September 23,2022

2014 AD100: John Barman Inc.

by David Stewart

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The signature of John Barman’s Manhattan-based practice is a discerning glamour, typically punched up with splashes of vigorous color. Citing influences that range from the Napoleonic retreat Château de Malmaison to a wide array of contemporary art, Barman embraces an aesthetic expansiveness in order to create, as he puts it, “approachable, luxurious interiors that are clearly defined.” Barman and partner Kelly Graham are both avid art collectors, like many of their clients. “Art and photography inspire me with fresh ideas,” says Barman. Among his recent commissions are a boldly contemporary house in Palm Beach, Florida, and a Park Avenue apartment where he painted the dining room ceiling a vivid yellow (an homage to a William Eggleston photograph, he says). Clients have included playwright Neil Simon, TV anchorman George Stephanopoulos, and jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. johnbarmanom

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