Redd, a Lovett graduate, will be giving the main lecture Jan. 31 at the Cathedral Antiques Show, and will be sharing his life experiences in the design world.
“I went to Parson’s School of Design and NYU for film school. When I graduated and went to work for a producer, it didn’t feel quite right,” he said. “I was doing freelance [work] for a decorator who got me a job with [antiques dealer] John Rosselli. I felt like it clicked.”
Rosselli and his wife, decorator Bunny Williams, taught Redd valuable skills to launch his successful career. It was where he learned the most, he said.
“There is a Southern mafia in New York that really appreciates houses and loves homemaking and putting it together,” he said. Redd now has his own design firm in New York, where he has now lived and worked for 23 years. Aside from the South, fashion is another key influence in his work, which Redd said can “sometimes translate to the home.”
“I do creative direction for Oscar de la Renta Home,” he said. “I use his textiles and prints, and certain details I have implemented on curtains.” Additionally, he admires the “great country house of England,” the “hotels of Paris” and the “regency chic [look] of Palm Beach.”
Redd will also be signing his new book, “The Big Book of Chic,” after the lecture. For $40 each guest will receive tickets for all events and admission to the Inspiration House.
Information: visit www.cathedralantiques.org.