Thursday, September 22, 2011

Carleton Varney

 Designer Spotlight on Mr. Carleton Varney.

How can you look at the cover of his book and not want to know more about him???

Bring it on, Mr. Color.

There is an entire article on Mr. Varney in House Beautiful that you can check out, but these are a few of the gems that I thought were particularly lovely ( I just feel lady-like when talking about a dude that wears ascots...):










 Crushing on Carleton? You betcha.

27 comments:

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

Love love love that striped entry!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

Love love love that striped entry!

Lisete Reis said...

LOVE the striped hall!! It remindes me the one i did last wekeend!! :)) And the blue living room.. gorgeous!
Lisete Reis from White Glam

Kim @ keller-creative said...

I love all the mixed patterns and colors. It's so fun and playful!

DecorandtheDog said...

I'm a fan of the striped entry as well. Dude knows his stuff!

Baby Shopaholic said...

Oooo. Mr color seems awesome. Love every look.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

stripes and pattern and zebra, oh my!

Yup, my kind of designer.

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Wow. His use of stripes and pattern are stunning. Love the zebra rug just like Naomi.

natasha {schue love} said...

LOVE the striped walls! Gorgeous mixed patterns! :)

Amy R. said...

Drama for sure!

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Love the eat-in kitchen space. Love the touches of black & white in these rooms.

designstiles said...

Love a man who's not afraid of color. Or an ascot. Ha!

I'm really digging the room with the corn flakes box. I see it as art. So playful .

Amanda Hill said...

Ascots are totally underrated :) Great Find! I adore the blk and wht stairs....

Daydreamer said...

love the striped entry and the zebra stair runner!
Also loved your post on banquets yesterday. I've always thought I would love a kitchen nook with one.
have a great day!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

That first room just stole my heart! Love it :) xoxo

theLENNOXX said...

Oh I've seen most of these pics many times before, and I love them sooo much, but I never knew who designed any of them, so thank you so much for the "introduction"!

PS: I really love your blog, and added it to my blogroll ;-)

xox Linda

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

That is some serious use of color and pattern. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Portuguese Prepster said...

I cannot get over that gorgeous foyer!

Alexa said...

I'm so inspired by that kitchen, with the black and white and touches of yellow.
xo

Amanda said...

Color, pattern and stripes ... amazing!
So beautiful!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Ascots? Now this is my kind of guy! His decorating skills don't hurt either :)

Style, She Wrote said...

Wow! These homes are amazing and their mix of colors and patterns is incredible. xo style, she wrote

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Carlton has such a fun style! Love his use of color and pattern, he trained with one of the best, Dorothy Draper.

My design class got to meet him in New York when we were there on our annual design trip one year, such a great experience!

Julip Made said...

Definitely crushing on Carleton! That pale pink and dark coral are just delightful together and oh so girly in all the best ways!

Mom of 12 said...

Those are beautiful! Somebody has some real talent...and money...and it's NOT me.
Sandy

Eva said...

Aubrey eu adoro os mix de estampas e cores maravilhosas,que você mostra, admiro muito esse teu talento, escolhas perfeitas, beijos querida, um feliz final de semana para você!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

WOWEE!! Loving all the bright colors and mix of prints!