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Miles Redd on Bringing Glamour and Fun Back to Decorating

The Chairish Podcast

Few contemporary designers have had the impact of Miles Redd. Even before Instagram, his fresh take on traditional decor, full of exuberant colors, lacquered walls, bold patterns, and faded chintzes inspired a new generation of designers. Here he talks about how his childhood in Atlanta inspired his love for design history, the lessons he learned while working with Oscar de la Renta, why returning phone calls is crucial, and how auction catalogues have become a secret resource, plus much more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

37mins

26 Jan 2022

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Miles Redd on Bringing Glamour and Fun Back to Decorating

The Chairish Podcast

Few contemporary designers have had the impact of Miles Redd. Even before Instagram, his fresh take on traditional decor, full of exuberant colors, lacquered walls, bold patterns, and faded chintzes inspired a new generation of designers. Here he talks about how his childhood in Atlanta inspired his love for design history, the lessons he learned while working with Oscar de la Renta, why returning phone calls is crucial, and how auction catalogues have become a secret resource, plus much more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37mins

26 Jan 2022

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Ep. 52: Miles Redd & David Kaihoi

How to Decorate

This week we go to New York to catch up with Miles Redd, and his design partner in crime David Kaihoi. Miles has been featured in Vogue, W, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest and now he brings his one of a kind style to outdoor furniture at Ballard Designs. We talk with Miles and David about the inspiration behind the new collection, which offers beautifully designed quality pieces that look expensive and high end but are affordable and functional. What You'll Hear on This Episode:Decorating should be fun, and not a source of stress or pressure.How Miles and David overcome a creative dry spell or artistic lull and get in touch with their inspirationThe importance of feasting your eyes on beautiful homes to gather ideas, even if it’s just on vacationWhat it’s like to see things again with wonder and newness from the fresh eye of childrenThe role of performance fabrics and durability in a home with kidsThe balance of giving their younger clients what they want between what is functional and makes the most senseTheir new self storing cushion chair in the outdoor furniture collection blends stunning aesthetic with practical usage.Their special dining room tables that feature options and versatilityThe colors and materials that they love enough to bring in to their new office,Their work with Housing Works and Design on a Dime to help people get back on their feet and feel comfortable in societyTheir special theme of color and wallpaper for the booth this year, and their inspiration behind itA quick and easy way to decorate using wall sculpturesHow Miles switches from designing for clients and interior design to product development and designMiles and David’s propensity for adding in ebony or chalky white furniture to add an elegant and high end touch

43mins

5 Jun 2018

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Ep. 28 with Miles Redd, our newest design partner

How to Decorate

Celebrated New York decorator Miles Redd welcomed us to his home for this week’s episode of the podcast. With the launch of his new collection, we couldn’t resist the chance to talk with him about his inspiration for the pieces and how he envisions them living in people's homes.What You'll Hear on This Episode:We all share the best thing we’ve done to our homes, and also our biggest regret or mistakeHe talks about his home, and how he longs for wide open spacesHe shares how he went about designing the pieces for his collection, nearly all of them in his own homeHow his experience as the Creative Director for Oscar de la Renta helped inform his Ballard Designs collectionWe ask him about his favorite pieces in the collection — the dining table and the Kidney Accent TableWhy juxtaposition is so important in decoratingWe talk about drama, and why Miles doesn’t necessarily see his collection as being ‘dramatic’He tells us the story of how he custom built his Miles BookcaseWe talk about how his Fire Island home is all beigeWhat color would he pick if he could pick the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year

31mins

1 Aug 2017

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Ep. 9 with interior designer Miles Redd

How to Decorate

Go ahead and pinch us because we can’t quite believe we get to introduce this week’s podcast guest, interior designer Miles Redd! We were beside ourselves when he agreed to sit down with us while recently in his hometown of Atlanta (and ours). Plus, he’s our first AD100 Designer on the podcast. Miles’ spaces are packed with style, drama, and whimsy, plus we were struck with how darn nice he is!  WHAT YOU'LL HEAR ON THIS EPISODE: Karen’s juju hat insect infestation The next addition Karen made to her ongoing guest bedroom project Taryn painted her carport Sherwin Williams Vogue Green Taryn needs help with her guest bathroom because her beadboard wainscoting makes it difficult to hang a mirror My all-time worst trial involving a ‘ceiling pimple’ How Miles got his start at NYU and made his way to John Rosselli His time at Oscar de la Renta Why it’s important to trust your own instincts and take risks Miles talks to us about color and why it’s all about relationships Why you should tackle your walls and floors first What it was like working on his parents’ home and why it was a lifelong fantasy Why he loves a door and all the fun things he does with them His thoughts on lampshades, including what everyone does wrong and how he jazzes them up His list of ‘greats’ Who he follows on Instagram (mostly his friends) We asked about his new office space, and he confirms that it’s just as glamorous and we imagined The one color he doesn’t like Miles’ decorating pet peeves

54mins

14 Feb 2017