Dan Carithers

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The JAN/FEB 17 issue of Veranda magazine includes a lovely feature on legendary Atlanta interior designer Dan Carithers. Veranda shares how the style of Mr. Carithers and the homes he designed & that the magazine published, helped shaped their pages, from early to current issues.

Mr. Carithers retired in 2010 but his design imprint continues to make an impact on today's interiors. In June 2011, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles included an article recognizing Mr. Carithers' lengthy & influential career. Highlights include -- a photo of Mr. Carithers flanked by 20 of his former assistants (many have established their own design firms including Margaret Kirkland, Lee Kleinhelter and Caroline Willis), quotes from contemporaries & clients from working with Mr. Carithers, and  a list of classic characteristics that define Mr. Carithers' signature style -- listed below from AH&L.....

  • Brown & white
  • Transferware
  • Creamware
  • Detailed table settings
  • Excellent mixture of old & new
  • Faux-painted floors
  • Round skirted tables for dining
  • White orchids or flowers (no rosebuds or other flowers with a bud)
  • Basketware
  • Custom rugs
  • Detailed lampshades and window treatments
  • Toile fabrics
  • Candles
  • Natural fabrics, especially linens
  • Michelle Erickson Pottery
  • Stone figures in gardens
  • Boxwoods—his greatest passion is gardening

In their DEC 15/JAN 16 issue, House Beautiful featured the interiors of the townhome Mr. Carithers and his wife Nancy had downsized into (first photo).....  Responsible for the design is friend & former mentee Judy Bentley.

And, I've written previously of Mr. Carithers' work in a post highlighting an Atlanta home that had hit the market, with the interior designed by Mr. Carithers -- the home was also published in & on the cover of the SEPT/OCT 99 issue of Veranda.

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