I was invited to a party earlier this evening where Barry Dixon was guest of honour. He’s a charming southern man, originally from South Africa, but now from the American South. His designs reflect each of these differing southern sensibilities.The party was held at Gore Dean and it was the perfect venue for an evening event. The open courtyard in front of their old mill building was tented and there were lots of crisp and icy summer drinks, fabulous foods and a fun band combo playing. The shop was open for everyone to browse the wares and to take a break in the air conditioning.Each guest received a personalized signed copy of Dixon’s book, “Barry Dixon Interiors”, which was a lovely gift. I am looking forward to spending a lazy summer afternoon examining each of the gorgeous pictures in great detail and learning from a master. Thanks for including me!