Classically Carter

I am happy to be back with you all after a wonderful weekend in Atlanta celebrating my close friends’ beautiful wedding. Not only was the city chic and sophisticated, but it was abundant with hospitality and stylish residents (as well as residences!). Speaking of hospitality, the mother-of-the-bride was so incredibly thoughtful that during the midst of all of the wedding activities she handed me a personally signed coffee table book by interior designer Darryl Carter.

I have known of Darryl’s work, but the book gave me a chance to explore more of his stylish interiors in depth. Carter’s decor is classic and current combined. Each room is serene with a sense of composure and history. His traditional aesthetic, as well as his use of clean lines, make for a home that will never look dated. It is no wonder that Darryl entitled his coffee table book, The Collected Home.

And…. in case you were wondering, the wedding was a classically chic affair. Best wishes to my friends Sara and Andrew, who are most likely basking on the beach in the Caribbean right now. For the rest of us, Happy Tuesday!


A home by Darryl Carter via Mark D Sikes

A stunning home with interior design by Darryl Carter. Love the boxwoods out front! Photo source: Mark D. Sikes

A traditional and modern room by Darryl Carter

Traditional and historical pieces incorporated with more modern coffee-tables.

A Washington DC Bathroom by Darryl Carter via AD

A light-filled and fresh bathroom. Notice the placement on the window within the shower, as well as the iron work around the free-standing tub. Photo source: Architectural Digest

Bathroom by Darryl Carter via Veranda

I adore the simplicity and cleanliness of this all white bathroom. Photo source: Veranda

Kitchen by Darryl Carter via AD

Speaking of white. A beautiful kitchen to display blue and white china. Also, the wood beams and wood floors really pop! This kitchen will never be out of style. Photo source: Architectural Digest

Current and Classic Bedroom by Darryl Carter via Elle Decor

More modern touches are visible in this Miami bedroom by Carter. I love his ability to make a white room have so much depth. Photo source: Elle Decor

Darryl Carter chic kitchen via Mark D Sikes

The light fixture as well as the Macau bar stools are just some of the  wonderful aspects of this kitchen full of contrast. Photo source: Mark D. Sikes

Darryl Carter via AD

I have a slight obsession with this room of neutrals and texture. So well done! Photo source: Architectural Digest

Darryl Carter via Elle Decor

This kitchen shows just how versatile Carter can be in his design. From the exposed distressed wood shelving to the more classic marble top, this kitchen with painted floors is truly designed to inspire. Photo source: Elle Decor

Darryl Carter via Veranda

An outdoor living area by Carter that is both effortless and inviting. Photo source: Veranda

A Washington DC Home by Darryl Carter via AD

A divine and sophisticated entry with lots of architectural character. Photo source: Architectural Digest

Darryl Carters DC Kitchen via Elle Decor

If I was forced to pick favorites of Carter’s design work, his kitchens would be my top choices. No one does them better. Between the glossy painted wood floors to the fireplace and open shelving, this kitchen is the epitome of chic and collected living. Photo source: Elle Decor

Darryl Carters DC townhouse via Elle Decor

Herringbone floors and beautifully black shuttered doors add just the right mix of classic design to this bathroom.