Readers who love new traditional design that's clean and refined yet comfortable will find inspiration and liberation in how acclaimed designer and author Darryl Carter perceives the home as a collection of beloved hand-selected items.
In The New Traditional, Darryl Carter laid out the principles of his widely recognized and beloved design aesthetic, which balances individual comfort with a subtle color palette to achieve serene and timeless style. Now, Darryl explores the essence of what brings a home to life, from textures to multipurpose furniture to unexpected objects.
The Collected Home dazzles with gorgeous photographs of rooms and details, and enlightening text about what makes a space extraordinary. Additionally, Darryl provides--for the first time ever--hands-on advice for approaching home design, such as defining short- and long-term goals, from selecting an antique door knocker to planning the architectural elements of an addition.
Lavishly illustrated, this book is a must-have for anyone who desires a home that feels richly layered, full of character, and unquestionably calm.
Table of Contents
1 feel recognize the potential
2 collaborate understand shared goals
3 plan anticipate and discipline
4 enhance refine with architectural elements
5 design put ideas into action
6 connect integrate paints and textile palettes
7 collect seek the artisanal in furniture
8 curate select art and accents
9 evolve embrace life changes
A Parting Word
Appendix A: Paints
Appendix B:Architects and Contractors
About Darryl Carter
DARRYL CARTER lives in Washington, D.C. His work has appeared in dozens of major shelter, lifestyle, and news publications, including Town and Country, Elle Decor, Metropolitan Home, and O at Home. He frequently appears on a host of design programs. For more information, visit darrylcarter.com.
“In his second book, Washington designer Darryl Carter explains how he creates his refined yet rustic spaces....If you’re ready to curate your place in a meaningful fashion, this book will guide you in the right direction.” --Washington Post’s Best Design Books of 2012
“Darryl Carter shares the secrets behind his serene, refined interiors in his second book. From choosing the right wall colors to how best to display beloved heirlooms, Carter provides thoughtful instruction on tailoring your home to suit your personal lifestyle and taste.” --Architectural Digest
“As far as decorating resources go, Carter is turning out to be a one-stop shop.” --Elle Décor