In Case You Missed It: Steve's Uptown Contemporary

In Case You Missed It: Steve's Uptown Contemporary

Anthony Nguyen
Mar 6, 2009

Steve from Chicago showed us his nautical-inspired modern home at AT yesterday and we just couldn't help but notice his quirky love for neon lights and scattered tech bits throughout. While the fun lies in hunting through all of his collectibles and 20th century glamor pieces, we've selected a few key shots to outline our appreciation for his unique style that's both unexpectedly goofy, yet full of fun.

His kitchen table, made of layered glass and aluminum, makes for a great portable office work area. The unique choice of neon lighting infuses the space with personality, whereas a normal pendant lamp may have made it look like any other kitchen.

The view from the table oversees a fancy kitchen, with dashes of neon lamps on top of the refrigerator, near the sink, and by the LCD HDTV. We're just hoping he has some kind of automated lighting system; we'd probably go nuts if we had to do all the switching manually.

To complete his love for neon, Steve utilized a double-bulbed lamp that zaps the ceiling with a bright aqua-blue ambiance, while maintaining a very tranquil desk space using a regular CFL bulb. It's an overly simple solution to create mood, but we love it.

Make sure you take a look at Steve's entire house tour over at AT:Chicago.

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