Recently I was introduced to designer Matthew Carter‘s work via Pinterest, and my heart skipped a beat. Intrigued to learn more, I visited Matthew’s website and fell head over heels for his traditional, southern style.
Based in Lexington, Kentucky, Matthew is known for breathing new life into antiques and heirlooms, and for designing houses and spaces that respect history but feel fresh and relevant for today. In 2005, he was named among House Beautiful’s “America’s Top Young Designers.” More recently, his work has appeared in books such as Fortuny Interiors by Brian Coleman, Linens: For Every Room and Occasion by Jane Scott Hodges, Kentucky: Historic Houses and Horse Farms of Bluegrass Country by Pieter Estersohn, and publications such as Keeneland Magazine, C Magazine, and House Beautiful.
Let’s take a tour of a beautiful home he designed in Ashland Park, a historic early 20th century neighborhood in Lexington, Kentucky.
Isn’t this home divine? And it is complete with so many of my favorite things… hand painted Chinoiserie wallpaper, chintz, antiques, pinks, greens, and blue and white. It is elegant and traditional, yet warm, cozy, and inviting. This beautiful, classically designed home will stand the test of time.
To learn more about Matthew Carter, please visit his website and follow him on Instagram. While based in Kentucky, his work can be found in Napa Valley, Vail, Washington D.C., Palm Beach, and Lyford Cay, Bahamas.
Very beautiful. Nice use of colour. And Pieter Estersohn, who did the book, lives not far away. I was just at a party at his house to promote another book that a different friend of mine wrote about a great house. I'm so fortunate that most of my friends have great houses that books are written about.
I was not familiar with this designer- so thanks for making me aware of a modern classicist. The South is full of talent that never ceases to impress me. Kudos to you and Matthew!
Such a beautifully classic and timeless home!
I too had not heard of this Designer, but now will absolutely be looking up more of his work.
What a gorgeous home!! I love Kentucky – if I could live in this beautiful home, I would move today! Hope you are having a good weekend, Andrea! xoxo