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With the death of Queen Elizabeth, I listened to TV commentators talk about the ascension of Prince Charles to the throne, becoming King Charles III.  more
Chestnut Hill furniture showrooms are as diverse as homeowners’ lifestyles. more
What gives us that sense of being truly at home? It's different for each of us. more
Because Philadelphia is a city of historical importance, and so many smaller communities within the city have received National Historic District status, most homeowners take great pride in their work. more
The second annual Jabali Jungle event in Germantown celebrated plant and flower shops, and urban farms owned by people of color. more
A few weeks ago, I read an article that reviewed the New York Drawing Center exhibition entitled “The Clamor of Ornament.” It got me thinking about the appearance of interiors and their associated hallmarks. more
In researching successful interior projects, I came across this photo. more
Windows are an integral part of any piece of architecture. more
Today’s living rooms are providing us with much more than a place to put guests after a family meal. Whether you call it a drawing room, sitting room, living room or family room, the “heart of the home,” as it is so often called, is now receiving wider decorative attention than ever.  more
Nicolas Troyano is on a mission to remove the invasive ivy that is strangling so many huge trees in Chestnut Hill. more
Even before pandemic shutdowns, historic house museums were having a rough time. But our local house museums are working hard to buck that trend, including those in Historic Germantown. more
Christopher Alexander believed that ordinary people, not just trained architects, should have a hand in designing their own houses, neighborhoods and cities. more
Northwest Philadelphia’s remarkable treasures of Modern architecture are being celebrated in late May at the annual DOCOMOMO-US conference, this year being held in Philadelphia. more
The economic boom following World War II led to an even larger consumer culture and increased the desire for even more stuff, especially clothing, shoes and accessories. more
Discovered in the Chauvet Cave in France, the mural was first seen around 30,000 BC.  It has remained popular as a form of both public and private art ever since. more
But no matter the age, or the season, or the social atmosphere, I have always felt that rules are important. more
One evening I gave a talk on how to add humor to a space, and the success of hanging a rubber chicken in the window of an elegantly renovated  kitchen.  I gained four new clients from that lecture.  Yes, those were the days.…but I digress. more
“I believe people in this area really do want to support our local artists,” Masterman said last week, “and I feel like we are just scratching the surface so far." more
I wanted something historic, with deep crown moldings, multi-paned windows with true divided lights, and a center hall that opened to spacious living and dining rooms. There also had to be a calling of my name, or at least a whisper that that house had to be mine! more
I have always collected porcelain and china. Weekends in the 80’s and 90’s were spent browsing antique shows and vintage shops, and I always was attracted by beautifully painted plates with matching cups and saucers. more
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