Spotlight: Miles Redd and Erika Bearman


I came across Elle Decor's posted of Erika Bearman's Southampton Getaway recently.  I am in love.

Ms. Bearman, a.k.a.@ Oscarprgirl, has a social media platform that is fun to follow, so I wasn't surprised to see that the style of her home reflects the personality I would imagine she has.  As a senior vice president of communications for Oscar de la Renta, Bearman say "Hop in the Rover and come on over."

Designed by Miles Redd, (who has a home collection with Oscar de la Renta)  this home, the colors, style, patterns and overall feel -  simply gorgeous.  He calls it "Hollywood Regency-meets-Crayola colors" (also his signature look - red in particular)  There are elements in each room that "make the space."  If you love color and the look of an eclectic surrounding- take a look at how it's done to perfection.

What makes this sitting area work (in my opinion that is . . .)

> trim work painted the wall color, a favorite ben moore gloss impervo in "very green"
> sharp black and white to balance the rich, vibrant wall color
> random art placing
> the pop of an unexpected color - yellow (and high on her request list)
> mixing of a classic floral to soften the hard lines

What makes this foyer work (in my opinion that is . . .)

> two different paper, to add more whimsy and call attention to architectural detail,
stripes up to a peak, feels beach cabana which I love love love
> as an introduction to the home, sets a feel and tone
> as with every foyer, a quick place to sit and take off dirty shoes or stop and take a last look in the mirror to "check the face"
> nice height and unexpected look of the pillars, urns and umbrellas
> perfect furniture scale
> favorite little detail, the black trim framing out each wall

What makes this kitchen work (in my opinion that is . . .)

> simply the clean look of it all.
> your eye can take a rest from the color of the other rooms, yet continuing the sharpness of it all
> the grout color (I don't know, very NYC subway)

What makes this powder room work (in my opinion that is . . .)

> again, the eye takes a color rest, yet the strong chaotic fabulousness of the paper turns this small space into something fun to see from a hallway
> palm leaves = beachy fab
> powder rooms can be your chance to go nuts.. why not?!
 > simple chrome details as not to take away from the killer paper
> art hung in the perfect spot at the perfect height

What makes this bedroom work (in my opinion that is . . .)

> trim a color to balance the richness of the walls
> random art placing in the perfect colors and size to offset the walls
> simple, clean, inviting bedding
> re enforcing the black and white in the rug, bedding and occasion chair
> using raspberry (as close as Redd could get to red - his signature, but on her "don't use list")

What makes this bedroom work (in my opinion that is . . .)

> bringing the foyer wall colors and punch colors (raspberry and yellow)  in the sitting room and other bedroom back into a space for visual cohesiveness
> trim color perfection
> same bedding style and application as other bedroom
> classic beach element - painted floor
> every room need a touch of old-fashion chintz, especially in Southampton
(as Kate Betts of  Elle Decor put it "old-world WASP, love it)

What makes this bathroom work (in my opinion that is . . .)

> again clean and simple
> easy to care for painted floors
> regency feel cabinet detail in repeating black and white
> simple but large scale art
> feels very Bergdorf to me, which should remind Bearman of home

What makes this master bedroom work (in my opinion that is . . .)

> clean palette, minimum
> perfect art for a vaulted wall
> his and her . . . not all her
> that Redd snuck in red (his signature color)

What makes this space work (in my opinion that is . . .)

> the black and white stairs
> the warmness and contrast of the wall tables and chairs to calm all the lacquer down
> bright art on a large scale with more white
> the baseball T with the patchwork plaid, madras skirt - casual, unexpected (like the entire home), and very New England

all photos by William Waldron for Elle Decor

You've probably seen the work of Miles Redd, an Elle Decor regular,  in past issues, he's really really really good.

Always, thanks Elle Decor for the endless inspiration, and Erika I bet you are living the dream in Southampton on this July 4th, enjoy.

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