Tuesday, November 13

Profile: Tyler Dawson

Tyler Dawson - Redmond Aldrich Design

Tyler Dawson is the design partner of Chloe Warner, the other half of the "what if we made it gold" duo. Tyler received her degree in art history from Columbia University and studied interior design at the University of California Los Angeles. While attending UCLA Tyler interned at the design firms of kwid and Natasha Esch Design (lucky girl). However, the kwid only lasted for one week, as Tyler recieved her acceptance to Columbia. With only 3 weeks to sell a house and move to New York the internship was cut short (one of Tyler's greatest disappointments).

A frequent international traveler, who has studied art and architecture formally in both France and Italy, she describes her design style as both classic and contemporary. Tyler is finalizing several projects, but I promise to feature more of both Tyler and Chloe on All the Best in the very near future . I for one can't wait to see the work of Tyler Dawson!

What decorating trend you would like to see less of? What would you like to see more of?
At the moment I'm a bit tired of lacquered faux bamboo motifs and, although I hate to say it, 'Hicksian' patterns. I am currently into just about anything metallic (especially gold) and/or slightly gaudy.

Do you have a favorite fabric or pattern?
I really love Clarence House Castello Aragonese - a cut velvet, subtly-striated flame stitch pattern. It manages to be both classic and modern, and a little bit sexy. I think I've found an application for it in every project I've done.

What are your favorite indulgences?
The occasional afternoon nap; hearty, wine-filled dinners; watching Friday Night Lights; weekends in Palm Springs.

How would you describe your personal style?
Slim Keith meets Elvira Hancock

What do you collect?
My husband and I both seem to collect books... I'm not sure why we can't get rid of them after they've been read. In fact, they're causing an unreasonable amount of clutter in our house at the moment.

Who would you love to meet? How would you spend the day?
I recently read In Vogue: the Illustrated History of the World's Most Famous Fashion Magazine and think it would be so much fun to spend the day with Diana Vreeland. I'd probably just let her plan something eccentric and happily tag along.

What books are on your bedside table?
Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People and The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.

Who are your style icons?
There are so many and they are always changing! Right now, off the top of my head, I'd have to say Kelly Wearstler, Dorothy Draper, Elsie de Wolfe, Cate Blanchett, Kate Moss, Wes Anderson, Yves Saint Laurent, Halston, Helena Christensen, the women of New York, Paris and "Dynasty", my mother and sisters, and all of my very stylish girlfriends.

Profile by Ronda Carman


Anonymous said...

"What if we made it gold" duo - I love it! Thanks for the introduction to Tyler. Look foward to seeing her work!

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling that we will be hearing a lot more about Redmond Aldrich Design. Thanks Ronda!

diana murphy said...

Oh, the pantheon of style icons is extraordinary. I love that Wes Anderson is in this great mix.

I'll be on the lookout for more of their work - I like what I see on the linked website.

Anonymous said...

i like that she mentions Friday Night Lights. To me, just confirms her excellent taste; why aren't more people watching that excellent TV show?

ALL THE BEST said...

Thanks Kelly and Anne. I think you are right, and I look forward to seeing more of their work.

ALL THE BEST said...

Me too dianamuse! Wes Anderson is a great one to throw into the mix!

I've not seen it Serena, not sure if I can catch it in the UK. I'll try to watch while I am here for the next few weeks.

Anonymous said...

The women of Dynasty! Love that answer!

The Peak of Chic said...

I can relate to the book weakness!

Anonymous said...

Fun posts on these ladies!

Anonymous said...

Another great profile! I can't wait to see Tyler's work - Clarence House castello aragonese and a touch of gold sounds fab!

Style Court said...

Ronda, I love your taste in decorators!

Suzy said...

well done, I can't wait to see more of her work.