Welcome to TGP Tidbits where we round up the happenings and our musings of the design industry each week. This week we take a look inside a Miles Redd designed gem in Locust Valley that’s for sale, a special Jackie Kennedy exhibition at Winterthur, and highlights from Chairish’s White Sale. Written by Natalie Aldridge.
A Locust Valley Gem by Miles Redd
In my formative teenage years, Miles Redd was one of the first interior designers to capture my heart. His almost cinematic approach to interiors aided in my understanding of space and shaped my love for the extraordinary. As a fellow John Rosselli alumnae, I have always felt a connection to high-octane work. His ability to toe the line between classic and whimsy makes for the utmost sumptuous spaces. Since the release of his first title, The Big Book of Chic, it has remained a continuous thread of inspiration for me. I cannot recommend it enough for one’s design library.
When a former project of Redd’s recently hit the market, I could not wait to catch a glimpse of the listing photos. Built in 1928 for wealthy financier John Denniston Lyon by Delano and Aldrich, the estate is located on the North Shore of Long Island in Locust valley. Dotted with elegant historic homes, the quant hamlet has long been home to many of New York’s upper crust. The region of the island, known as the Gold Coast, even earned the fictional residency of one Jay Gatsby.
Over a decade ago Miles Redd had the rare opportunity to grace his magic upon this truly magnificent property with superb bones. Every designer’s dream! Alongside architect Oliver Cope and landscape designer Ed Hollander, Redd transformed an already sublime home into a state-of-the-art manor. Take a look inside. Photos curtesy of Compass.
While the sale of the home means a departure from the exquisite interiors of Miles Redd, it does leave the door open for another designer to make their mark on the estate. Take a peek at the listing here.
From Winterthur to the White House
It has been over 60 years since the original airing of “A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy.” On February 14th, 1962, the 32-year-old First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, kindled the hearts of Americans with an inside look at the newly restored Kennedy White House. This seemingly candid glimpse into the home of the iconic First Lady forever engrained her tastemaker image into the memories of everyday Americans.
In commemoration of the CBS White House special and the decorative legacy of the First Lady, a special exhibition “Jacqueline Kennedy and H. F. du Pont: From Winterthur to the White House” has opened at Winterthur, the American decorative arts museum and former home Henry Francis du Pont. At the time of the Kennedy White House, Henry Francis du Pont, the heir to the du Pont fortune, horticulturist, and prominent collector, held close ties with Jacqueline Kennedy. An unlikely pair, the young First Lady enlisted the octogenarian to lead the restoration project of the White House.
The two formed a historic partnership leaving a legacy for the White House and historic preservation that is still enjoyed by the public today. For the first time, Winterthur has opened its archives to tell the story of the White House restoration and the illustrious relationship of Kennedy and du Pont. The exhibit features archives, artifacts, and even the recreation of the on-screen moment of Jacqueline Kennedy wearing her famous red suit on the CBS TV production set within the White House.
While the exhibit opened on May 7th, The Glam Pad hopes to make a summer jaunt to experience the magic in person. Take a look at the video produced by Winterthur for a glimpse at the exhibit.
The Chairish White Sale
It’s no secret that Chairish is a go-to resource for The Glam Pad. When it comes to online shopping for furniture, antiquities, bedding, and more, there are not many websites with the quality and array that Chairish does. As an interior designer, I also rely heavily on websites like Chairish which offer incredible second-hand goods and one-of-kind pieces. With production times at record highs throughout the pandemic and still today, sometimes the best option is to buy already made goods.
Celerie Kemble for Chairish. Photo by Brittany Ambridge.
My wishlist on Chairish seems to be ever-growing with many of my desired pieces being nothing more than an antiquities pipe dream. In walk the Chairish White Sale. Lasting only through this evening, the Chairish White Sale has a bevy of items The Glam Pad has been eyeing.
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