the miller house : a masterpiece

In the early fifties, this house in Colombus, Indiana was commissioned by J. Irwin and Xenia Miller. It was recently donated by the family to the Indianapolis Museum of Art and is now accepting visitors. Dwell Magazine writer/photographer Leslie Williamson wrote a piece about her visit in the recent issue. The architect was Eero Saarinen; all interior design was by Alexander Girard (including all original textiles designed just for this house!); and landscape architecture by Dan Kiley.

I have a real thing for the living room, partly sunken, pictured above and from opposite, below. There were two unique sets of pillows designed by Girard for spring/summer (pastels) and fall/winter (red tones pictured).

The custom built, gloriously large round table and chandelier:

A dressing room for Mrs. Xenia Miller:

The playroom-turned-office:

And lastly, Girard's textile master plan before the house was built!

(Photos by Leslie Williamson/Dwell)