Darryl’s Dream Fulfilled

I try to keep up with DARRYL CARTER’S latest projects as best I can, so I was over the moon when I heard that Darryl will be front row center in the design media this fall.

Darryl has been busy preparing several exciting projects including a European-style studio that will open in the historic Shaw neighborhood in Washington, DC. I’m thrilled that Darryl is opening his shop in Shaw and I can’t wait to tour the renovated carriage house that Darryl hopes will make art and antiques accessible to everyone. Darryl will also release his second book, The Collected Home in October.

Until then, here’s a Washington, DC condo that Darryl designed for a young family. This is classic Darryl and showcases his finesse with black and white, old and new, traditional and modern. In the living room, Darryl designed the sofas and propped an over-sized William Ivey canvas on the wall for a casual feel.

In the dining room, the mahogany and marble table is gorgeous, but I love the Jules Lileu French Art Deco chairs the most. Notice the simple collection of framed butterflies on the wall.

I’m currently obsessed with sliding glass panels and I love how Darryl used them here to separate the dining room from the kitchen and bedroom.

In the kitchen, Darryl added Maxalto bar stools, but I love the unique character of the stoneware by Washington, DC ceramic artist Ani Kasten on the coffee table.

The powder room is modern with the added touch of an Italian mirror for contrast.

Darryl is fearless! Why not add a 1940s wing chair to the bathroom?!

Darryl tends to dress all of his beds in natural materials and his favorite sheets are 100% linen, which I tend to shy away from because they require constant ironing. The bed is from Italian brand Bonaldo.

Here’s a  better look at the platform bed and the classic klismos chairs Darryl paired with a Jacques Adnet side table and the gorgeous burl oak screen.

Photos: Gordon Beall

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