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Posted November 12, 2008
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Beautiful New Take On Traditional
Darryl Carter has written a beautiful book, that I proudly display on my coffee table. His singular voice, makes it okay, to not use vibrant colors and lots of clutter to make a signature statement. A few well chosen, timeless pieces, artfully arranged, can make a beautiful statement as well. Isn't that the essence of traditional?
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Posted September 14, 2008
Great ideas but more photos would be nice
I thought the book was well organized and descriptive but the photos could be better. Specifically, the author discussed several rooms in various houses that he decorated. He gave very specific details of the decorating but there was rarely a coinciding photo. It was hard to picture what he did without the actual picture. There were great photos in the book but none of the photos were described in the main text of the book. Hopefully volume 2 will address this!
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Posted September 5, 2009
Recommended for mixing old and new, modern and traditional, neutral palettes
I found this book to be a helpful guide in the way that the author mixes a variety of design elements in neutral, calming palettes, which is what I am hoping to achieve in my own home. He shows how to mix and match using antique with contemporary, traditional and modern, and furnishings with different wood tones, and still keep a clean, calm look. He clearly likes to work in neutral palettes which allows him greater liberty in the way he mixes furnishings. The photos are nicely done and clearly illustrate his design style used in all rooms of the home. There are some descriptions in text of work he has done for clients that is not illustrated, but the text clearly puts forward his design view on what he set out to accomplish.
I would recommend this book especially to those interested in mixing styles and periods and still have a clean, contempory look. The cover illustration is a good clue to what is in the book.
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Posted January 9, 2011
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