|Mile Redd - Architectural Digest|
I swear that if any magazine saw this room and it belonged to you or me they would go crazy over how bad it is by their standards of what is no longer in style.
I have put together a list of decorating faux pas in this room according to several shelter mags -
1. Floral couch and chair
2. Persian rug
3. A blanket folded on the sofa
4. Too many pairs - pairs of table lamps, brass floor lamps, 2 pairs of pillows, Chinese garden stools, Chinese porcelain - I count 8 pairs and we can't even see the whole room
5. Skirted chairs
7. Fussy curtains
8. A blanket draped over the back of the couch
BTW, the stag head, although ugly, is thankfully made out of wood and is not real. Dead animas are NEVER in good taste.
I am not suggesting that you should not have in your home what you love. This is a different point entirely. How can magazines justify having articles about what you should get rid of in your home and then feature rooms that break all their own rules?
I must admit that I pretty much dislike this room - does he get a pass and have it featured in AD because he is Miles Redd? Apparently so.
PS - I just found another photo and it just got worse. Lots and lots more pairs - I count 5 more and a built in bar with a window awning. Haven't built in bars been out of fashion since the sixties? My aunt and uncle had one in their basement with an aquarium behind it. Their sons were named Ronald and Donald. I wonder if they know alcohol bottles should not be in direct sunlight? OK, I do actually hate this room.... Thoughts????