Tuesday, December 19, 2017

San Francisco Done the Miles Redd Way

As I've often shared on my blog before (most recently here), in my eyes Miles Redd can do no wrong.  He is the interior design master of "more is more" and never shies away from grand expression.  While it would be easy to combine so many differing textures, periods, and colors and get it completely wrong, I believe Redd's expertise lies in the way he edits a space.  When I saw that he had been hired by a San Francisco family to help with their home's renovation and redecoration, I was intrigued.  Mainly because when you think of Miles Redd, you do not think of San Francisco.  San Fran has become synonymous with uber modern, sleek, pared down design.  And Miles Redd is anything BUT pared down- which is why I love him.  Nonetheless, the images of the SF family's finished home were breathtaking:

The home was originally built in the early 1900s, but architect Gil Schafer renovated the home before Miles came on to do the interiors. In typical Miles Redd form, a leopard stair runner is paired with a poppy apricot wall in the main entrance and stair hall.   Despite the young family having 4 lively kids, the husband and wife wanted the home filled with antiques and rich carpets that tell a story:  “Antiques are such a good value today, and they’re great for a family lifestyle; they’ve already been through a lot and will go through more,” says the mother of four.  Her youngest is a two-year-old boy who runs wild among the Georgian pier tables, Louis XV and XVI chairs, and clusters of blue-and-white porcelain. Multiple patterns conceal wear and tear, and, the client observes, “old carpets are pretty much indestructible.”

 {Art on wall by Robert Silvers}

Loving the bright faux leather the kitchen banquette is upholstered in - perfect for withstanding the wear and tear of 4 cute kids:

A happy chinoserie wallpaper lines the walls of the master bedroom.  I love that Redd mixed high with low, combining economical options (like the drinks table below) with expensive antiques, like this bergere that was purchsed at auction:

The living room walls are upholstered in an aquamarine satin fabric while a delicious antique Persian rug covers the floor:

More chinoserie wallpaper in the lavish dining room:

A Brunschwig & Fils blue leopard fabric cover the daughter's headboard and bed skirt, while a Gustavian desk sits nearby- serving both as a desk and nightstand.

Who wouldn't want a headless Grecian statue in their master bath?

"Tradition may be out of fashion at the moment, but given the allure of this family-friendly anachronism on the West Coast, perhaps it’s time to start stocking up on languishing antiques. “It’s a great, interesting, eclectic mix, the modern next to something very old,” the wife says. “And it’s still going to be amazing in 30 years. This will hold up.” - Architectural Digest

Another home run by Redd.

{photograhed by Trevor Tondro, original feature here.}

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