Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Get to know Mr. Carter

Washington D.C. designer Darryl Carter is sophisticated yet comfortable, desirable yet attainable, classic yet contemporary and is therefore defining the emerging style known as "New Traditional".
He has a furniture line sold by Thomasville. The pieces have a fresh look with the feel of having been collected over time.

His work has a patina of a well-worn antique, but on a practical note, a credible reproduction could be used and work just as well.


Often rooms are predominated by art, so the objective is to create rooms that respect those objects while remaining intimate. I am finding more and more that he is one to watch! Are you watching?



17 comments:

  1. I am watching!. Wonderful bedroon. Kathy

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  2. Oooo, I like his style. Looks like you could have this style, and not worry too much about kids messing up the furniture. With the worn look and all. Very casual. Keep posting his good stuff. I'll be watching him.
    Kelly

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  3. I think he may be my kind of Designer. I like very much what I see. Borderline rustic with a sophisticated casual twist. (He isn't too bad either...smiles.)

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  4. besides the fact that he is very sweet to look at...lol i think i could easily live with his designs which has a real relaxed calm feeling
    hugs
    janet

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  5. Brenda, he is also the designer with the questionalbe bath tub...haha

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  6. Yes, I am watching! I love the last room, especially the armoire!...Christine

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  7. Then that explains why I found him so unique!

    Oooops......... I meant to say the bathtub :)
    Have a great evening Vicky! {{Brenda}}

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  8. I love all those rooms! Yep. I'll keep watching!!

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  9. The areas depicted seem devoid of life to me. I don't know quite what they need that would show that people actually live here.

    It is lovely to be sure, but so sterile. I'm left wondering where is the vitality in these spaces. As you can tell, I know nothing about decorating.

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  10. glenda, thanks so much for the comment. I can see some truth to your statement, but I love the rooms, they are so simple and one just knows that each item there was thought much about. But now, I do see another side! I love the way we all bring something new to the table...

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  11. Well I'm watchin' now! *winks* I really love that antique piece used as an island of sorts in the kitchen shot...it's such a wonderful way to integrate the old, in a new user friendly way. And I see he leans toward a very neutral palette...which I just love! Vanna

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  12. Llinda/ "Mom..."February 21, 2009 at 8:07 PM

    Vicky-girl, I L-O-V-E this man's personal style & elegant, understated approach to design... uber wonderful in my humble opinion!!! It's all just wonnnnderful!~~~ Sooo glad to "find" his work here! THANK YOU, Linda

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  13. Linda/ "Mom..."February 21, 2009 at 8:12 PM

    BTW, I believe that DE-cluttering one's home, & removing extraneous possessions that are NOT connected to one's heart soul, will help one attain a certain level of calmness, peace and serenity. That's the way I see it, anyway, altho I DOOOO love sooo many other styles that DO hold alot of exciting contents, too!!! ANYTHING is beautiful to me if done well! You too??? Thanks, kiddo! XO Linda

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  14. he's my FAVORITE. (surprised?? ;)

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  15. no, lauren, I knew right off that you were one smart cookie...

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  16. Forget the house...get me Carter!!!What a hunk!

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