Category: Architecture

Bold and Subtle Contrast

Images like this are a great example of the power of contrast in design.

The stark white modern home amongst this picturesque cobblestone street is a bold juxtaposition and makes a strong design statement. You really can’t miss it.

In front of the house on the right, the red handrail looks great against the black and white paint job. It’s a subtle but effective detail, and goes to show that a little contrast can go a long way.

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Miller House by Eero Saarinen Open to the Public

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is now offering tours of the recently restored Miller House in Columbus, Indiana, which was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2000. Built in 1957 for the industrialist, modern architecture patron, and civil rights activist J. Irwin Miller, and designed by architect and furniture designer Eero Saarinen with interiors by fabric designer Alexander Girard and landscape design by Dan Kiley. Constructed out of steel, glass, and stone, it is a great example of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe influenced modernism. I love how the pristine white open plan interior is punctuated with bold pops of bright color and ethnic textiles, giving the home some warmth and playfulness and bringing it to life.

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