The Studio

Founded in 2005

Based in Oakland

Redmond Aldrich is a purveyor of aesthetic intelligence. Principal, Harvard trained Chloe Warner, partners with clients to elevate their aesthetic sensibility – we call it AQ – by designing interiors that deliver a poetic mashup of effortless and refined, pretty and perfectly weird. Signature to the brand is the masterful mix of texture, color, and pattern that is layered with intention and a studied understanding of design and architectural history. We provide clients with exceptional interiors, clear and sincere communication, and the confidence to discover their own AQ.

 

The Team

Chloe Warner

Founder & Creative Director

Chloe Redmond Warner is the Founder & Principal of Redmond Aldrich Design. She attended the architecture program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and founded her eponymous studio after graduating in 2005. Her hobbies include cooking, flower arranging, a good novel, and of course Instagram where she shares her appreciation for beauty and aesthetics in daily life. Chloe, her husband, two kids and a growing number of pets make their home in Oakland.

Taylor Shanahan

Design Director

In 2010 Taylor hand wrote a note to Chloe that kicked off more than a decade of beautiful collaboration. She is now the leader of her own in-house studio, and an expert of palettes, color and pattern. She brings to life interiors that resonate with her clients at a deep level, and has had her projects featured in Architectural Design, New York Times T Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. One of her personal favorite projects to be published was for the family of Golden State Warrior Andre Iguodala – Taylor is the biggest sports fan in the office and loved the challenge of making everything work for a very tall client.

Beyond design, Taylor is a newlywed who loves spending time with her husband and hilarious English Bulldog, Squats, who has become a muse for multiple dog spa projects.

Anel Clay

Senior Designer

Part Martha Stewart, part Thomas Jefferson, Anel joined RAD in 2015 and has been indispensable ever since. She drafts, she sews, she knows every computer program that matters (to her boss). She is also a competitive dancer, and without even seeing her moves we know she is the best in the office. Update: Anel appeared on TV during halftime at a Warriors game, and now we know for sure.

Rose Louie

Senior Designer

During their first meeting in 2018 Rose had Chloe at her response to “what is your favorite design magazine” (Answer: World of Interiors). The interview bounced over to a shared passion for high graphic standards and wood-fired pizza, and the rest is history. Rose’s drafting and modeling skills are out of this world, and she takes beautiful pictures – a skill she sweetly credits to her husband, a professional photographer.

Joanna Paull

Senior Designer

A fateful visit to McMullen inspired Joanna to engage in some light detective work and befriend Chloe on Instagram. She had a huge commercial interiors career going but she and Chloe decided that should timing allow they would love to work together, and then, delightfully, in 2021 timing allowed. Joanna lives in Oakland and enjoys bird watching and curating an outsized collection of vintage decor.

Alex McAuley

Junior Designer

Alex started at RAD during pandemic times, which meant she had to interview over Zoom which was terrifying for everyone, but she nailed it. Alex lives with her husband and gorgeous well-behaved Golden Retriever in Lafayette, where her hobbies include lavishing the dog with care and watercoloring. Unexpected tidbit; she has an impressive collection of rock band t-shirts that she attributes to her 8 years as a drummer.

Hadiya Seabron

Junior Designer

An East Coast transplant with degrees in both business and interior architecture, Hadiya moved to Oakland in 2021 with her high-school sweetheart. When discussing her hobbies she mentioned “geography” which we thought was adorable but then made sense when she mentioned her stint working at Indagare Travel – an extremely detail-oriented bespoke travel planning company in New York. Hadiya is the type of person organized enough to have a backup pair of shoes packed at the company retreat just in case a heel breaks, and cool enough to swap those heels without even missing cocktail hour.

Veronica Aguilar

Design Assistant

Veronica came to us in 2022 with a corporate IKEA background; she was *the* person in charge of that soothing maze of beautiful vignettes, but knew in her heart she wanted to work on a more intimate scale. We were lucky to find her, overflowing with drafting and rendering skills, space-planning skills and a fearless attitude towards color. Veronica lives in Oakland with her husband and adorable baby.

Ali Toia

Design Assistant

Ali joined RAD in 2022 while pursuing her certificate from Berkeley Extension, but with design and logistic skills already coming out of her ears. She quickly became the office database guru and her shops were stunning on day one. Her good design choices (neon! plants! gorgeous signage!) are on display at one of the go-to lunch spots in our neighborhood, a fact that delights her coworkers. Ali lives in Oakland with her fiancé and two terrier mutts, is an avid mushroom forager, and a patron of the theater.

Samantha Petitto

Finance Manager

Sam’s blend of right and left brain is renowned. She spent years as a corporate accountant for Sherwin Williams all the while nurturing a vintage jewelry collection so fierce it could turn the head of a 18 year old or an 80 year old. Sam is married with two daughters, more than 40 houseplants, and was the first person Chloe knew who owned a real life Bernese Mountain Dog.

Judy Kail

Operations Director

Polished and capable, Judy spent years as top banana at several of the best showrooms in San Francisco before joining RAD in 2021 as Operations Manager. She is the first delightful point of contact when clients want to discuss new projects, keeps the facilities in tip top shape, and is strategic and nurturing in equal parts. Judy has a husband, three sons and two male Labradors, and lives in Piedmont.

Andrew Warner

Chief Finance Officer

With a 15 year background in production home building and real estate development, Andrew oversees accounting and budget management for RAD. He has an Econ degree from Georgetown, attended the Real Estate program at MIT, and continues his passion for dry-as-a-bone topics with a subscription to The Economist and a huge stack of Doris Kearns Goodwin biographies on his bedside table. He and Chloe have been married since 2005.

Awards & Recognition