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On the Radio: Miles Redd

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This week my guest was Miles Redd, Creative Director of Oscar de la Renta Home and renowned decorator. We chatted about why his favorite color is blue and his not-so-secret design resource. He's also the author of the luxe "The Big Book of Chic."

What would be your dream decorating project?

The great Country houses, or Hotel Particulars of Paris- Chatsworth or Badminton come to mind.

Who or what always inspires you?

Mostly people and how they live, but to name names: Oscar and Annette de la Renta.

What’s your go-to work uniform?

Either cords and check shirts, or grey pants, pale blue shirts, black ties and navy blazers.

What’s your favorite color to decorate with right now?

Always blue, it just speaks to me. I am a water sign.

What was the last great book you read?

I loved, "A Lion in the Bedroom" by Pat Cavendish O’Neill who was the daughter of the Countess of Kenmare, and the stories are fascinating. A bird’s eye view of the high life and how to live as an adventuress, with just a dash of denial.
What's your favorite secret design resource?

The auction houses, and it is no secret.

What destination always reboots your creativity?


Big Book of Chic Flat Cover LR

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