Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Designer Profile* Miles Redd

Miles Redd is argueably one of my favourite interior designers. He was originally a film student at NYU but found himself more interested in set design than film. After university he worked for an antiques dealer and then Interior Designer Bunny Williams.  

Image Via New York Magazine

His apartment in the East village became the testing ground for his distinctive style. Quoted from his site "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". ( I have been trying to find words to describe his style and brand and I think "Cozy Glamour" could not be any more accurate. )

After studying briefly in France he returned to New York and started decorating friends apartments, in 1998 opened his own office in Noho and in 2003 Redd was named creative director of Oscar de la Renta Home. He has also been featured in New York Magazine, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, W, House and Garden and MANY blogs over the internet....just "google" him but be careful because before you know it you will have gotten lost in the world that is Miles Redd. 

Some of my favourite work of his is when he uses laquer on the walls. Not only is it a very innovative concept but very difficult to accomplish but as with everything else he does it impeccably. Below are a few of my favourite rooms of his.