above, photo of Miles Redd by Camerone Krone for 1st dibs
When I think of the ever stylish Miles Redd, I think of his glamorous mirrored bathroom and ultra chic black and white kitchen with glass countertops and mirrored backsplash! I absolutely love his bold theatrical approach to interior design! This months cover of Veranda features a Miles Redd designed interior, hence the inspiration for today’s post! After doing some research, I was fascinated to learn that he graduated from NYU as a film major. Passionate about set design, he decided to stay in NYC working for antiquarian John Rosselli and later Bunny Williams. In a 2009 interview with New York Social Diary, he speaks of his time with Bunny Williams ~ “She taught me everything I know! How to break down a house and set it up, how are you going to use a room, the best ways to do floor plans, really super practical decoration … and how to run a business and a budget.” He credits fashion as one of his greatest influences along with photographers Richard Avedon, Irving Penn and illustrator Rene Gruau. His signature style mixes strong hues with playful patterns and textures. In a Redd interior, an animal print is considered a neutral! His love of art also plays an important role saying, in an interview with Annie Kelly for 1st dibs, “If he hadn’t become a decorator, he would have immediately been an art dealer. He uses art to change the emphasis of a room, hanging contemporary paintings to add punch to traditional decorating, and introducing traditional art into contemporary interiors for an extra layer of richness.” Redd is currently the creative director of Oscar de la Renta Home and continues to wow the design world with his luxurious, one of a kind interiors!
below, his mirrored master bath ~ photos by Jeffrey Hirsch for New York Social Diary
below, the living room of his NYC home ~ photos from New York Social Diary
below, Redd designed Mila and Tom Tuttles’ NYC four-story, double-width brick mansion built in 1836 ~ photos from Elle Decor