Carrier and Company. One of today’s most celebrated and influential design firms, creates eclectic, inspired and quietly virtuosic interiors across the style spectrum — from bohemian glamour to country charm, sophisticated modern, and historically informed — for clients as individual in taste as Anna Wintour and Jessica Chastain.
In DEFINING CHIC, the Carriers showcase homes that express their clients’ personalities and dreams, through the practical filters of lifestyle and place—and reveal the design principles behind them. Their range spans a historic, art-filled New York duplex, replete with period vestiges, to an updated Mediterranean-style Southern California house with an art deco–era core, and a refreshed Connecticut lakeside retreat with glass expanses that capture the views. Discrete touches throughout lift the overall effect. For example, a cashmere-covered sofa transforms a library into a space not only for reading but also for contemplation while vibrant, orange leather lining turns kitchen cabinets from a necessity into an incredible luxury. This stunning book will appeal to design fans interested in chic, livable spaces.
Positively Chic Interiors
“ The act of pleasing a client is something that Jesse and Mara do on a daily basis, and they do so by recognizing that how we live is not always meant to be picture-ready. As I looked through their book, that philosophy of decorating was entirely evident. I wasn’t just taken in by the elegance and exactitude of the aesthetic decisions, the flawless mix of neoclassicist rigor and Scandinavian chic, the Art Deco élan and the rustic simplicity, but by how each and every interior here embodies a real sense of personal charm; these are homes whose high style comes from a very human-scaled sense of warmth and joy. But when one considers they are the work of Jesse and Mara, that’s exactly to be expected. ”
Editor-in-Chief / Vogue