Opposite attraction





Decor, Spring Summer 2009
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Interior Designer Darryl Carter carefully restored original details, updated antiques, and welcomed a modern family into this Washington DC home. Traditional homes, with all their charm and character, don't always have the functionality required to manage the modern family lifestyle, but that isn't the case here. Staying true to the architectural integrity of this federal style house, he thoroughly restored it to display it's original features. Add to that, antiques renewed in faux leathers, child friendly fabric on sofas, and durable crayon proof surfaces, and you have a home with all the luxury, without compromising style or comfort. The outdoor dining area is elegant and sophisticated. The wrought iron dining set is classically beautiful, and it's over sized cushions are welcoming. Inside, the neutral palette complimented by warm tones, antique relics, modern art, and family photos add charm, but also create a space that is inviting to every member of this family.
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9 comments:

  1. I have been a huge fan of Mr. Carter for a long time. His work seems to get better and better with each passing day. He is brilliant.

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  2. Oh my, I am loving your blog, so glad you left a comment so I could find you! I just added you to my "blog love list"! You have a fantastic eye for beautiful things.

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  3. The patio dining area is so lovely. Love the table and chairs!!

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  4. The colour of change! I just love that one! Great post, what amazes me about this guy was that he was a lawyer (something like that) who one day woke up and started designing homes and being featured in House Beautiful and so on.

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  5. Hey, thanks for following me, it's amazing how long it's suddenly taking for me to hit 100 followers. . . I am adding you to my blogroll as well. . . have a great day!

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  6. I love Daryl Carter. His work is so fresh and easy on the eyes. Just wanted to stop by and give some bloggy love. Have a great day!

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  7. Every time I see that first patio... I want to pack my bags and live there!

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  8. I know - this house does not disappoint at all! It's absolutely fantastic inside and out.

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  9. hey luv - gorgeous pics (as usual!!!) it's an expectation of mine now... sorry!

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