by Lynn Byrne
By Lynn Byrne. The Indianapolis Museum of Art (above photo from there) will open the Miller House to the public next month. It is located in Columbus, Indiana and the house and gardens are reason enough to go there.
The home was designed by Eero Saarinen, with well preserved interiors by Alexander Girard and lovely gardens by David Kiley. The Miller family lived in the house since 1957 until Xenia Miller’s death in 2008. It was well loved.
Famous for housing the first “conversation pit,” I did an extensive post on the house early in my blogging career, when I had just a few readers. Click here. Lots of photos of a treasure of a home.
In contrast, now it is the New York Times that is touting the new “Undecorated Movement” in interior design. And twice in the same issue of the paper.
First, editor of the spring NYT design magazine, Sally Singer, gushes about the “glorious mess” of a playroom that graces the cover of the magazine and its “imagination” and “spontaneity.”
Essentially, she praises a room that looks completely undesigned as having “the underpinnings of great design.” Click here to see the room.
There also is an article in the Times’ Week in Review section devoted entirely to the “Undecorated” trend. Click here to read it. Among other homes, there is a photo of a couple that parked an Airstream trailer in their loft.
And if you missed my post last week on the “Undecorated” look and how to get it, click here.
I try my best to keep you on top of things, even when they are polar opposites!