The interior designer David Carter has enjoyed international acclaim for his eclectic style, which is both theatrical, luxurious and witty. Despite having no formal training in design, he rose to fame when his former flat in nearby Islington was featured on the front cover of World of Interiors and the founding editor, Min Hogg, contacted him, promising to feature any future projects he worked on.
David, who had been working in fashion but had always had a passion for antiques and interior design, did indeed go on to design more projects and rapidly filled more than forty pages of the magazine with his designs for clients around the world. “The people who approach me genuinely want something different, they want something quirky and completely unique, truly bespoke with an element of theatricality,” David says of his clients. “If you’ve worked hard for your money then you deserve to have the house you want, live out your fantasies and have fun.”
Carter is a London based interior designer, who works principally on high end residential projects both in the UK and abroad.
Carter has been running his interior design practice for over sixteen years, providing his expertise to an international clientele that has included Middle Eastern potentates, Captains of industry and City professionals. He works for people who don’t want an ‘off-the-peg’ design solution, but who are looking for something special, unique and bespoke.
David Carter doesn’t like labels. His signature style might loosely be described as ‘contemporary classic’, but all this really means is that 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.
Carter’s unique vision and the haunting beauty of his interiors have always attracted a huge amount of coverage in the world’s most influential design magazines.He has also been short listed for the highly prestigious Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year Award – widely regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the interior design industry – in 2001 and 2007.
What you get with Carter is a passionate exponent of a ‘grand’ design. Never bland or predictable, his work is driven by strong ideas and a conviction that a successful interior should reach out and touch our emotions.
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 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.
Carter creates spaces where clients, their friends and families actually enjoy spending time together – where they can simply be themselves. He is an expert at designing the sort of luxurious and stylish backdrops against which most of us would be only too pleased to live.
David Carter cares about his work and wants his clients to be happy.