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Coffee Table Styling a'la Miles Redd- Inspired by DIY series

Coffee Table Styling a'la Miles Redd- Inspired by DIY series

This month's Inspired by DIY challenge encouraged our blog group to take inspiration from color and pattern extraordinaire, Miles Redd. If you aren't familiar with his designs, here are some of my personal favorites...

Image via House and Home

Image via House and Home

While my taste is a little less traditional than Mr. Redd's, I cannot ignore our similar adoration for color. And I probably don't have to point out that each of those images also has a healthy dose of layering and well displayed collections. Those small groupings were what influenced me to restyle our sun room coffee table. Here it is after I cleared it of its past contents...

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The first step to create that layered, collected look was to incorporate large "coffee table" books. And since we've previously added plenty of color and pattern to the space with textiles, and the exterior's bright greenery spills into the room through the wrap around windows, I was able to easily determine which colored texts to pull out of our library.  Grouping them in 4 stacks, I made sure to place the reds on top for a color pop. And to add some visual interest, I deliberately made each stack a different height.

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Then came the tchotchkes: a blue and white Anthropolgie bowl (that consistently travels to new locations around the house because I love it so); a GIANT apple sculpture (because why not?); a red tasseled box (tassles? -yes please); a Baccarat crystal ram (a Miles Redd inspired coffee table calls for a little fancy something or another- you may notice in the later photos that this ram was promptly removed because my son started fiddling with it -$$$$!); and a bowl that catches even smaller goodies (you have to put both your Hermes baubles AND their boxes to use in order to get your money's worth!). I played around with these for a bit and when things felt just right, I added the tall glass vase to the center for balance.

The branches were cut from one of our bushes in the pool area, and though I have zero idea as to what they are- it could be a supersized weed for all I know- they're very lush and very attractive, and I purposely kept them on the tall side. Permitting the branches to tower over the other objects creates a sense of grandeur. After all was said and done, I like to think we have a pretty amazing coffee table display (Thanks Miles!)- What do you think...?

(water spill on grey "History" book courtesy of my 2 year old)

(water spill on grey "History" book courtesy of my 2 year old)

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If you're looking for even more Miles Redd decorating inspiration, head over to the other blogs to see what the ladies have done in their spaces (links are below). 

PMQ for Two | The Gathered Home | The Striped House | The Rath Project

Up to Date Interiors | Semigloss Design | Iris Nacole | Jest Cafe

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