How Barbara Barry x Kravet’s Ojai Collab Brings SoCal To Your Home


Barbara Barry x Kravet Ojai textiles in shades of blue hanging from a tree outdoors

Watercolors of Southern California landscapes that inspired the Barbara Barry x Kravet Ojai collab

Barbara Barry found inspiration for her latest textile collection with Kravet in the landscape that surrounds her Ojai home—and the result perfectly encapsulates SoCal spring. “During the pandemic, I moved my office into my living room, which also became my studio where I would record my view in watercolor snapshots,” she says.

These vistas, from wide views to the closer textures in Barry’s garden, highlight what the designer calls the “paintbox palette” of the valley. “I’ve come to love the dusky pinks that form in the light and the shadows on the gravel in my garden, the pale mustards of the hillside chaparral and the multitude of greens in the world of succulents,” she shares. “It’s the way they all live together in perfect harmony that’s so translatable into a collection.”

The line’s brushwork-like patterns and nubby woven textiles come in a range of “new neutrals” that exude a subtle sophistication. “Ojai is kicked-back and easy to live with,” Barry explains. “It’s for exactly how I want to live now—with my feet up.”