White might be simple, but never dull.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


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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Monday, November 5, 2012


Creating your dream luxury bathroom requires detailed planning. A luxury bathroom needs a good design and skillful hands to be brought into reality. Now, bathroom suites are available in various shapes, sizes and materials.

Today, I am sharing some unique, slightly quirky bathrooms
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