Keeneland Magazine

NO4 2013

Keeneland, Investing in Racing's Future since 1936.

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"They loved it!" Carter said with a laugh. "They didn't change one thing. They were completely pleased." Since then, Carter has "completely pleased" legions of people with his taste and imagination. Early on in his career, the prestigious House Beautiful magazine recognized his talent and named Carter as one of the nation's "Young Decorators to Watch," and for the past eight years he has had his own stunningly successful, ever-growing Lexington-based business. What's more, he has become the premier, sought-after designerin-demand among members of the Thoroughbred horse world, many of them with the wealth and connections to bring in the world's best-known designers. But, it is "Matt" they trust with their private spaces. "The horse business has been wonderfully good to me," Carter said with a smile. "There has been so much repeat business, and so many of my clients have become good friends. After all, it's quite a personal relationship, designing someone's intimate spaces." We are talking with him in the charming Victorian cottage nestled away on Clay Avenue that is home to 46 KEENELAND WINTER 2013 At Matthew Carter Interiors, the designer's shop on Clay Avenue, tranquil colors create a harmonious setting.

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