Home in the Sky
Text by Brent D. Smith
Imagine living in a Barbara Barry-designed home. A home where every detail has been worked out by the designer. Every decision made to exacting standards from years of experience. Imagine sliding into bed at night with cool, crisp linens on the beds and waking up to the fluffiest towels in the bathroom–only to alight from your dreamy sanctuary into a beautiful, tonal world that is now your home.
California designer Barbara Barry has been at the top of design for three decades—designing influential interiors for residences, retail stores, restaurants, and spas, creating collections for some of the most famous brands around the world, and most recently, collaborating with CHANINTR on the first CHANINTR RESIDENCES at WINDSHELL naradhiwas. Together with CHANINTR, Barbara has carefully selected each detail to match the lifestyle of today’s discerning clients while bringing her design aesthetic to every choice.
“As a designer, I need the infinite well of the creative thinker. And I need the ability to make the creative come alive for my clients. The problem-solving, the thinking, the collaboration, and the editing and discovery, are what leads to successful collaborative projects,” Barbara muses, “I am so honored to be partnering with CHANINTR on their first CHANINTR RESIDENCES.
“AS A DESIGNER, I NEED THE INFINITE WELL OF THE CREATIVE THINKER. AND I NEED THE ABILITY TO MAKE THE CREATIVE COME ALIVE FOR MY CLIENTS.”— BARBARA BARRY
Barbara follows her signature style of casual elegance, playing with calm, subtle hues and soft shapes that are inspired by her love of California living. Appointed with luxurious finds from around the world, WINDSHELL naradhiwas has been described by the designer as a home in the sky. Barbara considered the idea of vertical living and was inspired by the atmosphere of living in a 12th-floor duplex that was engineered to harness gentle breezes from the position of the building and the cross ventilation that was designed as a standard for all residences.
Upon arriving by private elevator to the residence, you immediately take note of the quiet luxury of the outdoor oasis featuring a modern fountain set against a lush garden with outdoor dining table. The garden blends seamlessly with the indoor living space in true California style. The interior design elements are quintessentially Barbara Barry with an ethereal color palette of clouds and sky painted with hints of cool pinks of dawn and balanced by the warmth of the sunset. From the pale French limestone flooring throughout the ground floors to the hotel-suite-quality of the master bedroom on the upper floor, Barbara has created a relaxing but glamorous mood with subtle shifts of tone, and sensuous compositions. The entire residence is a masterclass in tonality that relates the quiet colors from one room to the next.
The 12th-floor Barbara Barry duplex residence is 450 square meters of interior space and features one master suite as well as two en-suite guest bedrooms. The custom bulthaup open kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances and anchors the soaring 6.5-meter ground-floor ceiling. The residence also features a custom plunge pool along with a pool terrace accessible from the living room by floor-to-ceiling glass doors for enjoying early evening Bangkok sunsets.
The CHANINTR RESIDENCES at WINDSHELL naradhiwas by Barbara Barry is now available for viewing by appointment only. For more information, please contact +66 88 949 7992.
12BB DUPLEX FEATURES
- PRIVATE ELEVATOR ACCESS AND ENTRANCE FOYER
- PROMINENT EXTERIOR LIVING TERRACES WITH GARDEN PATIO AND WEST-FACING PLUNGE POOL AND SUNDECK
- DRAMATIC 6.5-METER, DOUBLE-HEIGHT GREAT ROOM
- MASTER BEDROOM SUITE WITH WALK-THROUGH BATHROOM AND CLOSET
- ADDITIONAL BEDROOM WITH WALK-IN WARDROBE AND EN-SUITE BATHROOM
- GENEROUS GUEST BEDROOM SUITE
- STUDY ROOM / LOUNGE AREA
- LOOSE FURNITURE AND FITTINGS INCLUDING SELECTIONS FROM BARBARA BARRY FOR BAKER AND MCGUIRE, AS WELL AS PIECES FROM MINOTTI AND LIAIGRE
- BULTHAUP B3 KITCHEN SYSTEM AND A SEPARATE THAI-STYLE KITCHEN
- CUSTOM WALK-IN WARDROBE WITH LEMA’S PATENTED AIR CLEANING SYSTEM
- HIGH-QUALITY BATHROOM FITTINGS, SINKS, BATHTUBS, FAUCETS AND THERMOSTATIC SHOWER CONTROLS ALL BY WATERWORKS
- WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM THROUGHOUT RESIDENCE
- HOME AUTOMATION
- SONOS AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEMS WITH VOICE COMMAND