This is the second installment of Home Tours from the Northcrest Neighborhood Home Show I went to a few weeks ago here in Atlanta. (You can see the first Tour here!) This tour is of the fabulous home of Edwin Mesa. It was interesting to see both of these homes, both owned by single guys, and the male perspective with Mid-Century Modern decorating. A lot of homes decorated in this style that I see online are usually presented with a heavy female perspective. And that is what I'm typically drawn to as a female (of course).
Although these homes are owned by single men, I could see a woman living in these as well. Both homes are really elegant and Edwin's home in particular plays a lot with bold color and pattern. It's pretty fabulous.
We entered into the house through the carport and into the basement level room (it's a split level home) and this room in particular has some pretty groovy and mod touches. It feels very rock star when you walk in.
Or maybe it's this Metallica cover.
I adore the exposed brick, groovy wallpaper, awesome lighting, THAT SHAG RUG, and well... I love everything about this room. Definitely my favorite in the house!
Here's what Edwin shared with us:
How long have you lived in your home? 2 years exactly now
Where are you originally from? Colombia, South America
Have you always been inspired by Mid-Century Modern design or did owning this particular house inspire you to collect these MCM pieces? I always loved modern architecture and design, but I was inclined to the colder sleeker side of it before, and was always looking for something warmer but not too close to traditional. So that's when I found Mid-Century Modern. Perfect balance.
Photos above: front exterior of the house, Edwin's awesome vintage car, the little patio off the carport where you enter the basement level.
Can you share some of the designer names that go with your furniture pieces? Some of the pieces are Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, some others are unnamed pieces but I always look for the sculptural wood work on every piece. I try to mix them harmoniously even if they are not part of the same set.
What is your professional background? I'm a journalist/writer.
What original elements have you preserved of the home? Everything I would say, except for the kitchen countertops. It was a generic formica. Architecturally everything is intact in this home. I decided not to alter it in any way, just play with subtle modern paint colors, add a playful kitchen backsplash and of course changed the HVAC system and renewed electrical wiring.
Photos above: Living Room
What is your favorite vintage piece? I must say probably the bedroom set that comes with the dresser that I use as a credenza. I never saw furniture so beautifully created and preserved, or any set remotely similar to it.
Are there any modern brands that you like that family well with your vintage pieces? I think some of By Design and IKEA, although I try to stay away because the quality is not the best.
Anything else you'd like to share? Thanks so much for visiting my home and my doors are always open for Mid-Century lovers, designers and photographers. We've had amazing photo shoots here and hope to host more.
Above: various bedrooms, bathrooms (LOVE the original features!) and a beautiful light in the hallway.
Thank-you Edwin for sharing your gorgeous home with us!
I'll have some photos from the little vintage car show they had as well, soon. I hope you enjoyed these two Northcrest Home Tours!
Photo Credit: all taken by me