Darryl Carter relaxes on the Worthington Settee with the Sylvan Mirror on the left.
The Octagonal Mirror.
Patterson Nesting Tables.
Morse Wingback Chair.
Lynbrook Table Lamp.
The Octagonal Mirror.
Patterson Nesting Tables.
Morse Wingback Chair.
Lynbrook Table Lamp.

Trendsetter Darryl Carter

The DC designer spearheads a chic new collection

Trendsetter Darryl Carter The Darryl Carter Collection for Milling Road conveys a sense of understated grace. Known for his refined aesthetic, Carter combined classical looks with the clean lines of the mid-20th century in pieces ranging from case goods and upholstery to lighting, textiles, and
accessories. “The collection has a very individual spirit,” the designer says. “Some compositions may seem an odd amalgam, but that is highly deliberate. I am prone to contrasts, opposites and the tension between classical and modern. I like juxtaposing things that might otherwise never be placed with one another.”

Though a lawyer by training, Carter was always fascinated by design and shifted gears about 20 years ago to launch a successful interiors practice. He has written two best-selling books, and his eponymous boutique—located in a pre-Civil War carriage house in Shaw—reflects his timeless appeal and gathered sensibility.

“In this age of ‘instant,’ the home should remain a bastion of tranquility that expresses the individual,” he says. “No two homes should ever be the same.” The collection is available exclusively at Baker in DC’s Cady’s Alley. bakerfurniture.com