Monday, November 12

Profile: Chloe Warner

Chloe Warner and Tyler Dawson of Redmond Aldrich Design


I have a new design crush! When I first saw the work of Chloe Warner in this month's Domino Magazine I felt as if I had met a girl after my own heart. After speaking with Chloe I knew for certain that she was a kindred spirit!

Not only is Chloe a graduate of the architecture program at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, she was exposed from a young age to rooms designed by Sister Parish and Albert Hadley (how cool and wonderful is that!).

Both her mother and grandmothers instilled in her a belief that interiors matter and the worst kind of taste is no taste at all. It seems as if their sage advice paid off. I expect we will be seeing a lot more of Chloe's work in the years to come.

Tomorrow I will introduce you to Chloe's design partner, the beautiful Tyler Dawson.

What decorating trend you would like to see less of? What would you like to see more of?
Less flocked wallpaper, more chintz.

Do you have a favorite fabric or pattern?
I adore most overscaled bird-on-linen prints. Lee Jofa and Schumacher both make lovely versions.

What it the one thing in life you can't live without?
Aside from Mr. Warner and Mies VanDerKitty, I am addicted to San Pellegrino.

How would you describe your personal style?
Post-preppy glam. My design partner and I spend all day
asking each other "what if we made it gold?"


Thinking about your own home what is your favorite room?
My bedroom is perfect; the palate is tight and bold (pink, gold, green, ivory), the patterns are balanced (floral, geometric, toile, neutral textures), and there are symmetric elements (bed, dressing tables, bedside table lamps) thrown off by non-symmetric elements (mismatched bedside tables). There is zero clutter, two pastels on the wall, flattering lighting and my favorite room scent tucked out of sight (Mimosa by Antica Farmacista).

What do you consider to be the real luxuries in life?
Having someone else pet-hair-roll your house, a hilarious husband, a healthy family, TiVo, a reservation at French Laundry. If I had all these things at once I would probably hang it up. It couldn't get better!

Who would you most like to meet and how would you spend the day?
The Wearstler. We would start off with a leisurely tour of her house, followed by her spending the entire day teaching me to be a baller. Then she would loan me an outfit and invite all my friends over for a dinner party.

Profile by Ronda Carman

23 comments:

Anne said...

I agree! I look forward to seeing much more from Chloe!!

Me, Myself, & I said...

The green tufted headboard sold me when I read the article. Loved it.

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

I love that 'Interiors matter'. That really says it all doesn't it.

ALL THE BEST said...

I so agree LIBERTY POST EDITOR!!

ALL THE BEST said...

I love it too me, myself & I!! I love the whole room!!!

Anonymous said...

I like her too!

"We would start off with a leisurely tour of her house, followed by her spending the entire day teaching me to be a baller"

That's hilarious. She seems really cute and down-to-earth.

_NM

Brilliant Asylum said...

"The Wearstler". Love it. I want her living room too.

The Peak of Chic said...

Cute profile! I think we'll be seeing a lot more of her, esp. after all of the excited response after the Domino spread.

patricia gray said...

I love your sense of humor Chloe!!

Laura said...

That living room is perfection. Seriously--she's gorgeous, she's smart, she's stylish, she's funny...not fair!!!

designdna said...

what a nice personality. that's the best decoration a room could ever have!

ALL THE BEST said...

Anonymous and BA I like her comments too! Clever and funny...I love it!

ALL THE BEST said...

I think you're right Jennifer, I think we'll be seeing a lot more of Chloe!

I love her sense of humor too Patricia the Kelly comment made me laugh!

Katrina Lynn said...

haha! This girl cracks me up! Seems like she would be great to meet in person!

ALL THE BEST said...

Laura that living room IS perfection!! She's got the whole package!

You are so right designdna, well stated!

Katrina Lynn she really is great, and funny too!

katiedid said...

She is the kind of girl you'd love to have as a BFF. It is so important to have a sense of humor about life and interiors! I like her loads!

dianamuse said...

She had me at 'having someone else pet-hair-roll your house.' Luxury, indeed.

I'm enjoying the arranged-by-book-jacket-color display in the LR. Another nice touch of style.

Look forward to your next post...

ALL THE BEST said...

I'd love to have her as a BFF too Katie!

ALL THE BEST said...

I am with you dianamuse! Having had a yellow Lab for many years I can so relate (and I wear a lot of black)!

Cote de Texas said...

Ronda, this has to be one of your best ones yet - amazing - !! She isn't a household name, yet her interview stands above a lot of the "big" names you've profiled. I adore that she loves anything linen with a bird on it - me too!!!! What a great way to put that, concise and yet so informative. I love how she describes her bedroom - the mix of fabrics, the symmetry with the one piece thats throws that off, the colors. I'm going to say the bedroom is my favorite here. I loved it in the magazine too. She has a very accessible style of design, warm, cozy, layered, cluttered, yet the wallpaper adds in the sophistication that raises it up a notch. This one is the best yet!!!!

p.s. the only complaint: I wish she didn't revere KW so much. I like Chloe's style 100x more - it's true and interesting imo!

Joni

Marissa said...

does anyone know what fabric she used for the pillows on her couch?

ALL THE BEST said...

I'll email and ask her.

annechovie said...

Chloe has a great eye and a terrific wry sense of humor to match. I like it that she doesn't take herself too seriously. Refreshing and classy.