Itinerant Interior 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 â€“ which is a wonderful lesson to take from her.
Once, Barber lived with a more cluttered look â€“ decorating with red paisleys and red upholstery fabrics and kilim rugs â€“ but with each move (most of which are documented in magazine spreads) Barberâ€™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 â€“ 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.