Chad Renfro - House Beautiful

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BY DORETTA SPERDUTO NOV 1, 2009

    CHAD RENFRO

    chad renfro

    Palm Beach, FL
    chadrenfrodesign.com

    WHAT'S NEW ABOUT YOU? 

    Encouraging clients to step out of the box regarding color and contrast, and then making it all come together in a comfortable way.

    WHO'S YOUR FAVORITE DECORATOR EVER? 

    Billy Baldwin.

    WHAT'S THE MOST INSPIRING THING YOU'VE SEEN LATELY?

    I set up another office in Atlanta and I've been inspired by the Arts and Crafts and Georgian architecture of the South. The classic simple lines and exquisite execution bring to mind Kagan, Eames, and Wright and their holistic approach. The experience has encouraged me to tap into the abilities of today's craftsmen and small workshops closer to home.

    TELL US ONE OF YOUR SECRET DESIGN RESOURCES.

    Listening...listening to what the client wants.

    MAKE A DECORATING PREDICTION.

    The end of theatrical rooms, faux anything, and fantasyland at home. A rejuvenation of American design and the American craftsman.