LUXList Designer Edition | Carrier & Company

Husband-and-wife duo Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, principals of Carrier and Company Interiors, are a whirlwind of harmonious blends: classic and contemporary, subtle and bold, sophisticated and whimsical. Taking inspiration from ages past and bringing a fresh perspective to every project, Jesse & Mara are constantly crafting timeless spaces that fit each of their clients’ personality and taste. Discover more of their chic work in their first book Carrier and Company Positively Chic Interiors, with a  foreword by Anna Wintour, “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.”

See what inspires this powerhouse team and find out which pieces they love from RubyLUX!

Carrier & Co‘s LUXList Picks

Cabinet by Aldo Tura

Describe your design aesthetic in a few words?

Comfortable, Confident, Edited, Artful

What do you love about using antiques in your designs?

Antique and vintage pieces add interest to any interior.  They can be soulful, glamorous, idiosyncratic, visually arresting and often beautiful.  They can help to define an aesthetic or add depth and interest to sparer interiors.

What inspires you?

We find inspiration in the process of creating a narrative for a home by learning about the clients’ lifestyle, personalities, and taste, as well as the location and purpose of the home.  We try not to approach a project with any pre-conceived notions.  We tend to derive inspiration from the past and authentic things – like museum house tours and get excited by contemporary art and artists.

What is your favorite LUXList piece and why?  

There is a Gio Ponti conference table from 1939 that is a current favorite!  As a piece designed for industry, it has monolithic, substantive qualities such as a thick slab top and solid tripod pedestal bases, and the ribbing details and tapered shape of the pedestals incorporate the visual influence of the machine age idea of “movement” of the deco period.  But what makes Gio Ponti always a favorite is how forward thinking the designs are – and here, the shape of the pedestals is so subtle that appears more mid-century, and currently still feels contemporary.  And the color and patina of the wood are rich without dark formality.

A mix of patterns and textures–characteristic of Carrier and Company’s ability to marry the different.
Every piece has the potential to bring old stories to life in new ways when they’re given the chance to be the center of attention.
Bring together the traditional and the modern with historic artwork beside timeless contemporary furniture

Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, the principals of Carrier and Company Interiors, are a husband-and-wife design duo who create rooms that are a confident mix of timeless and contemporary design—both familiar and fresh at once. Always refined and sophisticated, light-filled and airy, the Carriers’ work ranges in style from elegantly traditional to luxuriously minimalist to glamorously bohemian. Their rooms feature subtle patterns and neutral palettes punctuated by bursts of exuberance and unexpected mixes of high and low, old and new.
As Architectural Digest noted in naming them to the AD100 list, “They have established a reputation for spicing the appropriate with the strikingly unusual”, and “the spirited, winning nature of this Manhattan-based couple has attracted the attention—and business—of fashion and media heavyweights.” Clients include Anna Wintour (Vogue), Bob Pittman, Jane Rosenthal, Jay Fielden (Town & Country & Esquire), Jason Wu, Annie Leibovitz, and Jessica Chastain, to name a few. In addition to AD100, Carrier and Company is also a proud standing member of the Elle Décor A List, and NY Spaces Top 50 Designers.
Whether decorating a sprawling beach house or a loft downtown, a Park Avenue penthouse or guest quarters in converted barns, Carrier and Company’s mission is to connect people with place and combine their tailored, carefully edited and curated approach with the clients’ collections, artwork, taste, and personality, creating exquisitely detailed yet comfortable and personalized spaces. As Anna Wintour writes in the Foreword of their 1st book Carrier and Company Positively Chic Interiors, “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.”
Projects include private residences in New York City, The Hamptons, New Canaan, Greenwich, Salisbury, Seattle, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Virginia, Naples, and Paris.
The firm’s work has been featured in: Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, The World of Interiors, Vogue, Town and Country, House Beautiful, Luxe, Domino, Oprah, The New York Times, and Wall Street Journal.

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