I don’t know about you but I have let most of my more high end design magazine subscriptions run out. I would usually thumb through them quickly, thinking that nothing I saw really applied to me and toss them in the recycle bin. But what if one of those (sometimes over-the-top) rooms catches your eye? How do you get the look in your own home without a million-dollar budget and still make it work in real life? I thought it would be fun to take a room designed by a world-famous designer and think about how one might take certain elements from it and insert them into a room that feels really “livable.”
This living room by Miles Redd has a really nice color scheme that could easily be brought in to the most neutral of rooms. I think the key to translating any high end design into real life is to scale down some of the bigger elements. In this case, you could reign the wallpaper in by framing a couple of lookalike panels as art. The golds and greens could be duplicated with pillows and smaller accent furniture.
Do you have a designer room in mind you’d like to see translated for real life? Send me a pic.