Alex and Robin LaBrunerie hope this, their home since 1999, reflects their many interests. Their tastes and curiosities include a wide variety of periods, styles, artists, and color schemes. So it is fortunate that the main floor of their 1939- built home claims more than ten separate rooms (some added by previous owners), which they have filled with myriad treasures found in travels, antique shops, estate sales, and art galleries, while also including some inherited furnishings as well as treasures from collector relatives and friends.
The sofa and wing chairs in the purple family room are reupholstered pieces from Alex's grandmother. The office's mid-century wood and leather pieces are from Robin's grandfather's Chicago apartment. Oil paintings influenced by jazz music animate the variously colored walls, accompanied by regionalist lithographs.
Many living local artists are also represented, including David Spear, Frank Stack, Amy Denninghoff, Keith Crown, Lawrence Rugolo, and Jennie Williams. For use during the holidays, Robin collects many antique and vintage decorations from around the world.
The most important motivation for Alex and Robin in their decor is providing warm and stimulating hospitality for family and guests. They wish to welcome you to their home.