Baroque Glam with an Edited & Modern Twist: The Home of Erika Bearman in ELLE DECOR

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Erica Bearman ELLE DECOR interior by Miles Redd

Designer Miles Redd is famous for his signature Hollywood Glamour meets whimsical yet uber chic elegance, all wrapped in a sumptuous layer of vivid colours, animal prints and sparkling surfaces (not to mention his role as creative director of Oscar de la Renta Home).  So when Erika Bearman (known on social media platforms like Twitter as @OscarPRGirl) sought out an interior designer, the obvious choice was the brilliant and charming Miles Redd.  Inspired by 1960’s Rene Gruau fashion illustrations, Redd created a home that was in his own words “baroque meets minimalism”.  Known for his love of bold colours, Redd painted the living room a deep and glamorous shade of emerald green, papered the tented ceiling of the entrance hall with turquoise-and-white stripes and painted several floors and walls in rich lacquer paint.

Bold, brilliant and seductive, the interiors feel both sumptuous AND intimate.  I love the homage to Old Hollywood cinematography and the “living life as cinema” aspect of the spaces.  The tension between the subtle formality, lux elements and spare usage of furnishings with clean lines, balances what is essentially a classic beach house (albeit with a completely different spin).  High GLAM in look, yes… BUT all the elements are practical to their core.  The high gloss paint used on the floors throughout the house is actually “Tanker Paint”, usually used for the hulls of yachts. Continuing the usability/practicality of the spaces, all the sofas and chairs are upholstered in pre-washed/bleached linens for easy maintenance and use.  Taking Bearman’s signature High Glam yet youthful personality, Redd has created a space that is a stunning synthesis of conceptual, visual and functional elements that is both livable AND aspirational.

Erica Bearman ELLE DECOR Living RoomWith such an intense colour on the walls, Redd opted to not paint the trim out a different colour so as not to visually chop up the architectural envelope of the space.  It now reads as continuous and recedes into the background so that the elements of the room pop.  The walls are painted in Benjamin Moore Impervo in “Very Green”.

Erica Bearman ELLE DECOR entrance hall

The high gloss floors (Fine Paints of Europe paint) give the entrance hall a wonderfully glamorous energy.  The ceiling is papered with a custom design while a corresponding paper is used for the walls below.  I adore the almost Campaign style sensibility of the space.  Welcoming yet DRAMATIC and rich with personality.

Erica Bearman ELLE DECOR Kitchen 2

White on White on White kitchens are NOT my thing… BUT in this context it makes the most sense and acts almost as a refreshing sorbet between courses.  However, I love the subtle pop of colour infused into the Kitchen through the vistas into a nearby pink lacquered room.  The kitchen stools are by Design Within Reach and the photograph is from Natural Curiosities.

Erica Bearman ELLE DECOR Kitchen

Tile to the ceiling… ESSENTIAL, gorgeous, striking AND practical.  The Viking stove feels almost sculptural in the space.  I wonder if it holds shoes a la Carrie Bradshaw?  The pop of turquoise feels sexy and satisfying.

Erica Bearman ELLE DECOR guest room

To say that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE and ADORE this tiny guest room is an understatement.  The Juan Montoya chair is from Century Furniture and the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore Aura in Pink Corsage.  Chic, inviting, sexy and fresh… what more could you ask of a tiny guest room?