Darryl Carter

Darryl Carter
Interior Designer

Portrait by Steve Procko

Company:

Darryl Carter

Hometown:

Washington, DC

Astrological Sign:

Leo

Photography by Gordon Beall

Photography by Gordon Beall

Photography by Gordon Beall

Photography by Gordon Beall

“Simple does it. ”
—Darryl Carter

Favorites

If I Weren't a Decorator, I Would Be a:

Sculptor

Most Inspired By:

My parents

Favorite Movie Interior:

Pride and Prejudice, the 1995 miniseries

Favorite Album:

Cello Duello by Jens Peter Maintz and Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt

Favorite Museum:

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Style Icon:

A cross between John Pawson and Thomas Jefferson

Favorite Cocktail:

Chilled Patrón shot with a black iced-tea chaser

Favorite Restaurant:

My own breakfast room

Favorite Hotel:

Villa Feltrinelli on Lake Garda, Italy

Favorite Flower:

Oak leaf hydrangea

Hostess Gift:

Books

Favorite Place For...

Fabric:

Loro Piana

Decorative Accessories:

Travel

Lighting:

Urban Electric Co.

Resources

Florist:

Sidra Forman in Washington, DC

Upholsterers:

Ones that are highly skilled and deliver on time

Local Shop:

The Brass Knob in Washington, DC, for antique hardware

Favorite Shop Abroad:

Anywhere in the UK

Decorating

Favorite Paint Color:

Huntington White DC-02, from my collection with Benjamin Moore

Favorite Room to Decorate:

Kitchen

Favorite Pattern:

Tonal toile on its reverse

Decorating Cheap Thrill:

Salvage

Favorite Decorating Trick:

Finding beauty in unobvious things

You'll Never See Me Using:

Never say never.

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