Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Lush, luxe and lavish are just a few words that describe the sophisticated drop-dead-chic interiors Miles Redd creates.  To have all things  Redd captured in one book is pure heaven. To me, Redd's work is some of the most exciting out there today. With exuberant color choices, beautiful classic upholstery pieces, bouncingly reflective lacquer finishes, and geo painted and marble floors, his interiors radiate glamour. In Assouline's The Big Book of Chic, the new tome from Redd, favorite quotations and glam inspirations of the past are captured alongside his striking interiors. Primary colors abound, and his use of  red, yellow and cobalt blue will have you smitten.  By the end of the book, you will want to redo everything in turquoise and red, or any one of his amazing color pairings. Channeling his lifestyle and a sense of grandeur,  readers get a peek into his world.  From his love of the rich colors used in John Singer Sargent paintings and gutsy antiques to the grande dames of yore, the inspired vision he has created comes to life on the pages of this book. 

Photos courtesy of Assouline

Photo courtesy of Assouline
At his book launch party, Redd turns out in a snappy coral blazer.

 A wood paneled country living room with two distinct seating areas that mix lush blue velvet and pale striped upholstery, bold artwork and pops of red.

A gracious entry of a New York apartment with high gloss cobalt blue walls, red upholstered leather door and black and white marble floor.  If any project screams MR, this is it.

 A Redd signature, the silk ruffled-edge curtain, resembles a taffeta ballskirt.  Aqua, turquoise, magenta and yellow come together in a sunny sitting room.

 Another area of the room plays up the yellow and turq to dazzling effect

A loden green velvet sofa is a thing of beauty. Paired with lipstick red walls, a great art collection and a killer Venetian mirror in a library, the stage is set to relax with a drink.

Love! A dutch door painted high gloss taxi cab yellow on the outside, Prussian blue on the inside, leads into a country entrance hall with a dark console, glossy black bamboo  chairs with multi ikat cushions and antique rug.

Red acts as the guiding force in a living room with matching mirrored niches holding Asian paintings. A tree of life print on cozy bridgewater chairs and zebra covered black x-benches play off a stunning antique rug.


Carl said...

Yesterday I attended the AD book signing at A. Rudin. I have been to many of his lectures and after hearing him speak during this slide presentation it occurred to me how strong an influence the fine arts are to his work. It's not just about strong color, it's the forms, lines and contrasts. His work truly lines it's self with painting, sculpture and even installation art. He is indeed an artist within his realm.


Marisa/Stylebeat said...

So fascinating-