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I am just now getting around to posting about Darryl Carter’s new retail boutique that opened up in DC’s Shaw neighborhood this fall. I was there on opening day and it did not disappoint. The shop is located at 1320 9th St NW ( which just so happens to be a short walk around the corner from my friend Steve’s DC row house that I posted about here)

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Darryl had the entire exterior & interior of the building painted a shade of white from his new paint color line available through Benjamin Moore here

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This daybed, hyde & giant concrete lion greet you upon first entering

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But what really steals the stage is this massive stone arch salvaged from an old Maryland estate. It had to be moved in pieces and reassembled with steel reinforcement to support it (please excuse the blurry pics)

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Behind it are built ins made from salvaged doors & drawers from the butlers pantry at Dumbarton House, a Georgetown landmark. Displayed inside were various one of a kind handmade china, glassware, utensils and such.

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Down the hall and in various rooms the art made you stop and stare. Darryl has a way of turning the most interesting items into art.

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His retail studio is even equipped with a full working kitchen, Viking range and all!

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Love all the clean lines in his sofa collection

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And so many wonderful linens to pick from for the upholstery

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One of Darryl’s design tricks is using printed linens on the reverse for a very subtle hint of color and pattern. This works well with his signature pale monochromatic look

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Loved this unusual footstool!

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Upstairs was mostly beds and linens
I highly recommend stopping by and checking it next time you are in DC….

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You may even get to meet the design celebrity in person :)
He was very sweet, charming and humble! He suggested we take the pic “in front of something sexy” :)

H~

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