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Antique Round Table featured in Elle Decor MagazineThe Peace Keeper
Designer Darryl Carter modernizes his 19th-century Virginia farmhouse with bold gestures and a soothing palette

Room/Style: Dining Room, Country

 

Notes: An oak gate leg wake table by Red Schoolhouse Antiques, antique armchairs, a Baroque-style chandelier and a painted barn door in the dining room.

 

Carter’s rustic-meets-refined escape is a textbook example of the neutral palette and strong silhouettes he has made his professional hallmarks since giving up practicing law for interior design a decade ago. Stucco hearths and primitive wood benches contrast with an occasional rarefied English or Italian antique. Weathered barn doors have been repurposed into cabinets, espresso-color cotton curtains warm up the living and dining rooms, and a narrow 12-foot dining table made of reclaimed wood seats 16 friends for the house speciality: chicken potpie.