Interiors By Miles Redd
Browse rooms by the New York designer.
Ornate furniture combined with graphic floors adds fun contrast in a utilitarian space.
The entrance of this New York apartment packs drama with bold blue walls and pops of red. “I favor rich lacquer colors in hallways with limited natural light,” says New York designer Miles Redd. “The color for the walls was taken from Yves Klein, and the floor from Lutyens, which was also painted.”
Lacquered walls reflect light in a small space.
“I love the combination of the walls and velvet, and a lacquered deep blue is a favourite color of mine,” says Redd. A curious collection of objects, Jansen chairs in moss silk velvet and eclectic lighting complete the room.
Glossy cabinets reflect more light.
This dramatic kitchen by New York designer Miles Redd dares to be different. “I’m sick to death of all-white kitchens,” says Toronto blogger Jen Selk. “You know the ones I mean — vast expanse of white marble, tiled backsplash, bowl of citrus on the counter. It’s boring. I hope kitchens like this signal a shift back to cooking spaces with a little more interest and personality.”
Mixed styles and bold colors add personality.
“This is a great space by designer Miles Redd,” says Toronto blogger Jen Selk. “This New York apartment from House Beautiful really inspired me to be brave with color. That purple sofa is wonderfully unique. Many people would balk at a big colored sofa like this one, but I think it’s important to live with furniture that has personality. While I’m sure nearly every piece in this room was expensive, I love that you could achieve a similar look with thrift store finds.”
Green walls and blue drapes ground this space.
“The Ziegler Sultanabad Persian rug sets the tone in this country house,” notes Redd. He added even more pattern with ikat and tiger-striped throw pillows, filling the room with fun color.
Clashing colors result in a youthful look.
Pink and red — formerly cantankerous hues — are just one example of analogous colors that make perfect mates in decorating today. A pop of blue and the mix of contemporary and vintage art add to Redd’s own eclectic living room.
White furniture stands out against sorbet walls.
“This is my living room in its edited state,” says Redd. The zebra-print doors continue the safari theme set out by the oversized art. The soft pink walls add a calming touch.
Eclectic furniture and lots of framed art play off a black and white striped wall.
“Designers who can successfully layer pattern, mix style eras and make the most of a small space are quite impressive,” says Cassandra LaValle, author of the popular design blog, Coco + Kelley. “But to do all three at once? Simply amazing! This room by designer Miles Redd perfectly mixes masculine and feminine influences and manages to feel quite cozy.”
Pastel hues let architectural details stand out.
“The Pagoda curtain shape feels so 1930s to me,” notes Redd. If you have a large-scale room, amazing curtains can add the perfect touch.
A screen delineates a desk area.
“Screens are under used and add great dimension to any room,” says New York designer Miles Redd. “They are like decorative architecture.” Redd painted this English breakfast table in faux lime tortoise, one of his favorite trademarks. Hang art at seated eye level in a reading spot like this.
Crisp white bedding, a campaign bed frame, vintage wallpaper and bold hues create an eclectic, romantic effect in the famous New York designer’s boudoir.
“This is, hands down, my favorite bedroom of all time,” says Erin Gates, a Boston interior designer and author of the popular Elements of Style blog. “The Chinoiserie paper, juxtaposed against the modern stools and Madeline Weinrib rug, makes for an incredible visual impact. This room inspired me to be a designer!”
A delicately detailed wallpaper is perfect for a guest room.
“This is a Pagoda bed made by Century Furniture for the Oscar de la Renta Home collection I work with,” notes New York designer Miles Redd. “I love the Chinese influence.” An intricate settee with fur throw at the foot of a bed adds a sense of luxury.
A screen adds interest as a headboard.
“This is a bed we made and hand-painted in a faux horn finish,” says Redd. “I love it mixed with the Coromandel screen.” Deep blue curtains and mismatched side tables suit the global theme perfectly.
An urban patio surrounded by plants.
Redd’s own New York patio deck has a painted checker pattern that lends a graphic hit to the plain wood planks. Soft blue seat cushions and luxe linens bring an indoor feel outdoors.