David Carter is an interior designer based in London, and his portfolio has some of the most dramatic and theatrical designs I think I've ever seen. "The qualities that define a Carter interior are glamour, luxury and wit, but this is also combined with an uncompromising commitment to quality and a sharp eye for detail. He loves mixing old and new, and he is equally adept at conjuring up all the theatrical flamboyance of a Marie Antoinette-inspired boudoir as he is masterminding the muted machismo of a Bond-esque bachelor pad. He has designed DARK rooms which provide an entrancingly seductive sanctuary from the world, and LIGHT rooms which seem to dance with an ethereal other-worldliness. All share his bold romantic vision." I commend him on his fearlessness. Life is too short to live in a home filled with nothing but blah. Blah is for sissies.
It's warming up for our northern hemisphere readers so it's a perfect time for a little garden inspiration. Australian landscape design firm Greenart Gardens does just that. Wonderful outdoor rooms and gorgeous greenery. I don't think I'd want to come back inside with garden spaces like these.
I love the rich colour of this room by Jason Martin and don't get me started on the denim chairs. Retrolicious! Need help with your space? Don't forget to send your design dilemma for a chance to receive Jason's DIY+ help. A designer touch in your home! You'll all you need to know on how to enter here and submissions can now be emailed here.
I am in awe of Ken Gutmaker's photography. As a result of his perfect composition and lighting, I want to be a part of each of these spaces. I so desperately want to walk out onto that deck, and pass through the open glass walls into that backyard (I wish the climate here was conducive to that much glass), and eat at those dining tables. I think I need to stash a few of these photos for future reference.