It is really very simple, I am a decorator and the creative director of Oscar de la Renta Home. I have private clients whose homes I decorate, and then I oversee the design of the home products we make for Mr. de la Renta, which includes furniture, fabrics, and rugs.
Tony Duquette. 1940
There are so many it is difficult, but I would start with the great country houses of England, the hôtels particuliers of Paris, Versailles and all the small houses surrounding it, the houses of David Adler, The World of Interiors, The interiors of Cedric Gibbons, Maison Jansen, Nancy Lancaster and John Fowler, Tony Duquette, William Kent…to name a few.
Charles de Beistegui
Miles's Apartment. NYC
New York City
I imagine your house is your most important style-lab...
Work by Miles Redd
Most definitely, the birth of Zebra doors and mirrored glass countertops
What is your most treasured belong?
I have a large drawing of a panther given to me by a friend that I adore because it reminds me of her.
To other kind of place would you like to move?
A place in the sun.
A total must-have in decoration?
How do you describe the Miles Redd's Style?
Work by Miles ReddA sense of fantasy, a sense of history and permanence,and I hope a sense of joy and happiness.
Do you think a house have to fit his owner? give me examples...
Charles de Beistegui library at Groussay by Cecil Beaton
Not at all, some of the dowdiest people live in the greatest houses in the World, but I suppose that is because they inherited them. It does take great style to bring a house to life, and the houses that come to mind are the Chateau de Groussay, le petit Trianon at Versailles, and Chatsworth.What is lifestyle?
Who are nowadays the most stylish people in the world and why.
What is Chic?
Dovima with the Elephants. Photo by Richard Avedon
A certain graphic line- Dovima with elephants come to mind.
What is not?
Deliberate cruelty, insecurity, fear, and lack of discipline.What is your present fashion statu?
I need a new look. I am thinking early YSL.
What importance do you attribute to fashion?
It is instantaneous and always moving forward.
What is your greatest extravagance?
What can you tell about your personality?
I love to work, and prefer quiet nights with a small group of friends rather than big parties.
I can be a bit tongue-tied around people I adore, and ugliness depresses me - which seems rather superficial. I am working on it.How do you look at your future?
With optimism and joy
What is your motto?Do you know what happened to the man who got everything he ever wanted? He lived happily ever after.