House Tour: Alex’s Light-Filled Loft
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.
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.
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