Indiana Design Center would like to introduce you to Barry Lantz of A Lantz Design & Consulting, the latest designer to call Indiana Design Center home. Barry is a familiar face to the IDC as he frequents showrooms like The Trade Source and has been in the business of design for many years with a portfolio of interiors and exteriors projects across the country. Known for his transitional seasoned style and talent, Barry tailors his services for the discriminating client. Barry’s daughter, Amanda, continues the tradition of design by working with her father on many projects while building a clientele of her own. Together they are reinventing traditional for the next generation and defining lifestyles for new and returning customers. Much of Barry’s work has been featured in local and national publications and you may have seen his rooms in the St. Margaret’s Guild Decorators’ Show House & Gardens over the years.
We stopped by Barry’s new studio to ask him a few questions and for some seasonal advice:
1. Is there one thing you start with on every design project?
I start with the client first. It is important to know the person you are working with and discover what they need and desire. After that is established, comes the color scheme.
2. What inspires you as you approach your canvas artwork projects?
Color inspires me the most and the illusion one can create with it.
3. What brought you to Indiana Design Center?
I had been used to working in the center with several of the showrooms. The energy I felt in the building drew me in. I enjoy being around other creative people and the atmosphere the building offers.
4. With the holidays around the corner, what advice can you offer someone who aspires to host an elegant holiday party with a unique twist?
Of course a theme for any kind of a party makes it an event. How about a “flash mob” party or a “holiday bling” party? I once did a red and green pajama party for Christmas time. It was loads of fun.
Barry’s new studio is located in suite 212 at Indiana Design Center and you can view his portfolio by clicking here.