Keith Nix's Chic, Modern Oak Lawn House

Best of the 70s....PR pro Keith Nix's modern house off Cedar Springs has some of the best lines of any house I've seen.

Nix, a former VP of Public Relations at Neiman Marcus back when Mr. Stanley was still around, represents stylish clients such as Luke Crosland (Illume) and his wife Mary, who just opened Salon Lucien, a hair salon in Preston Center. He has also represented emerging designer Travis Terry, among others.

The red front door sets the tone for the interiors, which has a neutral color palette popped with red accents.

A tuffet in the center of the entry is completely unexpected but works perfectly.

The name of the original architect has been lost to time, but Nix made some architectural changes to the design, including opening up the dining area into the courtyard with windows, that the architect would probably have loved. The house was built in the early 70s.

That's a Calder mobile in the corner, yes.

The box below once belonged to Stanley Marcus.

Small corner libraries like these are so chic. This is really a perfect house for seating groups within one large space.

I'm not much for red upholstery, but this small sofa looks terrific in tomato red linen. The red ottoman, which serves as a coffee table, helps pull it all together, don't you think?

Much of what's in the house, including the art, was collected over the years, and bought from Neman Marcus during its Fortnight heydays.

What a great house for art! All the open spaces, tall ceilings and natural light really show off Nix's collection.

Only someone with a lot of confidence can pull off a wooden rabbit. I think that's why Stanley Marcus loved whimsy. He was sure of himself and his ideas, even if others weren't.

I really love this tailored bedroom with its checked carpeting, beautiful wood, clear glass lamp, and fresh linens.

Nix's house has that smart collected look that Stanley Marcus did so effortlessly in his own home. It helps to be intelligent, well read and traveled.