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BLUE IS IN. Check out all things blue at Uttermost. For ordering information, please e-mail us at

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Did you know you can build your own furniture at Eastern Accents?


Their luxurious upholstered furniture line includes beds, headboards and benches available in a variety of styles. Each of the individually handcrafted beds and headboards are precisely fitted with your choice of select upholstery fabrics, and feature fully upholstered backs and beautifully mitered corners. With over 500 luxurious fabrics to choose from, you can create a style that is truly yours. We offer all Eastern Accent furniture and fabrics at near wholesale prices. For ordering information, please e-mail us at

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Niche Bedding by Eastern Accents

Niche Bedding & Living celebrates color, style, and simplicity. Our designers are focused on creating bedding free of frills and fuss, developing stories around finely detailed patterns and designs. Launched in 2009, the Niche collection is hand crafted in our Chicago workshop by skilled artisans with a love for textiles and design. We offer all Eastern Accents bedding at near wholesale prices. For ordering information, please e-mail us at

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Vintage West Collection – The spirit of the American West inspires the rustic yet refined Vintage West collection by Hooker Furniture.

The striking masculine collection, featuring a dramatic dark charcoal finish with silver accenting and decorative nail trim, celebrates the courageous frontier spirit. Influenced by the designs of antique doors spanning several centuries, the signature style element of the collection is a carved, raised octagonal motif with decorative nail trim. E-mail us at to order.

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Welcome to Scalamandre Maison by Eastern Accents.


The legendary textile house Scalamandre has partnered with Eastern Accents to create Scalamandre Maison. Boasting a wide range of luxury bedding and Italian fine linens, table top accessories, placemats, and decorative pillows, each collection was inspired by some of Scalamandré’s most beloved designs from the iconic Zebras print to the captivating Pillement Toile. Handcrafted in Eastern Accents’ Chicago workshop, Scalamandre Maison will bring a bit of true New York style to your home decor. We offer all Eastern Accent bedding at near wholesale prices. For information on ordering, please e-mail us at

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How fun are these decorative pillows from Studio 773?  Studio 773 specializes in unique decorative pillows for homes and work places. They focus in two areas: acquiring the finest fabrics and trimmings and using hand-workmanship to create lasting, original, luxurious pillows. Studio 773 designs and manufactures all pillows in their Chicago workshop, using hand-finished trimmings, luxury fabrics, and hand-painted designs on fine textiles. Classic Design Associates offers this collection at near wholesale prices. For ordering, e-mail us at

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Biltmore Rugs by Capel

Biltmore®, America’s Largest Home®, is located in Asheville, NC. It is known for its relaxed elegance, the legendary hospitality of George and Edith Vanderbilt, and its exceptional treasures of priceless furnishings from around the world.

The 250-room French renaissance chateau features striking rugs of many unique sizes, textures, and colors. These design elements plus the rooms and setting of this beautiful retreat are sources of inspiration for the Biltmore® rug collection by Capel. For ordering information e-mail us at

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Classic Design Associates meets eBay! Our new store is open and we are currently offering decorative accents from Uttermost at near wholesale prices. We are constantly adding new items so be sure to check back often.


SPOTLIGHT ON: True Vintage Collection by Hooker Furniture

A bold expression of the feminine heart and home, True Vintage is a transformational collection inspired by vintage artifacts, classical motifs and exotic antique doors. Grand architectural forms and designer touches such as relaxed moldings, elegant carvings, dome-shaped accent nails and scrolled metal bases give a dream-like charm to True Vintage. Call Angela Barcelo @ 727-385-4719 to order or e-mail us at 





Classic Design Associates partner The John Barie Design Studio

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Who am I?
I have designed projects valued at over $500 million in the USA and in six other countries. From the Pierre luxury condominiums in Longboat Key, Florida to single family bungalows and craftsman homes in Blanco River Village, San Marco, Texas, from the original Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in New York City, to Home Town Aurora, in Chicago’s western suburbs, a community built around a town center, and based on the principles of new urbanism; from Americas Tower, a classic New York skyscraper at 1166 Avenue of the Americas to the restoration of the Bowery Savings Bank designed by McKim Mead & White in 1895 in lower Manhattan: from the master plan for Guilford Technical Community College’s Greensboro, North Carolina campus to the signature Miller-Murphy-Howard Building at the Georgia National Fair.

What Do I do?
Visioning, Concept Sketching, Traditional Residential Design, Renovation, Restoration, Remodeling, Historic Preservation & Restoration, Place Making in the Urban Environment, Neighborhood & Town Planning, Retro Fit of Towns & Neighborhoods and Development Consulting
Reaching far beyond fabric, furniture and accessory knowledge, we offer our clients the opportunity to maximize the scope of their design job and create a beautiful space which will serve their needs for many years.

John Peter Barie
AIA Emeritus, CNU_Accredited
John Barie Design Studio/Classic Design Associates
4590 Ulmerton Road, Suite 107
Clearwater, FL 33762
Office: 727.210-3185
Cell: 727.437.9698