Known as the Cocteau chapel, Chapelle Saint-Pierre is a Romanesque-style chapel dedicated to the patron saint of fishermen, Saint Peter. Located in Villefranche-sur-Mer in the French Riviera, the chapel was the perfect place for the vow renewal of old friends of Barbara’s who lived in the town and were married twenty-two years ago in Barbara’s living room! Founded in 1295 and renovated in the 1950s with the addition of stunning murals that manifested the artistic and divine vision of Jean Cocteau, the chapel boasts serene hues of pale pink, white, and blue that highlight the space with both gravitas and grace.

Located in southern Italy, Naples is one of the most ancient cities in Europe and was a major cultural center in the Roman Republic. With a strong architectural heritage still expressed in the urban fabric of the city today, Naples boasts a wealth of historic buildings, parks, and a city center that represent all the relevant periods of the history of Naples. Much of this history and art is documented and preserved in the city’s numerous museums, including the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte. Naples also boasts a thriving contemporary art scene, making the museum experience truly a revelation.

Venice, the “City of Canals” is arguably one of Italy’s most unique and picturesque cities with its stunning architecture, beautiful bridges, and of course, winding canals. The Art Biennale (La Biennale d’Arte di Venezia), is held biannually in Venice and is one of the largest and most important contemporary visual art exhibitions in the world.

Whether it is enjoying the ballet, perusing art galleries, or the halls of some of our favorite cultural institutions, experiencing local arts and culture is the perfect way to illuminate our inner creativity.

Using the power of art in their vibrant multiuse space designed by Eberlein Design, the Dina Wind Art Foundation supports living artists and shares the rich story of artist Dina Wind, ensuring her legacy and promoting her art to empower artists and transform lives. We are proud to support this local organization that celebrates differences, offers exposure to innovation, and supports relevant, inspiring initiatives to build a community of independent-minded creators.

Eberlein Design employee, Lindsay Bedford, is also a Mural Arts Philadelphia Black Artist Fellow. In April, she completed not one, but two public art projects, including the installation of a temporary vinyl mural at the Percy Street Project located in South Philadelphia, and, an installation used in the Philadelphia Ballet’s free, interactive multimedia performance, Behind the Stage Door throughout the city of Philadelphia.

Chihuly Garden and Glass offers a look at the inspiration and influences that inform the career of artist Dale Chihuly, with an exhibition that includes eight galleries, a centerpiece glasshouse, and a lush garden. A truly magnificent feast for the eyes!

In March, Barbara traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia for a weekend retreat at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. The weekend was filled with exclusive experiences, lively conversations from luminary essayists and personalities in the design world, and elevated cuisine.

Art Basel Miami Beach is always an eye opener, peaking your curiosities and discovering new directions of art and design. It was also a great opportunity to engage with the design community at the Palladio Awards ceremony for which Barbara served as a juror. How wonderful to celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of our fellow designers, architects, landscape architects, and craftsmen.

In November, Barbara traveled with the Leaders of Design Council to Monte Carlo for a multifaceted program and inspiring experience in a place of renowned beauty. After years of limited travel, it was a joy to connect with peers for professional development within the design community.

Marrakesh is a designer’s dream! This immersive trip to Morocco with the Institute of Classical Art & Architecture and Mitchell Owens of Architectural Digest was filled with unbelievable surprises around every corner. From the tidal wave of color, to the  celebration of decorative arts, and the aroma of exotic fruit and flowers, the entire experience was transformative. A feast for the senses, the experience was refreshing, energizing and restorative.

Celebrating years of  creative collaboration with wonderful clients, the EDC team completed an exquisite client project in Big Sky, Montana this summer. The stunning 18,000 square foot home demanded an approach that complemented the magnificent setting. Hand cleft stone and roughhewn timber architecture inspired us to define the sensibility of the bold, modern interiors with a rustic elegance.