Tuesday, March 22, 2011


He's been on the cover of every shelter magazine out there. He's a trend setter, a taste maker, a style savant, and adamant supporter of the the neutral palette. He's Darryl Carter. A Georgetown University graduate (Law School) and Washington D.C. based interior designer.

Yes, I said LAW SCHOOL! But Carter's inherent good taste and eye for the refined allowed for a smooth transition into the world of interior design. A champion of understanding the power of white, and a strong footing in the warmth and natural elegance of a traditional setting; Carter has established a signature style : The New Traditional, which is also the title of his book.

Though photos of his portfolio are on pretty much every design blog out there, I hope you enjoy this collection, which I found to be absolutely INSPIRING!


  1. I love Daryl Carter, what a talent. I am reading his book New Traditions right now. He is amazing and I love the way he articulates his design philosophy,so much of it makes simple and perfect sense. Such wonderful clean and classic interiors with an edge that you feel but can't quite detect why,now that is good design, Kathysue

  2. I love his style,
    elegant with a touch of vintage, romance, and rustic...
    His spaces are so gorgeous, makes me feel relaxed even by just looking at them ♥

  3. He is number one in my book....his sense of style makes me look like a "putz".

  4. I LOVE those huge wooden tables, fabulous post!

  5. I have adored DC for years!! I first saw him years ago when he did a HGTV show where he was the designer for a couple building a dream home. He is so talented....


  6. Artie! Thanks for sharing. I stopped (for a couple of minutes) to gaze at photo #1. My fave. Those old wood farmhouse tables get me every time.

  7. Thanks for sharing this Artie...I'm a fan too!

    xo kelley

  8. I agree. Darryl Carter is one of my favorites. His style fits my southern POV so well. I done a couple of posting on his DC townhouse and VA farmhouse.


  9. I have always loved is clear coherent style!! Yessiree!

  10. Everything is so pure, and just great design!
    Love it all!
    Full Bloom Cottage

  11. Just found you! Loved the post! Drop by to see our fabulous imported French Basketeer Giveaway. To quote Andrea plastic bags are “so passé!”


  12. The image of the black horse in the background of the dining table -- what brilliant use of strong furniture lines. The man was born with such a gift -- thank goodness he left law! More proof that greatness lies within, no matter what your past :)