I recently had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Darryl Carter, the Washington lawyer turned designer. Carter is a classicist, whose inspiration includes the likes of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and Bill Blass' Litchfield, Conn. country house, which likely will go down in history as one of the most compelling interiors ever. Not for Carter the current eclecticism, which often results in confused interior settings. Rather, his hallmarks are: Simplicity of vocabulary. Continuity of scale and color. A thoughtful integration of classic with modern forms rather than gratuitous eclecticism, which he believes can often give too much license to the marriage of disparate objects. The challenge, Carter says, is refinement. The entire interview will be published in the near future on HomeFurnishings.com.
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