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HACIENDA EASE

Interior designer Chris Barrett had to be a director for a director, one of television’s most successful and prolific. Just as a new primetime television series needs to be plotted out and cast, Barrett had to envision the ways the rooms of a new vacation home in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, would function for a large family.

 “I came into the project from the moment the home was beginning to be built,” says the Los Angeles–based Barrett, her first design project for the clients, which has led to a series of subsequent ones with them. “As I watched the oceanfront house take shape over a couple of years, I came to consider it a ‘modern hacienda’, in that it had all the flavor of a traditional Mexican home, but without being a literal interpretation of that. By ‘modern hacienda’, I mean that the house, expertly designed and scaled by the architect, Shawn Brown, is clean-lined and plays on a constant, effortless melding of indoor and outdoor rooms.”

 

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INTERIOR DESIGN BY CHRIS BARRETT
PRODUCED BY LESLIE NEWSOM RASCOE
ARCHITECTURE BY SHAWN BROWN
PHOTOGRAPHY BY PETER VITALE
WRITTEN BY DAVID MASELLO

This story appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of MILIEU.