Summer is when the whites and brights come out! But what about whites and brights for your home? The excitement that those fresh colours bring with the season.
The Miller House, Columbus, Indiana is the perfect inspiration for a summer time feeling of whites and brights. You know the kind of colours you feel like you can pull off at a certain time of the year?
Commissioned by J. Irwin Miller and his wife Xenia to design their house back in 1952, Eero Saarinen designed the building and Alexander Girard the interiors. Now the home is part of the Indianapolis Museum Art Museum collection and is open to the public.
The iconic home, known for it’s modern mid-century style and new thinking layout, it was finished in 1957. An open space layout the sofa pit is one of the rooms main focuses. The white sunken sofa with the bright coloured cushions which I love. Which is a reminder of just how easy it is to change a room with a just a few things. Apparently the Miller House changes up the colours depending on season. Opting for fresh brights for the spring summer months and warmer hues of reds for second half of the year.
You might not be able to create a sunken pit but you can have a comfy modern seating area for family and guests. You can choose from a sectional, a couple of chaise lounges or two sofas facing each other. Then add your favourite fabrics, cushions, throws to inject colour in to the space. For the cushions, some bright jewel toned colours pinks, blues and prints. Here are three different options for your seating arrangements below if you like the concept of the Miller House. Don’t forget a colourful rug to co-ordinate your cushions with and that will really make the white pop!