When you know someone well or work with someone closely, their handwriting can become very distinct. The same goes for designers. Immediately upon looking at a picture of a room, no matter how different the concept, a true designer can have a signature appeal. In the case of designer Miles Redd, his writing is all over the perfectly upholstered wall.
If you have read some of my previous posts, you will know about my enthusiasm for Redd. He can not only make a house a masterpiece of design, but he also has the talented ability to make the design come alive. His interiors are part whimsy, sophisticated, modern, and traditional. Each room is a surprise, yet each room is cohesive with the spirit of the home. Redd uses color as art and pattern as play. All the home’s a stage, and his design is the lead role. His work can be as lighthearted as a Nancy Meyers movie, or as dramatic as Sally Field in the South. If it sounds like I am gushing (ok, I am..I admit it), let his work prove my point.
Here are just a few of my favorites. Go ahead, paint the town Redd!
Miles is the master of the canopied bed. Love that fur throw and Chinoiserie wallpaper. Photo by William Waldron.
The fantastic hallway was recently featured in the latest issue of Architectural Digest. I love the green wallpaper with blue ceiling and doors. The Bunny Williams brushstroke lamp looks fabulous at the end of the hallway. Incredible!
What a perfectly peacocked powder room! I love the corner angle of the mirror and sink. Photo source: House Beautiful
The chocolate tufted velvet sofa pops against the blue chinoiserie wallpaper. The accents of red are unexpected, but wonderfully incorporated. Photo source: House Beautiful
Miles is a master in detail, as seen by these upholstered zebra doors with nailhead lining.
A bathroom in top-to-bottom travertine. I love this clean, spa-like look.
A simple, yet full of detail, blue hallway in this Bahamas home. If a little sand was on the floor, it would look like part of the decor. Photo source: Architectural Digest
A perfect contrast of color. I love the fur rug and the tassel detail on the bottom of the coffee table. Photo source: Architectural Digest
This is an ideal family kitchen that is soft, classic, and full of personality. Photo source: Peppermint Bliss
I have recently become obsessed with screens behind beds. I love all the texture and material. Photo source: House Beautiful
Notice how Redd uses all these different patterns, and yet the room blends together so seamlessly? Such precious and playful pagoda canopies in this children’s room. Photo source: Architectural Digest
Shades of blue and pattern in this Houston home. Is he not a master of colorful doors?! In love with that deep blue. Photo source: Architectural Digest.
The renown and incredible mirrored bathroom in Redd’s home. Redd and Danielle Rollins hosted a dinner party in this bathroom…The candle reflection against the mirrored jewel box is gorgeous. Photo sources: Elle Decor & Danille Rollins, Soiree Entertaining With Style