Q & A
Regional Award Winner
“Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.” – CoCo Chanel. Westbrook Interiors, an Atlanta interior design firm specializing in high-end residential and commercial projects, employs this philosophy in each and every project, whether it’s a private residence, vacation home, large-scale renovation, spa or professional office. And like Chanel’s "little black dress," our interiors are effortlessly elegant, comfortably tailored and always classic.
With each project – modern, traditional, or in between – our goal is to make the design feel cohesive and reflect not only the character of the home, but also the client’s tastes. And whether we are integrating a client’s treasured objects into their new home or accumulating every piece, it is our goal for each project to look as though every meticulously curated piece was collected over time.
Barbara Westbrook, a native of Virginia, launched Atlanta-based interior design firm Westbrook Interiors in 1992 after designing under the tutelage of venerable talents Nancy Braithwaite and Gandy-Peace. For twenty years, she has made her mark on interiors employing her signature style: tasteful, tactile, timeless and simply elegant. Unlimited in scope- her extensive design vocabulary ranges from casual American and formal English to French modern. Westbrook’s inviting approach to design has yielded high-style results in traditional, transitional and contemporary interiors.
Where do you find design inspiration?
My inspirations come from many different places, depending on the scale of the project: fashion, art, travel, nature, and architecture are always part of my thought process.
How do you approach the design process?
Getting to know the clients' taste and budget as well as style of architecture is a good starting point. From there, I like to research images of inspiration so the interiors have a direction.
What makes your aesthetic stand out amongst other designers?
I get bored with the same look all the time, so it’s nice to be able to shake things up and do something different for each client instead of embracing the same look over and over. My portfolio runs the gamut from country casual to dressy traditional to livable modern.
What is the greatest value you provide to your clients?
My firm brings many years of experience. Because of my experience, I can prevent my clients from making mistakes, large and small. I am typically very involved in our projects from day one. That continuity of involvement ensures that the interiors are cohesive from the kitchen cabinetry design to the selection of paint colors onto the purchase of decorative items.