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Family Ties

Darryl Carter honored the spirit of an old familial house when designing the rooms of a new one along the banks of the Potomac

 

Maybe it’s because Darryl Carter was born and raised and continues to work in Washington, D.C. that he understands the art of diplomacy. Or, more likely, it’s also in his nature, as one of the nation’s leading and most prolific interior designers, to accommodate the wishes of clients while remaining true to his artistic ideals. After completing the interior design for a multi-bedroom house atop a bluff overlooking the Potomac River, in Maryland, Carter, diplomatically but genuinely, thanks a number of people and factors.

“I have to laud the architect of this house,” he begins, “because it always fascinates me how practitioners of that profession are able to orient a home, in this case to cite it so that it captures river views from every room. It’s beautifully engaged with the landscape.”

Carter gives more than a nod, too, to the very pedigree of the house. While it was completed just in 2013, the house references a familial house dating back generations. “The house is ambitious in scale and in what it has achieved as a legacy in the family.”

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INTERIOR DESIGN BY DARRYL CARTER

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIGUEL FLORES-VIANNA

WRITTEN BY DAVID MASELLO

 

This story appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of MILIEU.