House Tour: Alex's Light-Filled Loft

House Tour: Alex's Light-Filled Loft

Sarah Coffey
Oct 11, 2007

Name: Alex Profession: Alex is a graphic designer and member of The Post Family. Location: West Loop Type: One-Room Loft Years Lived In: 3 months Clean and simple. Alex's West Loop loft is an understated tribute to mid-century modernism. It's also a tricked-out bachelor pad (with no big-screen TV or pool table in sight). As a typographer and one of the wunderkinds behind West Loop print shop The Post Family, Alex has an eye for good design. Inside his airy loft, Alex has preserved a lot of breathing space. Filled with a few classic pieces and a little bit of bold color, his home is a testament to good editing. One indulgence - a collection of three bicycles.

Alex's Survey my Style: Simple and warm. the Inspiration: Mid-century design. favorite Element: My sleeping loft is a childhood fantasy realized. biggest Challenge: Finding someone to help build a cheap but nice ladder. what Friends Say: They feel like they have gone back in time. biggest Embarrassment: None. proudest DIY: I wish I could take credit for my ladder. It's beautiful. Cost $10 and took 3 stained 2x4s and some screws. Making it wide just makes it look better. Props to Pedro. biggest Indulgence: My DWR couch. best Advice: Buy less, buy quality. my Dream Source: Vitra Joyn.

Resources: Living Room: Modernica and DWR Dining Area/Kitchen: Modernica and IKEA Office Area: Modernica and IKEA Bathroom: IKEA and Home Depot Loft/Sleeping Area: Home Depot, IKEA and DWR Thanks, Alex!
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