EXCESS BAGGAGE, cont.
"'To me, a house is like a good hotel,' says LA interior designer Barbara Barry."
"After [Darren] Starr [creator and producer of Beverly Hills 90210 and
Melrose Place] had moved into his new Spanish villa, Barry relates, he called up
and asked her to 'send up extra sheets and towels.'"
"Connoisseur Class clients view the architect as a full-service aesthetic engineer, on
call round the clock. [Don] Umemoto [Hollywood architect to the stars] recalls how a
studio chairman once called him in the middle of the night and said 'Aston Martin
offered me green with tan leather, gray with red leather, or silver with blue. What do
"Barbara Barry says she has to 'teach' her clients about 'linen, silver, and dishes' and
'how to spend time at home.'"