Designer Crush: Barrie Livingstone
With over 30 years of experience in the residential and hospitality industries in both design and marketing, Malibu-based interior designer and realtor Barrie Livingstone provides clients the best of all worlds. As a member of The Agency realty team, Livingstone lives out his passion for pairing the right clients with the right properties, and his design expertise ensures each space is showcased in the best possible light. Learn more about the multi-talented British-born jack of all trades in our Q&A below.
1. How did you get your start in the design world?
Birth….lol. No seriously when I was 17 living in South Florida, I befriended Julio Iglesias’ ex-girlfriend in a club. She was an interior designer and before I started at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale she hired me and was teaching me to draft. I was in heaven.
2. You’re both an interior designer and realtor; what inspired you to merge the two professions and how do you successfully wear both hats?