Chic People
Glamorous Places
Stylish Things
1-1 from Big Book of Chic
Part 1


 MDS-  How would you define your style?

MR- Old School Glamour with a twist.

A glamorous moment in the sitting room of Miles’ townhouse.


MDS-  Where did you grow up and how do you think that influences your work?

MR-  Atlanta, Georgia – and I’m definitely influenced by the South.  There is a lot of taste below the Mason Dixon Line, but specifically, Philip Shutze, a great Atlanta architect who built fabulous Italianate homes in the heyday that was the 1920s and 30s… and that certainly informed my youth.

Philip Shutze architecture

Philip Shutze house drawings.

the side entrance of a Philp Shutze designer home with interiors by miles.


MDS-  If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing?

MR-  I would probably make a very good butler.

A profile drawing of a man in a bow tie from miles’ new book- The Big Book of Chic.


MDS-  Who or what is inspiring you right now?

MR-  I get a lot of mileage out of Annette and Oscar de la Renta.

Annette and Oscar de la Renta


MDS-  What is the favorite room in your home?

MR-  My bedroom and bathroom is where I spend the most time.  I suppose it is a tossup between the two.  The bedroom, for the view of the garden and the light, and the bathroom for its diamond hard sparkle.

Miles in bed

Coral handle on Miles’ bedroom door

Bathroom sink

Bathroom dinner party- Glamorous!

View of the garden out of bedroom window

The garden


MDS-  Is there anything you obsessively collect?

MR-  Art

Miles’ art filled sitting room

Another view of the sitting room

Art in the bedroom.


MDS-  Fill in the blank: “I could never own too many ____________ .”

MR- Books

Sitting room bookcase


MDS-  If you could decorate anyone’s house- who’s would it be and why?

MR-  I would have loved to have done up something for Babe Paley – an island retreat.

Babe Paley- so chic!


MDS-  What do you want to be known for?

MR-  For having fun!

Miles having fun with Chassie Post


MDS-  What do you think is chic, stylish and glamorous?

MR-  Things that come naturally – I suppose the opposite of studied.

The Duke of Windsor

painting by Christian Berard

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