One of my favorite tv shows is CBS Sunday Morning and yesterday, they featured the Miller House in Columbus, Indiana which totally blew me away so I just had to share it here.
Designed by Eero Saarinen for the industrialist J. Irwin Miller and his family, the house was completed in 1957 and occupied by the Miller family until 2008. The house was then donated to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, along with most of the original furnishings.
Conversation pit aside, look how fresh the design looks 50+ years later!
Interior designer Alexander Girard designed many of textiles specifically for the home.
The house is now open to the public for tours and if I were anywhere in the area, I’d be there in a heartbeat!
After all the color and pattern yesterday, I was feeling the need for something toned down and soothing. I can always turn to Sweden for that so this week’s Hotel Pick FROM THE RIGHT BANK is the Nobis Hotel in Stockholm.
Ta-da! Here it is the finished sideboard. I am sooooooooooo pleased with how this turned out and I can’t wait to paint something else! (The dining chairs are up next.) In case I didn’t go on and on enough about how amazing this paint is yesterday (ha!), I’m a total Annie Sloan Chalk Paint convert now so if you have any questions, fire away. I LOVE THIS STUFF!
The other thing that’s happening in the dining room is that these chairs are now at the upholsterer getting a hot pink makeover:
They are going to flank the sideboard and I had a lot of different ideas for them but recently I just decided they needed to be hot pink. I found a pink Chanel-esque wool tweed that I think is going to look fab with the brass. (Sorry, I forgot to take a photo of the fabric but you’ll be seeing the chairs soon!)
So the color palette of the dining room has evolved into this:
It’s not at all what I had planned originally but I’m loving it!
I’m now on the hunt for a fun fabric to redo the chairs and then I think the dining room may actually be finished! Now, that would be amazing.