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California Dreaming

Barclay Butera unveils a chic California-inspired furnishings collection.

“In the Newport collection, there is a gorgeous marine-blue raffia chest that is destined to be a best-seller. Both the material and the exact shade of blue make this piece really special. And, I have to say, there is a buffet in the Brentwood collection with black nickel accents and subtle Asian hardware that totally knocks me out. It’s the attention to detail!” Lido Isle Hall chest, $2,349 

“The Gucci candles at Bergdorf’s are incredible.” Fumus, Star Eye candle, $350, by Gucci Décor at bergdorfgoodman.com

“One of my all-time favorite fabrics to specify is one of my own designs for Kravet called Herbarium. It’s a beautiful textural linen with a soft sophisticated embroidery of simple delicate leaves. The color options are incredible, soft and organic in nature, but still extremely sophisticated.” Price upon request, 1025 N. Stemmons Freeway, Ste. 720, Dallas; 5120 Woodway Drive, Ste. 150, Houston

“One of my favorite fragrances that I’ve been using for a while now is Le Labo Santal 33. It is warm and earthy, but still clean.” 3.4 fl. oz. for $265, 1604 Main St., Dallas; 1665 Westheimer Road, Ste. B-1, Houston

“This time of year, for New York, Park City and Paris, I love a good Moncler parka and vest for travel.” Romain jacket, $1,730, Moncler, 4444 Westheimer Road, Ste. D105, Houston

Interior designer Barclay Butera is animated about his two latest collections because “they play well on the East Coast, the Midwest, Florida... across the entire country,” he says. He recently unveiled dual lines, Newport and Brentwood, for the Barclay Butera for Lexington Home Brands. “We live a lifestyle here that influences everything I do: casual, comfortable elegance,” adds Butera, who boasts offices in Newport Beach and Corona del Mar, Calif., as well as Park City, Utah. “Living on the coast, you can’t help but be influenced by the sun, the sand, the ocean,” he says. Here, Butera curates his take on California cool.