LIVING WHITE ON WHITE

LIVING WHITE ON WHITE
White might be simple, but never dull.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

INTERIORS BY DARRYL CARTER




The Washington D.C. interior designer, Darryl Carter, has pioneered a new American aesthetic that seamlessly mixes modern elements with traditional design. Carter's decor is defined by restrained, edited choices, with an emphasis on subtle upholstery and elegant antiques. The result: spaces that are simultaneously stylish and livable, all of which have a quality that is sure to stand the test of time.

He believes that home is about individual lifestyle. Darryl Carter’s work integrates an exacting vocabulary – responsive to both client and venue. His practice is sensitive to lifestyle, architecture and setting; recognizing that these must be thoughtfully considered to create living environments. Design longevity is his hallmark; produced by honoring classic elements of the past and present.


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He may be a minimalist, but don't call his work modern. Carter's M.O.: Strip away unnecessary embellishment (loud colors, busy patterns) to focus attention on a few carefully curated pieces, many of them antiques with traditional forms and warm patinas. "White makes old things seem more current," he explains. Of course, there's more to it than that: "White rooms are more complex than they appear," Carter says, "because there are no distractions. Every choice becomes critical."




In terms of color, Carter sticks to a mostly monochromatic palette that allows the antiques and unique objects he finds to take center stage. Upholstery is mostly washed linens and is casually comfortable. Pops of black accents are also one of Carter's trademarks.




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3 comments:

  1. This is all fabulous. I really like this and hope I could afford to have this kind of stuff in the future. I love that chair in the second photo, it reminds me of something special :). Thank you for sharing this.

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  2. This looks incredible! Please share more pics from each angle!
    Upholstery

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