Mr. Darryl Carter firmly believes that no two homes should ever be the same. The center of each home is the occupant, the owner, the dweller. The beginning of creating exacting custom client experiences begin by listening to the client. Therefore, every environment is authentic to both the client and the space. Mr. Carter’s refined interiors blur the boundaries of design periods and genres. His objective is to make a space timeless and liveable yet ever-evolving. His design discernment creates a transcendent bridge between the classical and contemporary without overtly announcing its place in time, yet always architecturally accurate.
As a designer of residential and commercial environments, he is one of the top 100 designers on the world by Architectural Digest. Elle Décor recognized him in the inaugural “A-List” of top designers in America. He has authored two best-selling books, The New Traditional and The Collected Home. His signature taste pays attention to all of the details to encompass scale, patina, geometry and textures.
Mr. Carter’s diverse portfolio of product designs showcase his ability to mix mediums with intricate finesse. His current collaborations include a lighting collection for the Urban Electric Company, paint for Benjamin Moore and furniture for Baker. The irony of his career is that it wasn’t one that he selected. His days as a lawyer ended with quite the atypical introduction to the design industry. His first project became a Metropolitan Home cover. This level of publicity attracted a distinguished client base and a furniture collection for Neiman Marcus.
Well-heeled design enthusiasts can capture the essence of the Darryl Carter through his namesake retail boutique in Washington DC’s Shaw District. A boutique heralded as “must visit retail” in a 2013 Wall Street Journal article.
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