Design Crush • Miles Redd

Miles-Redd-Bahamas-Beach-House-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJTo say I have a design crush on Miles Redd is a bit of an understatement. His unique aesthetic combines whimsy and glamour, infusing traditional forms with modern gestures, all executed with a fearless hand for a look that is truly his own. This fabulous Bahamas beach house is one of Mr. Redd’s more recent projects, and I was delighted to see him apply his invigorating style with a more laid back vibe.

Miles-Redd-Bahamas-Beach-House-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJThe octagonal entry was designed as a sitting area, where guests can be greeted with cocktails upon arrival – I’m sure there’s a place for hats and coats too! The painted compass on the floor is one of my favorite aspects of the room, followed shortly after by the Fromental wallpaper and China Seas Sultan II fabric used to upholster the sofas…

Miles-Redd-Bahamas-Beach-House-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJ…which was also carried through into the living room to cover the walls and ceilings, with curtains to match!

Miles-Redd-Bahamas-Beach-House-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJThe parrot and map prints suggest an island vibe without being overtly beachy, and obviously I love the color combo in the room!

Miles-Redd-Bahamas-Beach-House-via-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-NY-NJAnd can we discuss the plastered pineapple walls is the hallway?! Amazing!!! The Paule Marrot wallpaper isn’t too shabby either!item5.rendition.slideshowWideHorizontal.miles-redd-11-master-bedroomDubbed Pineapple Hill (houses with names are like the cool kids in school these days!), the plantation style home is one chic beach house!

Design Crush • Minnie Mortimer

Minnie-Mortimer-Living-Room-APT-with-LSD-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignThis Malibu home of Minnie Mortimer and her husband, screenwriter Stephen Gaghan, has been bouncing around my head the past few days. The laid back casually cool vibe is so relaxed and eclectic mix of art feels like the family’s lived there forever.


Minnie-Mortimer-Living-Room-APT-with-LSD-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignLove the sunny garden room, it’s like living in a tree house!

Minnie-Mortimer-Dining-Room-APT-with-LSD-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignThe dining room plays double duty as a library housing the family’s large collection of books – one of my favorite accessory elements! And I adore the modern Saarien tulip chairs juxtaposed by the antique table – look at those feet!

Minnie-Mortimer-Teepee-Kids-Room-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignAnd her daughter has her very own teepee – jealous!

Any fun plans for the weekend?

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Serena & Lily 20% Off Sale

Serena & Lily is one of my top go-to sources for home decor. They’re running a 20% off friends and family sale through 5/20 (use code SHARETHELOVE), these are some of my favorite items:

Serena-and-Lily-Friends-and-Family-Sale-Product-Favorites-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignTeak Ladder // Fouta Beach Towel // Beacon Sconce // Herringbone Throw // Racing Stripe Throw Pillow // Kuba Throw Pillow // Pom-Pom Throw // Miramar Chair (last seen here)


Serena-and-Lily-Friends-and-Family-Sale-Product-Favorites-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-2Maize French Tassel Window Panel // Copenhagen Chandelier // Metal Starburst Mirror (looks very similar to a much more expensive version) // Director’s Chair // Cadiz Racing Stripe Table Runner // Turned Wood Candle Holder // Horn Salad Servers // Margate Plates // Lash Rug // Mayan Cotton Dhurrie // Paddle Stripe Dhurrie


Serena-and-Lily-Friends-and-Family-Sale-Product-Favorites-DiCorcia-Interior-Design-3Georgina Headboard // Anya Blown-Glass Chandelier // Gobi Embroidered Sheets // Gingham Embroidered Sheets // Bergen Duvet // Cut Circle Floor Cushion (that I would use as a dog bed!) // Elsa Stool // Dip-Dyed Stool // Feather Shower Curtain

Serena & Lily is opening up its first brick and mortar store in The Hamptons next weekend, can’t wait to stop in and check it out!

Style Profile • English Roll-Arm Chair

English-Roll-Arm-Chairs-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignI’ve professed my love for English roll-arm sofas before, but negated to mention my adoration for it’s smaller companion – the English roll-arm chair. The single-seater’s classic design renders a timeless appeal and rounded curves of the narrow arms allow for a relaxed comfortable seat. When accompanied by an ottoman or poof, the English roll-arm chair would be a perfect replacement for the design-challenged recliner!

1. Serena & Lily Miramar Chair $1,450 // 2. Pottery Barn Carlisle Chair $999 // 3. Pottery Barn Bristol Chair $899 // 4. MGBW London Chair // 5. MGBW Odette Chair // 6. Furbish Wayland Slipcovered Chair $1,500 // 7. Furbish Everett Chair $2,000 // 8. Ballard Elsie Swivel Glider Club Chair $729 (this would look awesome  in a nursery!) // 9. Ballard Elton Club Chair $749 // 10. Restoration Hardware English Roll Arm Upholstered Chair $1,115 (love the chambray fabric, so happy RH has more color options now!) // 11. Crate & Barrel Essex Chair $1,299

Serena-and-Lily-Roll-Arm-Miramar-Chair-and-Sofa-via-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignThe chair looks great when accompanied by the matching roll-arm sofa, but I am particularly fond of it’s pairing with a contrasting style…

hbx-ikat-pillows-purple-sofa-modern-living-room-0411redd04-lgnlike a tufted chesterfield…

theeverygirl_daniellemoss_hometour_livingor square-arm model.

What are your thoughts? Do you prefer matching or contrasting styles?

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Style Profile • The English Roll Arm Sofa

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Designing a room is all about balance, strategically choreographing style, comfort, function, beauty, color, texture and budget. Sofa’s are typically one of the biggest investments made when designing a living room. Superstar interior designer Miles Redd infamously said, “Buy the best and you only cry once”, and when it comes to sofas I couldn’t agree more!

I use English roll arm sofas frequently in my projects. The narrow rolled arms allow for ample seating, traditional style renders a timeless investment, comfortable design makes movie night a frequent occurrence and it melds beautifully with many design aesthetics.

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Here are a few of my favorite options varying in price from Pottery Barn’s affordable Carlise Sofa to George Sherlock’s Extended Two Seater (that costs more than a small car!!!).

DiCorcia-Design-English-Roll-Arm-SofaGeorge Sherlock Extended Two Seater // Lee Industries 3278-32
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams London // Crate and Barrel Essex Sofa
Pottery Barn Carlisle Sofa // Restoration Hardware English Roll Arm Sofa

I chose the Lee Industries model for our living room (seen here in yesterday’s post).

In addition to design, construction and quality make sure to consider:

Fabric – Choose a fabric that is realistic for your lifestyle. If you have kids or pets (or a husband who eats nachos on the sofa – ahem, Billy!) light colors are probably not your best bet. I love using cotton/linen blends or velvet for durability – fabrics more than 15,000 double rubs are considered heavy duty.

Seat Cushions – Most sofas have at least two seat cushion options to choose from, typically being foam core or a down fill combo. This is a really personal decision based on what’s most comfortable for you. I prefer a 50% foam 50% down mix. Keep in mind down filled cushions require a bit more “fluffing maintenance” and have a more relaxed aesthetic.

Reupholstery – Look at what you already have. Is it comfortable? Do you like the style and shape? If so consider slipcovering the sofa, or having the seat cushions refilled and reupholstering it. Vintage sofas are a great option for reupholstery as well!