At the Decoration & Design Building's (DDB) recent Spring Market keynote, "What's Next in Decorating?", Deborah Needleman, editor in chief of WSJ Magazine, hosted an expert panel including interior designer Miles Redd. While all of the panel experts had great advice, I was charmed by Redd's quips and observations. Check out some of Redd's great advice from the talk.
- Look for inspiration in color: "For me, I'm now finding inspiration in color and shades. I look at artists, fashion, and color, and it just gets me when it's fresh and reminiscent of nature. I've always loved and condoned colorblocking with the primary colors — you can add the three to any room, and it will be a good decision."
- Using restraint can be a good thing. "If I love something once, it's hard to get rid of it . . . I've just never been a hater! I do love seeing restraint though, saying 'no' is very appealing to me."
- Luxury doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. "You can take a piece from Restoration Hardware or Ikea away from a set of everything like it, and integrate it into other things — if you do it well, no one will ever know that it's Restoration Hardware. A talented designer should be able to use anything and put it in a setting that makes it feel unique. Luxury doesn't have to be one of a kind. Luxury is first and foremost about privacy."
See more advice from the other members of the expert panel on The Editor at Large!