Dream Home Files

If you have an infatuation with vivid colors, pattern and vivacious fervor of more opulent days gone by, you must be familiar with Miles Redd.  He is a Manhattan based designer with uptown stylings but his southern Atlanta-born roots show through his design charm.  In the February issue of House Beautiful, Redd’s work on a Brooklyn Townhouse was exhibited in perfect East meets West meets South fashion.  The article started with the ideal phrase “no stone unturned and no wall uncovered”… PERFECTION! This narrow abode was adorned in rich grassclothes, intricate Chinese papers and even feathers.  The bold color choices, sultry texture stories and the layered artwork trick the mind into not caring about the tightness of the 2-room-per-floor townhouse and instead concentrate more on the individual moments.  That is why, for a change, Redd exclaimed the importance of smart room planning and pushing the furniture closer to the walls in small rooms.  Not to mention the idea that more furniture in a small space not only adds seating but a bigger feeling.  Check it out, it is brilliant.

That sofa is so plush and masculine which contracts richly against the walls, art and patterns

Killer art party on the wall

My favorite color [blue] and my favorite room

Peep the chandelier


Classic with a pop

Custom peacock feather wallpaper

Miles Redd

*All photos provided by House Beautiful

Dem Walls is Bad

Rarely do I find something that is so unique it bewilders me how nobody ever thought of it before.  I know wallpaper is coming back stronger and stronger each year.  In addition, wall coverings are becoming more and more innovative.  But what I saw on YAYdecor, the blog by HGTV Star Tiffany, took my breath away.  Who’da thunk of watercolor wallpaper.  It is like a moving painting enveloping an entire wall or room.  The color is so vibrant yet not obtrusive and the pattern is constantly flowing yet not overwhelming.  Black Crow Studios is the creative genius company that envisioned these totally “bad ass” papers that come custom or in ready-to-print rolls that can be shipped quickly.  I would love to see this on a dining room wall or welcoming you into a stylish downtown foyer.

Robert Passala design: YAYdecor

Wendy Schwartz: YAYdecor

Wendy Schwartz: YAYdecor

My favorites that are available on the site:

Source: Black Crow Studios