Inspring Red Rooms

Besty Burnham home office -- Fabulous red De Gournay wallpaper
In my book I think it takes a lot of bravado to bring off a red room successfully (so far I have only gone with red accessories, but now I have been called in to help with a red room and need some inspiration pronto!).  I especially love red paired with its suped up or toned down compliment, green (chartreuse or olive) . That said, bring on the inspiration for Red Walls....

Diana Vreeland in her Garden in Hell by Billy Baldwin

Red with punches of black and white look great and I love the contrast with the white sofas and mustard trim. 

No one does red like Miles Redd

Above: Farrow and Ball Blazer Red
Powder Room by Meg Braff.  Wallpaper is Jardin Chinois by Waterhouse Wallhangings.
Again, Miles Redd

Okay, not red walls, but pinkish red rug with the green walls.  Just love the Paris maps and the red and green together

Love the brick red lacquered walls paired with the neutral sofa and brown chairs. The blend of patterns ( ikat, greek key, cheetah and florals) in this room designed by Ashley Whittaker really work and it looks rather understated and classic given everything is that is going on.

A coral and red bedroom by designer, Mary MacDonald
While the walls aren't red, the doors and fireplace really make a statement. Meg Braff
Glossy red library by Sherill Canet

Brooke Astors Red Library

More Miles Redd
Wow! Ruthie Sommers

Nancy Reagan in the red room in the White House (designed by Jackie Kennedy Onassis)

Lisa Fine's Paris Apartment

Joe Nye - Flair

Love the Asian wallpaper
Again, the brilliant Meg Braff uses yellow and red together effortlessly 
Miles Redd

Emily Ruddo
Wow. Timothy Corrigan is one bold man.

Making a statement, back in the day.  Knossos Throne Room, Crete,  15c bc. 


  1. Oh my. I'm loving the Ruthie Sommers room!

  2. What fun and beautiful rooms...just love the Veranda bedroom...gorgeous Leontine lines!!

  3. I love that Nancy Reagan picture, she matched her outfit to the room.