Love Me Do: A Beatles-inspired home office

This former Coca-Cola executive's office got a dose of Beatlemania

John Byrne's Beatles-inspired office

Photograph by Anthony-Masterson

An affinity for the Beatles was the starting point for John Byrne’s office, where the retired Coca-Cola exec now relaxes among his beloved British icons. Cartersville-based interior designer Beverly Baribault deftly channeled Carnaby Street—circa 1968—throughout the space.

1. Come together
Knowing pattern would continue the cheeky feeling of the room, the designer turned to another British brand, Cole & Son, for geometric wallpaper.

2. Valancing act
Beverly’s custom window treatments used tapestries of the Fab Four trimmed with a green velvet, continued in the draperies. “My goal was to select a green that blends with the Beatles’ image but didn’t overpower them as the focal point,” she says.

3. In my light
A modern, masculine chandelier from the aptly named furniture company Noir anchors the room.

4. Savvy sculpture
John and his wife, Michelle, purchased the cubist wall sculpture in Asheville. Its 3-D charm enhances the room’s groovy vibe.

5. Get back
Clean-lined furnishings—some from perennial favorite, West Elm—are in keeping with the throwback look.

Baribault splurged on the officially licensed Beatles fabric by Andrew Martin, but she used it in a clever way that didn’t involve a lot of yardage. Similarly, using small amounts of fabric for pillows or chair backs is budget-wise.

This article appears in our April 2019 issue.