Room Service: 6 Top Designers Take You Inside
Home visionaries share how to find inspiration in every corner.
Written by Lauren Sherman
For this dining room, designer Miles Redd—also the creative director of Oscar de la Renta Home—channeled the New York Public Library's tables of reading lamps.
His Best Advice
-- Foundation comes first. "if you get the floor and walls right, the rest is easy," says Redd.
-- Make over your tables cape. "A new setting can change the feeling of the room," he says. "It's like changing the sheets on your bed."
-- Pay attention to scale. "I think people love dramatic light fixers, and I"m a fan of them too in the right setting," he says. "But you need to have high ceilings. When your fixture is scraping the table, you're in trouble."