Emerald Green

It is Spring Break in our neck of the woods and I’m taking some time off from my regular blog schedule. However, I couldn’t help but share with you a lovely room designed by Miles Redd, a room I am smitten with at the moment. It is an old library Redd turned into a home office for his mother, Sue. I love the fresh emerald green on the walls mixed with the prettiest chintz of the table cloth. Blue and white chinoiserie lamps and layered office supplies create a chic and comfortable room. I’d be happy to work in this library!

The following  excerpts are from House Beautiful and explain some of Redd’s design choices for this space. The beautiful photography is by Peter Murdock.

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“I love the New York Public Library, where pairs of lights illuminate the tables,” says Redd. He turned an underused library into his mother’s office and helped her organize her desk. “My mother is the kind of person who writes a letter to someone who leaves her a voice mail,” he says.

Redd skirted a dining table in Lee Jofa’s Althea chintz, with Samuel & Sons fringe. “A table skirt hides a multitude of sins: correspondence and shopping bags,” he says. “We snaked the lamp cords through the table leaves and under the rug.”

“There’s a sense of order and calm that comes from symmetry,” says Redd. The table lamps were purchased at auction. Shades from Gracious Home.





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  1. March 21, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    My favorite color! I love how bold he is with color!

    • Eva Contreras
      March 22, 2017 / 8:06 am

      Thanks, Elizabeth! I agree, Redd is a master of color. I remember seeing a space he designed with some of the most feared hues – fuchsia, citrus green and mauve and others- all in one room, and it still looked great!?! xo