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Nigel Barker on Home Design—and His Favorite Cherry-Blossom Chair

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Photographer Nigel Barker, co-host of The Face on Oxygen, is accustomed to snapping portraits of models. But his most recent shoot—for the 2014 Spring Catalog for Art Van Furniture—was more about sofas and textiles and then sultry pouts. Barker came to town last week to celebrate the opening of the store's newest Woodridge location, and while he was here we nabbed a little chat time. Here's what he had to say about trends in home design, his favorite cherry-blossom chair, and watching Tyra and Naomi at work.

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