Through the wonderful world of Pinterest, I stumbled across Carrier and Company over the weekend. They are Jesse Carrier, and Mara Miller, a husband and wife design duo based in New York. Their interior design projects are completely unique and reflect their customer’s lives. Their design aesthetic is brilliantly restrained while also combining antique and vintage furniture, modern pieces, bespoke furniture and soft furnishings, quirky and interesting artwork – a seemingly impossible task.
One of my favourite projects is Dove Meadow so we shared the images below so you can take a little tour around this beautiful home. Dove Meadow is a 19th century farmhouse in upstate New York that has been pulled apart during previous renovations. The homeowners worked with Carrier and Company to restore and re-instate many original features to bring the character back into the home.
Layering textures in a space is actually a really difficult art to master and in this sitting room, what might seem on paper to be texture overload, is actually genius. Keeping the walls, flooring and sofas neutral allows them to throw in occasional bursts of woven colour and additional texture. The textured wallpaper in particular is a triumph, made from burlap and designed and manufactured by Elizabeth Dow – it pairs perfectly with the white painted pine plank wainscoting.
A beautiful mix of antique and vintage pieces gives the space a really welcoming and homely feel. The antique sideboard which sits neatly under the large screen television is absolutely perfect for the space. Having a television featured like this is a great inspiration point for those seeking to incorporate large televisions in their sitting rooms. When you buy magazines and look online for inspiration on your perfect sitting room it’s rare to see designs that incorporate televisions because let’s face it, they are pretty monstrous things and they can end up looking like a big black box. The reality is that most of us have them in the home though, so I think it’s great that Carrier and Company keep it real and showcase a practical and inspiring way of how to mix old and new.
We really love the simplicity of this kitchen design, and of course, we are big fans of the Wolf range cooker so it’s lovely to see one incorporated into this kitchen.
This bedroom has a lovely mix of mid-century pieces such as the desk, armchair (almost out of shot) and vintage accessories like the glassware and the metal bedside tables. The jute rug flooring laid over the dark hardwood floors brings texture and warmth to the room and makes it feel like a really cosy sanctuary.
The bespoke made window seat / bed is a real favourite though – a perfect spot to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book.
The workspace area above is just perfect for catching up on emails and correspondence. A lovely light and airy spot with windows surrounding the entire corner, the simple hook fabric blinds would be great at keeping out any glaring sunshine.
Bathrooms with a simple colour palette always seem crisp and fresh and this one is no different – the black painted floorboards are a really stroke of genius and pair beautifully with the white wooden panelling on the walls.
To see more interior design work by Carrier and Company take a look at their website here. Also, if you particularly liked this project, you may want to take a look at the House Beautiful feature which has lots of additional images and information.
All images: Carrier and Company