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Fun styles in furniture ahead

(ran HN edition)

It's classic. It's elegant. It's stylish. What it's not is stuffy. The Barbara Barry Collection by Baker Furniture takes familiar styles and makes them new with bold forms, clean lines and simplicity with a generous touch of luxury.

"My style is transitional _ it evokes the past but lives in the future," says Barry, a Los Angeles designer who has done work for some of Hollywood's heavy hitters, but there's fun to be had, too.

Barry likes to call her trio of mahogany nesting tables, each with a slightly tapered leg, her "high-heeled" tables. "These chic little sculptures can float throughout the house, ready to accept that drink whenever needed," Barry says. Cheers.

The collection also includes sofas and chairs, occasional seating and tables. Available at retail this fall. For more information, call (616) 361-7321.

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