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Travel and Inspiration

Summer 2017

This summer, Barbara Eberlein’s travels included jaunts to Napa, California; Big Sky, Montana; Salt Lake City, Utah, New York City; Nice, France; Venice, Italy; and Kassel, Munster, and Hildesheim, Germany. Armed with her iPhone’s camera, she photographed everything she wanted to remember for inspiration!

Here are 36 of our favorite images from Barbara’s travels:

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Spices on display in a small grocery store in Vielle Ville, Nice, France.

Neoclassicism Abounds!

Parthenon of Books
“The Parthenon of Books” by Marta Minugin (1983/2017), Friedrichsplatz, Kassel, Germany is made up of banned books in bags that glisten in the sun. Read More about the Parthenon of Books
Wilhelmshöhe Castle
The neoclassical Wilhelmshöhe Castle in Kassel, Germany, built in 1803, is located in the Wilhelmshöhe Mountain Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Chapel at Wilhelmshöhe Castle
The chapel, or church wing of Wilhelmshöhe Castle in Kassel, Germany
FFKR Office in Salt Lake City, Utah
Barbara visited the offices of FFKR Architects located in the historic Bogue Building in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. FFKR Architects
FFKR Architects Column Drawing
Exquisite column details beautifully hand drawn by FFKR Architects.
FFKR Architects Column Drawing
Another exquisite column details beautifully hand drawn by FFKR Architects.
The Balaneion at Villa Kerylos
The Balaneion or bathing room at Villa Kerylos, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France.
Detail of pool in the Balaneion at Villa Kerylos
A closer look at the mosaic tile in the Balaneion or bathing room at Villa Kerylos, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France.
Mural Decoration by Mariano Fotruny y Madrazo at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
“Mural Decoration” (1915-1928) by Mariano Fotruny y Madrazo at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
Mural Decoration by Mariano Fotruny y Madrazo at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
Another view of “Mural Decoration” (1915-1928) by Mariano Fotruny y Madrazo at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy

Venetian Furnishings and Interiors!

Bureau and Mirror at Ca' Rezzonico, Venice
Bureau and Mirror in the beautiful Ca Rezzonico in Venice, Italy
Chair Detail at Ca' Rezzonico, Venice
Upholstery detail at Ca’ Rezzonico in Venice, Italy
Blue Chinoiserie Chair at Ca' Rezzonico, Venice
Blue Chinoiserie Chair at Ca’ Rezzonico
Blue Chinoiserie Bureau at Ca' Rezzonico, Venice
Blue Chinoiserie Bureau at Ca’ Rezzonico
Settee and Light at Palazzo Loredan dell'Ambasciatore
Settee at Palazzo Loredan dell’Ambasciatore, Venice, Italy
Sitting Room at Palazzo Loredan dell'Ambasciatore
Sitting Room at Palazzo Loredan dell’Ambasciatore, Venice, Italy
Sitting Room at Palazzo Loredan dell'Ambasciatore
Sitting Room at Palazzo Loredan dell’Ambasciatore, Venice, Italy

Beautiful doors from all over the world!

Green Chinoiserie Door at Ca' Rezzonico
Green Chinoiserie Door at Ca’ Rezzonico, Venice, Italy
Pair of Mirrored Double Doors by Lorenzo di Ferrari
Pair of 18th Century carved mirrored double doors designed by Lorenzo di Ferrari made for the Golden Gallery in the Palazzo Carrega-Cataldi purchased and brought to america by architect Stanford White on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Munster Cathedral Doors, Munster, Germany
The doors on Munster Cathedral, Germany
The gate at Plutogrotte in Bergpark, Kassel, Germany
The gate at Plutogrotte in Bergpark, Kassel, Germany
The Trophy of Augustus, La Turbie, France
The Trophy of Augustus in La Turbie, France.
Door Hardware detail at The Trophy of Augustus, La Turbie, France
Door hardware detail at the Trophy of Augustus in La Turbie, France.
Doors in Domplatz, Munster, Germany
Doors in Domplatz, Munster, Germany
Door with Bear Carving in Big Sky, Montana
Door with bear carving in Big Sky, Montana
Wooden door in Big Sky, Montana
Wooden door in Big Sky, Montana

Cabin Life

Cozy bedroom in Big Sky, Montana
Cozy bedroom in Big Sky, Montana
Cozy bathroom in Big Sky, Montana
Cozy bathroom in Big Sky, Montana

Details, Art, and Structure

Walkway in Cabris, France
Walkway in Cabris, France
Spiral Staircase in Palazzo Fortuny
Spiral staircase at Palazzo Fortuny
Hildesheim Marktplatz
Architecture of Hildesheim Marktplatz
Rei Kawakubo exhibit, Met Museum, NY
Exhibition of fashion by Rei Kawakubo at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Surface Tension by Andy Goldsworthy, Hess, Germany
Surface Tension (1991) by Andy Goldsworthy on display at the Hess Collection in Napa, Califomia.
“Reflection Model (Ship of Theseus)” (2017) by Takahiro Iwasaki representing Japan at the Venice Biennale.
Sketch by Takahiro Iwasaki at the Venice Biennale 2017
Sketch by Takahiro Iwasaki in the Japan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
All photography is by Barbara Eberlein.
Barbara Eberlein founded Eberlein Design Consultants Ltd in 1984. She was formally educated in the classics, history and art, an education that has served her enduring passion for design. She approaches the creation of interiors with the knowledge that, one day, these too will become part of the fabric of history.

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