20 Questions for Darryl Carter

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Darryl Carter

  • Profession Interior Designer, Darryl Carter
  • Hometown Washington, DC
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My Style

If I Weren’t a Decorator, I Would Be a: Sculptor

Astrological Sign: Leo

Most Inspired By: My parents

Style Icon: A cross between John Pawson and Thomas Jefferson


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

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

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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 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.

Simple does it.

— Darryl Carter

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