Darryl Carter Inc.
In the nation’s capital, opposites can attract
After decades of living in the churn of Washington, D.C. — he currently resides on Embassy Row — designer Darryl Carter has come to appreciate many, often opposing things. Old and new. Black and white. Wood and metal. Slick and square. Context and meaning. When he brings these together in an interior, the effect is one to celebrate. For example: “The metal four-poster bed of my own design may be more thoughtful than it appears,” he says. “Attached cubbies on either side have interior charging stations for the many devices that I live with twenty-four/seven.” Carter draws a connection between the bed and the 18th-century secretary beside it, which has lots of cubbies, too. Sometimes differences look much bigger than they really are. Designers know how to finesse such things.
“I’ve always embraced the marriage of the modern with antiques with a critical eye toward function and utility.”
— Darryl Carter