The Collected Home
Rooms with Style, Grace, and History
By Darryl Carter
(Potter Style, Hardcover, 9780307953940, 208pp.)
Publication Date: October 30, 2012
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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.
DARRYL CARTER lives in Washington, D.C. His work routinely appears on the pages of major international shelter and lifestyle publications. He has been named one of the top 100 designers in the world by Architectural Digest, one of the top 30 designers in America on Elle Décor’s A-list, and in House Beautiful’s Who’s Who in American Design. His home collections can be visited at 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