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).
Miles Redd for Ballard Designs diamond coffee table, $599, ballarddesigns.com
“This Prelle velvet powder room door has all the things I love: velvet, upholstered doors, nailhead details, cubism, and jewel colors.”
An inexpensive Calder mobile bought from the Museum of Modern Art’s gift shop. “It’s witty and playful and makes me smile.”
Oscar de la Renta. (Redd served as creative director of the brand’s home line for 10 years.)
Elliott Puckette lithograph
Crystal adds a bit of “cabinet of curiosity” to a room.
“The positive and negative shapes this bronze creates make for exciting decorating,” he says. “There is an effortless elegance that I just love.”
Miles Redd for Ballard Designs kidney accent table, $149, ballarddesigns.com
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.