December 28, 2010

MILES REDD: COLOR GENIUS

I may not be the biggest fan of primary colors, but I know good design when I see it, and this Miles Redd designed space is nothing short of genius!
One thing especially stands out to me in the bedroom: The way Miles paired bright yellow with subdued gray. The gray anchors the room and keeps it from running away with too much whimsy.
Clearly the home owner is playful and fun. You can see it in the art work he collects, which I'm sure Miles had a field day with. The designer is, after all, known for his theatrically inspired spaces.
Now we're moving into a space I could live with (though well designed, I'm just not a fan of color combo green and yellow). In an otherwise all black, white, and gray room, the jewel toned fabric on those chair is like a starburst of visual delight!
But what I love most about the entire apartment is undoubtedly the floor. Lately I've had an obsession with any floor pattern reminiscent of checkered and this three colored, diamond pattern just went straight to the top of my list!

And finally, more beautiful chairs. The real genius of this room for me though resides in the way Miles decided to ebonize the table and chairs in high gloss black, but leave the chest in its natural wood. It's a move that isn't intuitive, but when done, totally works. And when looking a little closer, the four black columns on the chest is just the right amount to still make it all relate and tie in.

15 comments:

quintessence said...

Agree with you!! Also not a primary color fan but can totally appreciate his talent! I love all his high gloss finishes. But that floor!! So spectacular - definitely makes the space!

I Dream Of said...

I like primary colors more in theory (and sometimes in my wardrobe) more than in practice, but I can see why others like them... they are cheerful and eye-catching. Tricky to do well, though. Miles Redd is so talented...

Splendid Sass said...

Miles is a genius! I love the pale blue walls in so many of his rooms. His use of primary and muted colors is amazing. As most know, I am a big fan. This is strange, because I use more neutral and muted tones with a pop of color.
Great post, Crystal.
Teresa
xoxo

My Passport to Style said...

Hope you had a great Christmas Crystal! You put a big smile on my face with this interiors post juicy colours to lift the most jaded over the festive season, thanks! Sharon xx

Cara said...

The chairs in the bedroom are amazing! Despite the fact that ikat is so overdone, they make me happy! I generally prefer muted jewel tones to primary colors, but this space is beautiful!

Cara
www.anurbancottageblog.blogspot.com

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Those ikat chairs are to die for! I don't care if its "overdone"... its such a gorgeous look- especially against the traditional frame.

He sure goes lacquer crazy. It works, though.

The Iconic Blog.com said...

So fun and fresh!x

Rebecca @ Digital Dollhouse said...

I love the asymmetry of the sets of chairs. Such a great shoot.

Thanks for sharing.

Ludmila {creamylife.com} said...

LOVE the 1st picture! The yellow door is to die for!

ellelove7 said...

EW! Are you kidding me?! Who would HONESTLY paint that much yellow into a room. PUKE.
Can I give you a very honest opinion?? Give people design ideas that are practical. Quit going off the deep end with these dumb design ideas. Maybe people say they like these ideas, and maybe in that room it looks great. But who in their right mind would paint a door bright yellow?? No one. It is very very preposterously impractical. I normally love reading your blog and normally love the ideas you throw out there, but this is one that is too outlandish.

Briana said...

That kitchen floor is so Escher. Love it.

Jen of Made By Girl said...

primary colors arent my thing in a home...but Miles always knows how to put things together...makes you LOVE it. :))))))))))
Have a great new year!!

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HilaryInspired said...

Crystal, I am a huge fan of Miles and constantly impressed with his unconventional use of color and proportion. Thank you for sharing a unique piece of design! To the previous commenter who was less than impressed with Miles' work, I would have to say that if the client was happy then why NOT paint the door a bright lacquer yellow! That may have been just their style. Sometimes it takes seemingly outlandish decisions such as these by a handful of courageous designers to open our eyes to a fresh aesthetic and possible future trend. I may not have chosen these elements for my own bedroom but I can certainly appreciate the skill, artistry, and bravery displayed by Mr. Redd. Its seems very Albert Hadley to me. (Just a few of my thoughts). :-)

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Miles Redd is so out of the box that he inspires us all to step away from convention and see what else we can create. He's really one of a kind!

LiveLikeYou said...

He shows that supreme interior design is truly like art. Colors shapes and all.

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