Darrell’s influences as a furnituremaker and designer have been many and varied, including such diverse sources as Gothic, Chippendale and James Krenov. It’s within the Arts & Crafts Movement (Craftsman, Mission) that he feels most at home though. The ideals of John Ruskin and William Morris have been an inspiration to him. The movements many designers (and craftsmen) such as Gustav Stickley, Harvey Ellis, and CR Mackintosh, have all played a part in Darrell’s development. But it’s the Pasadena architects, Charles and Henry Greene (Greene and Greene) that have captivated him the most.