Artisan Inspired :: Architect Barbara Bestor

The hubs and I share a mutual love for modern yet cozy homes. He actually has an incredible eye for architecture, design, and spacing. We could walk into a place and he sees all of the angles, lighting, and spacing, what could be better and what he would do to change it. I have a pile of napkins from restaurants where he has designed our future home while waiting on our food. He really has a gift! When we walk the dog we like to take her to different parts of Dallas so we can see all different types of homes and pick out our favorites. We love to find the ones from the 60’s that would make “a perfect modern home.”  We always fall in love with the same homes which have similar qualities: clean lines, minimal design, modern touches, architecturally interesting.

Being that I love modern and unique homes, I have a total girl crush on architect Barbara Bestor. There are certain times in your life when you stumble upon designers, photographers, fashion, architecture where you look at the piece and go, “That is me. That is me in one piece/project.” I had that moment over Barbara’s work. She has completed some of the most amazing contemporary designs I have ever seen. Her work on the Beachwood Cafe was awarded the Top Most Important Projects in LA. And her designs in offices like Beats by Dre and Nasty Gal are 100% award winning as well. But, it is her work on residential that has my heart palpitating. More narrowly focused – her work on the Toro Canyon House. Which up until this time has only been my imagination dream home, she turned it into reality. The spacing, design, and structure are breathtaking! She believes in architecture as a form of pop culture and it shows. Her spaces are complete works of art. Barbara has the unique ability to make each piece of her work cohesive yet entirely different. She is truly a genius! Living by the motto that we should all “experience strange beauty everyday” she continues to prove herself to be one of the greats! I just hope one day I can afford for her to carry out that “napkin dream home.”


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