Redmond Aldrich is a purveyor of aesthetic intelligence. Principal, Harvard trained Chloe Warner, emboldens the trusting client to elevate their aesthetic sensibility – we call it AQ – by designing interiors that perfectly balance rationality and abundance. The studio approaches every project with all creative weapons available, delivering 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.
Chloe Redmond Warner is the Founder & Principal of Redmond Aldrich Design. She leads the award-winning studio with her guiding vision that life is experienced through the senses, and that every moment can be elevated by its environment. She attended the architecture program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and founded her eponymous studio after graduating in 2005 and moving across the country to San Francisco. Her stylish mother and grandmothers instilled in her a passion for flowers and fabrics, and a belief that a beautiful atmosphere has the ability to enhance life. Exposed from a young age to rooms designed by Sister Parish and Albert Hadley, Chloe finds inspiration from architects, artists, and fellow designers. When not designing spaces for some of the Bay Area’s top luminaries in finance, technology, sports and the arts, Chloe enjoys visiting immersive environments such as hotels, restaurants, museums and parks where all the senses are considered and stimulated or calmed in a thoughtful way. 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. She sits on the board of one of the nation’s oldest foundations, the Mary Crocker Trust, which was founded by her great great grandmother. Chloe, her husband, two kids and a growing number of pets make their home in Oakland, in a neighborhood master-planned by famed Central Park landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmstead, known for his penchant for integrating nature into cities – she wouldn’t have it any other way.
In 2010 Taylor hand wrote a gorgeous note to Chloe and started working at RAD the next day. She is a color and pattern wizard, an athlete and a gentle but ruthless stickler for detail who has been known to wallpaper her own kitchen and stencil her own floors. Recently she and her boyfriend adopted an adorable lazy bulldog named Squats whose slow-motion exploits are the best thing on the internet.
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.
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.
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.
Stephanie started interning at RAD while she was still a student in 2018, and even though she has her degree she literally cannot stop taking classes. Drafting, color theory, rendering, she is always improving and her boss marvels at her energy and skills. Bonus: She has excellent taste in specialty coffee and often appears at the top of our office stairs with trays of Blue Bottle for her coworkers.
Ella’s mother was one of RAD’s first clients in the aughts and even though nothing makes one feel older than designing a room for a kid, then 10 years later hiring that “kid” as your intern, that’s just what happened in 2018 and we have zero regrets. Ella ups the tattoo quotient of the office by a huge factor, and works hard enough to give entire Gen-Z a good name.
By the time Chloe and Suzanne finally met in person they had so many friends in common it was a fait a compli they would get along. Suzanne was the first call Chloe made when she needed an experienced Finance & Operations manager in 2020 and Suzanne has performed gracefully from day one. Every weekend she reports on the absurd culinary exploits from her household; her husband is a chef and she has a middle school son who appreciates food, a fact about which Chloe is very jealous.