Thursday, May 31, 2012

Miles Redd design crush of the week!

Raised in Atlanta, Miles Redd moved to New York to study film at New York University. More interested in set design, he began working for antiques dealer John Rosselli after graduation, which would serve as a hands-on education in furniture and the decorative arts. Later hired by decorator Bunny Williams, Redd honed his eye as a shopper and design assistant, combing the 26th Street flea market and frequenting the great antiquarians for beautiful finds. His tiny East Village apartment became a laboratory for his particular brand of cozy glamour: he painted the floor in an emerald green harlequin pattern, stacked books to the ceiling, and hung works of art ranging from his own figure drawings to a 19th century copy of a Velásquez Infanta. This playful mix of high and low, emboldened by color and modern gestures but grounded in practicality, would come to define Redd's style.
After a brief stint studying painting in Lacoste, France, he returned to New York and began decorating friends' apartments. One job led to another and in 1998 Redd opened his own office in Noho. At ease working in a variety of styles and settings, he relies on innovation and imagination to create comfortable, elegant interiors that express a client's personality. Traditional room arrangements find their foil in juxtapositions of surface texture—lacquer and plaster, satin and linen—but without becoming precious. He believes in a pragmatic approach to living well and finds the best collaborations come from a meeting of the minds and a shared sense of humor.

Having completed many New York apartments, Redd has also worked on such diverse projects as a Miami Beach condominium, a ranch in Wyoming and a farmhouse in the South of France. He is currently decorating an Upper East Side townhouse, a couple's country home in Millbrook, New York, and a Philip Schutze house in Atlanta for a young family. Redd also lends his time to organizations like Housing Works and the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. His work has been featured in New York Magazine, Vogue, House Beautiful, Elle Décor, House & Garden, W, and Country Life. In 2003, Redd was named creative director of Oscar de la Renta Home. Above biography courtesy of

We are delighted to attend the Lecture by Miles Redd tomorrow at the Kips Bay Designer lecture series! He will be discussing todays Fashion and its influence on design. This is something we are very interested in  and have done posts on before, but it will be quite an education coming from Miles Redd's point of view! We will have great things to post about on Monday. Have a wonderful weekend as we enjoy our day in NYC,  the lecture, Kips Bay tour and then a great dinner at the Red Cat!! 

Miles Redd the Performing his magic!

All the following photos are courtesy of Miles Redd portfolio, these are just a glimpse of  Miles' portfolio full of personality !!

This prussian blue is like deep blue water!!

One of my favorite kitchens, timeless and elegant!

Eclectic at its finest!

Library envy!!!

Okay, any wall treatment with birds is fine by me!!

Red done right!! Trimming out the red lacquer with gilding adds dimension and structure to simple library shelving.


Love this bathroom, all the details are stunning!

We are deli in Atlanta, Miles Redd moved to New York to study film at New York University. More interested in set design, h


  1. You are in like company if you love Miles Redd. I have posted on his work eight times if you need more of a dose!
    Lucky you being able to listen to his passions. Keep us posted, Karolyn.

    1. Thanks, he is so talented! I will let you know monday what we learned!! Have a great weekend!!


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