I’m ashamed to admit that we have NO Christmas decorations
up + at ’em here at our house.
How’s that possible?
Meanwhile, my more ambitious friend, Alan, just completed his.
Here we are in front of his late, great Chicago antique store, PATINA.
Let’s take a look-see at Alan’s + his partner, Keith’s, wonderful mid-Century modern house,
all decked out for the yuletide!
Like many mid-Century modern house plans,
Alan + Keith’s house is designed with privacy in the front,
+ with the main living spaces + lots of glass facing the backyard.
Alan’s said he’s never met a hide rug he didn’t love;
I think this zebra might be new.
Loving the Eero Saarinen tulip table, the George Nelson light fixture,
that tabletop easel + the ginormous fig tree.
Here’s another shot of that living room with its diagonal fireplace.
Note, please, the awesome wood ceilings + beams.
Hey! There’s more hide happiness — a rug + a pair of chairs!
At one time, Alan wanted to tile over the brick of the fireplace,
but I did everything I could to dissuade him.
I love the mid-Century modern-ness of that original brick!
It’s also on the exterior of Alan + Keith’s home.
Interesting original artwork, no? That’s a charcoal drawing, I think.
Please notice Alan’s recycled wood Swiss cross artwork,
displayed on a wall with an antique, wooden clamp!
I also love a metal medical cabinet, but not as much
as I love those adorable Papillons — Sophie + Frankie.
Here’s the warm + cozy TV room.
I’m a fan of wreaths in windows, aren’t you?
That signage is uber cool, as is the dark wall color,
striped rug + all those pillows!
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Wasn’t that fun?
I might be visiting Alan + that groovy house before Christmas.
We want to go see the movie, American Hustle, together!