Editor's Note: Today I am wearing a dress by Laundry by Shelli Segal and Valentino flats.
Happy Wednesday! It feels like Tuesday because of the holiday Monday. We are in full fall swing now--the days will get shorter, football will be all around us, and more entertaining will be done at home. We will turn around 5 times and it will be Halloween! Although summer is my favorite time of the year because of the slower pace-I do love the excitement in the air starting September. True to "Kay form" I have a big head start on Christmas presents. I buy all year long and tuck them away under the bed in large bins. I will take inventory in October to see what I am missing. This helps me take some stress off at Christmas. Today's article is from the 30th Anniversary issue of Veranda. The whole issue is fabulous! This article is on a home in New Jersey that Miles Redd updated in the 21st century with keeping the century old great elements of the house. Have a super day--it is already hump day!
Oh how I love a large entry hall--perfect to meet and great guests and display beautiful treasures. This entry gets a twist of transitional elements with the center table banded in metal. The marble top table and marble busts are more than fabulous!
The article states that Miles Redd preserved many of the architectural features of the hundred year old house. The off-set front door is one of those features. I love how he painted it a robin egg blue--Benjamin Moore "skyscraper." The second door was turned into a window.
This room makes me want to sit down and analyzed every aspect. That wall color--oh my! Fabulous!! The low window is disguised with the super shapely pelmet--it almost looks like a piece of art! The sectional tucked in the corner gives maximum seating to the room. Miles mentioned in the article that he is of the "Parish-Hadley" school where very room must function. I totally agree--something I always strive for.
The Fromental wallpaper would make this room wonderful without anything in it! I love how the beams are painted gold to go with the gilded wallpaper. The huews of pink, red, and gray are stunning. The window treatment once again could be its own piece of art.
Super color on the walls--Benjamin Moore's "Racoon Fur." The artistic tile floor is so much fun--what a statement for a mud room!
The Waterworks subway tile covering the entire walls is such a fabulous look. I love the lights over the window--and the vent-a-hood--WOW!
This stark black and white powder room really shows off the lithographs from Joan Miro. Love that washstand!
The wallpaper in this master bedroom is custom ink on paper. How special is that!!! The iron bed is also custom--I love the finish and the shape of the canopy. What a gorgeous and elegant room to retire in!
"High Contrast" Article Featured in 30th Anniversary of Veranda September-October 2017 Issue
Interior Design by Miles Redd
Architecture by Rosen Kelly Conway Architecture & Design
Photography by Thomas Loof
Produced by Carolyn Englefield
Written by Emily Evans Eerdmans
Dinner last night was a lamb burger with stuffed squash. Delicious!
Love this song from Saturday Night Fever! Such a great one!!