Daring By Design
Only decorator Miles Redd could dream up the colors and pattern combinations in this Manhattan apartment. And it's exactly the look this growing family refused to lose when they had to move.
The couple wanted a wow moment when you walk in the front door. The wife is super-stylish, and she wanted it to feel like an opium den where Yves Saint Laurent had just left the room. We were very much inspired by the aubergine ikat wallpaper and loved the chic madness against the black and white-painted geometric floor.
"I like kitchens to have a utilitarian clarity," Redd says. “The pale robin's-egg blue and the white subway tile—it’s just a fresh place to be in the morning." Walls in Fine Paints of Europe’s Mystic Blue. Range and hood, Wolf, Faucet, Rohl.
The people who live here are very passionate, charismatic, and stylish, and they pushed me to create a fantasy oasis for their busy lives. Decorating is such an expression of personal taste. They are bright, shiny, happy folks, and I think the apartment is reflective of their spirit.
De Gournay’s Sans Souci, a hand-painted silk wallcovering, turns the master bedroom into a little paradise. The valances around the window and mirror add an exotic touch and are upholstered in the same fabric as the headboard and window-seat cushion. Extra Silk byIsaac Mizrahi for S. Harris. Bedding, Schweitzer Linen. Ceiling in Benjamin Moore’s Blue Angel.