Domino’s Icons of Style #3: Miles Redd Birdcage BedFebruary 25, 2009
Today’s guest post is another installment in the series, Domino’s Icons of Style, by Beth of Style Redux. Let us know what your personal opinion of each icon of style is in the comments: love it? hate it? used it in your own place? We want to know what you think!
This is my favorite photo from Domino. It captures everything I admired about Domino’s sense of style-elegant, sophisticated, modern, fresh, and achievable. Interior Designer Miles Redd did an amazing job with this room. I love the dramatic architectural bed, the Chinese wallpaper, the white linens, the bold use of vivid blue in the zigzag rug, lamps, and stools. He really did achieve turning the room into an indoor garden with the bed becoming a bird cage.
But it is also a room you could do yourself at many different price points. I bought a very similar bed at Pottery Barn Teen for $899. In fact, the wonderfully talented and charmingly irreverent Nick Olsen, former Deal Hunter on Domino’s Daily Dose, featured this bed as a well priced alternative to his boss Miles Redd’s choice. (Nick has not disappeared-he has started his own blog-Nick Olsen Style.)
Anthropologie has a great canopy bed like this also.
Here are some alternative, well-priced versions of the pieces used in this room; I’m sure you can find others.
The point is that, unlike magazines like Architectural Digest, Domino showed us great style that we could successfully achieve, not just dream about. Even the room size is a typical bedroom, not one you’d find in a mansion.
I will leave you with a great quote about having confidence in your own decorating abilities. The gorgeous townhouse of Julie and Luke Janklow is currently listed in Manhattan at $25 million. It has been featured many times in blogs and magazines. Here is a great quote by Julie about her mostly self designed townhouse:
“I can’t imagine someone decorating my house.
It would be like someone dressing me every morning, telling me what to wear.”
So be fearless, take risks. Domino would be proud.