SPOTLIGHT ON DARRYL CARTER

Feb. 27, 2014

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One of my favorite interior designers of all time is Darryl Carter. His interiors are a study in contrast and light. He is an expert when it comes to combining antique, rustic, and modern elements. His spaces are all very white, but if you have been reading this blog, then you know that is one of my favorite colors in an interior design scheme. If you would like to try to create the Darryl look at home, a few tips to help you get started.

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Tip #1: Start with a blank canvas. Walls should be white to let architectural features shine. If you don’t have any, consider having decorative moldings installed. Juxtapose white walls with dark floors for a stunning gallery-like effect.

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Tip #2: Upholster antique furnishings in modern fabrics like linen and leather. Preferably in shades of black and white.

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Tip #3: If you want to add some color, stick to a single pop.

darryl carter, architectural digest, white decor, mixing antique and modern elements, antiques

Tip #4: Add clean lined modern elements to an antique filled room to keep the look current.

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Tip #5: Stick to a simple palette of beiges and brown. Add interest by mixing styles like an Asian garden stool with an animal print footstool.

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Tip #6: Layer an animal print rug over a sisal for texture and interest.

 

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Tip #7: Don’t be afraid to use pieces outside of their intended purpose.

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Tip #8: When selecting artwork, make sure pieces are in a neutral palette to keep the feeling of lightness in a room, especially a small one.


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