Small is the New Big

The square footage of the American home has grown from just under 1,000 square feet in the 1950’s to nearly 3,000 in the recent years. After World War II, fueled by the decade of prosperity in [...]

Kitchen Design Trends 2017

We are seeing some new and continuing trends in Kitchen Design and here are our insights. Trends are increasing in speed from previous years, meaning the time between when they first appear and [...]

Bathroom Design Trends 2017

We are seeing some new and continuing trends in Bathroom Design. Here are our insights: It used to be that residential bathroom design influenced hotel bathroom design, but now hotel bathroom [...]

Our Favorite Whites & Off-Whites

One of the secrets to the picking the best paint colors is using the right paint companies’ samples. While there are many good companies we like, if you have ever selected paint colors with us, [...]

Collecting Art

If you are ready to begin collecting art but don’t know where to begin or what to buy, consider these tips. Buy what you like. Art is a very subjective thing, what makes one person smile can make [...]

Color of the Year 2017

Pantone has been the leader in selecting and promoting the “Color of the Year” since the year 2000 but now other companies, especially paint companies are getting involved as well. The [...]

December Issue

Fourteen months and a thousand hours later we see the culmination of our efforts in this month’s Philadelphia magazine. Design Home 2016 has closed and gone to print and the results are now [...]

The Thirty-Year-Old Loveseat

Clients ask us all the time whether they should reupholster their old furniture or just buy new. The answer to that question depends on several considerations. Is the piece sentimental to you? [...]

Design Home 2016: Paint & Paint Colors

We have been working with Sherwin-Williams paints for our entire 35 years in business and one thing we have observed is that Sherwin-Williams is a leader in paint technology. There have been vast [...]

Design Home 2016: Lighting

When we work with sponsors at Design Home, often times it’s with a sponsor whom we already do business with like Closet City, Ferguson’s Showroom, Colonial Marble & Granite, Sherwin-Williams [...]

Design Home 2016: Furniture Sponsors

As the Interior Designers for Design Home 2016, we work with the developer, US Construction, and the Architects, JKRP Architects, for over a year to design the interiors of the home. We also work [...]

Design Home 2016: Countertops

One of the fun things we do as part of our Philadelphia magazine’s Design Home 2016 duties as the Interior Designers is pick out all the countertop materials. Our countertop sponsor is and has [...]

Design Home 2016: Art

We had been working with Merritt Gallery in Haverford Square for quite some time when we signed on to do the 2012 Philadelphia magazine Design Home. We suggested them as an art sponsor and they [...]