is on the market, reports Cote de Texas’s Joni Webb. This time it’s a 3-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath 2-story near the corner of Greenbriar and Holcombe in Southgate — but Webb spots furniture in the photos she’s seen in earlier Barber homes:

Her wonderful assortment of pine and dark wood furniture, down-filled upholstered pieces covered in linen slips, and all her textural wicker, seagrass, and stone moves from house to house almost seamlessly. . . . With no wallpaper, colored walls or patterned fabrics to contend it, the nomadic Barber can reuse her possessions, over and over again – which is a wonderful lesson to take from her.


Once, Barber lived with a more cluttered look – decorating with red paisleys and red upholstery fabrics and kilim rugs – but with each move (most of which are documented in magazine spreads) Barber’s personal look has grown quieter and more peaceful. The two Os de Mouton chairs moved from the previous home, slipped in a wonderful brown and white large linen check. White walls are matched with the beautifully custom cut seagrass matting – two details Barber uses time and again. Her down-filled sofas are always slipped in a neutral linen.

Asking price: $799,000. Barber’s home furnishings store, The Sitting Room, is at 2025 West Alabama, just east of Shepherd. More on this Southgate home — and a few other Barber creations — at Cote de Texas.

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