What’s inspiring designer Miles Redd right now

His new collection is all about being big, bold, and fantastical
What's inspiring Miles Redd
Designer Miles Redd

Photograph by David Arky

It’s no surprise that New York–based designer Miles Redd, an Atlanta native, is currently crushing on the big and the bold, the graphic and traditional, the dramatic and cinematic (after all, he was a film major). His new collection with Atlanta-based Ballard Designs is a reflection of this eclectic, fantastical vision. The designer and author of the Big Book of Chic has been featured in Vogue, W, and Elle Decor and is a regular fixture on Architectural Digest’s AD 100 list. His current inspirations range from the luxurious (the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in the South of France) to the playful (a Calder mobile).

What's inspiring Miles Redd

Photograph courtesy of Ballard Designs

Miles Redd for Ballard Designs diamond coffee table, $599, ballard­designs.com

What's inspiring Miles Redd
A velvet powder room door

Photograph by David Arky

“This Prelle velvet powder room door has all the things I love: velvet, upholstered doors, nailhead details, cubism, and jewel colors.”

What's inspiring Miles Redd

Photograph by David Arky

An inexpensive Calder mobile bought from the Museum of Modern Art’s gift shop. “It’s witty and playful and makes me smile.”

What's inspiring Miles Redd

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Oscar de la Renta. (Redd served as creative director of the brand’s home line for 10 years.)

What's inspiring Miles Redd

Photograph by David Arky

Elliott Puckette lithograph

What's inspiring Miles Redd

Crystal adds a bit of “cabinet of curiosity” to a room.

What's inspiring Miles Redd

Photograph by David Arky

“The positive and negative shapes this bronze creates make for exciting decorating,” he says. “There is an effortless elegance that I just love.”

What's inspiring Miles Redd

Photograph courtesy of Ballard Designs

Miles Redd for Ballard Designs kidney accent table, $149, ballard­designs.com

What's inspiring Miles Redd

Photograph by David Arky

The book Good Behaviour by Molly Keane. And film, of course: “I cannot wait to see Call Me By Your Name.”

What's inspiring Miles Redd

Photograph by David Arky

Faux porphyry can give a room a bit of luxe. “It’s great painted on a tabletop or on an object.”

This article originally appeared in our Winter 2017 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.