Friday, February 16, 2007

"My Favorite Things" with Miles Redd

For those of us who are passionate about design (and I think that's most of us who read design-oriented blogs), it seems that we can't consume enough information about interior decoration, decorative arts, and most especially interior designers. That said, I am introducing a new feature today that I hope to bring to you from time to time. I've chosen to call it "My Favorite Things", and the idea is to have an interior designer list his or her ten favorite things. The "favorite things" can range from something decorative to one of life's little pleasures.

For the first featured designer, I chose Miles Redd, a decorator (and fellow native Atlantan!) who is taking the design world by storm. Miles' interiors are always chic and glamorous, yet they are also very comfortable. Miles (with the assistance of Nick Olsen) was kind enough to provide us with his ten favorite things, and as you can imagine, it's a stylish and inspiring list! Here it is, and I hope you enjoy it!

Miles Redd: My Favorite Things

1) Ice tinkling in a heavy crystal glass

2) Odd colored lacquered lamp shades, like Yves Klein blue and emerald green

3) Beginning a day with a BATH

4) TiVo

5) Sleeping in on a snowy Sunday

6) The documentary "Signe Chanel"

7) Low upholstery and beds for sexy slink

8) The photographs of Bruce Weber and Richard Avedon

9) Furniture covered in sheets of mother of pearl

10) Painted patterned floors

(Photo above courtesy of New York Social Diary)


  1. Yipeeeeee - cause Miles is my favorite!

  2. Alyssa- I love him too! Talented and charming!

  3. Wow - this is wonderful. Thanks for the inspiring post!!

  4. who doesn't love Miles Redd. One of my Fav inspirations.

  5. Wes- Absolutely! His work always inspires me.
    Thanks for posting!

  6. casapinka7:50 PM

    GREAT post, love Miles, love Nick - a class act all around, those boys.

  7. What a great idea for a new feature! And who better to start it off with than Miles Redd. His inventive designs are amazingly gorgeous and glamorous. You hit the nail on the head as usual.

  8. Jennifer this is such a great idea!! Love it!

  9. Louise6:55 PM

    I love to browse the NY Social Diary's decorator rooms! On my screen this is coming up Pink and Red -- wow -- only a great talent could pull that off. It looks amazing and then he puts a rustic chair in the middle -- I'd never have thought that would look right, but it does.