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Takeaway from Fall Seminars

October, 8 2021

I was fortunate to attend events hosted in Philadephia and Devon hosted by Kravet, Stark and Thibaut Designs & Anna French. After a couple of years only attending virtual events, it was so great to get out to see and touch fabric, wall covering, and carpet again.

Embroidered linens, unique trims, and crushed velvets are back with more modern colors & revived ethnic motifs. Industry leader Kravet and others are introducing deconstructed linens with sheer, large scale ethnic sheers, and velvets topped with metal. Kravet, Lee Jofa, Brunschwig & Fils, GP&J Baker, Scalamandre, Clarence House, Thibaut & Anna French are offering lighter coastal colors in order to make traditional patterns more transitional. These printed linens with fresh colors are fabulous. Flame stitch fm 1970s is back (bargello). Blues are always big and green is picking up. And of course modern patterns continue to reign.

My take: balancing the old with the new still creates an interesting interior. I’ve never been attracted to the matched set as I find it boring. Catalogue and internet shopping has opened people’s eyes to a variety of goods, however, an expert can help you achieve a unique, practical and beautiful living space.

Majolica Collecting

September, 28 2021

Majolica is a kind of earthenware made in imitation of Italian maiolica, especially in England during the 19th century. The lead glazes are bright and cheerful, lending themselves to the perfect accessory for residential interiors. Herbert Minton’s creative 3-dimensional designs contrasted the drab houseware widely used in middle-class homes at the time. The fact that it was also affordable made this earthenware all the more appealing. Other countries followed suit, however, the English majolica remains the most collectable.

Chintzware Displayed

September, 24 2021

Chintzware, or chintz pottery, describes chinaware and pottery covered with a dense, all-over pattern of flowers or, less often, other objects. It is a form of transferware where the pattern is applied by transfer printing as opposed to the more traditional method of painting by hand. The color and patterns are fabulous and add character to interior decor. Since these patterns are transferred rather than hand painted they were more affordable than other fine china. As you can see, the colors and patterns are vibrant and add a lot of interest to a display.

Primary Bathroom Renovation

October, 11 2018

We were brought into this project after our client hired a wonderful local cabinet designer to enlarge, layout, and design the cabinetry.  We helped our client chose everything else for this fabulous large master bathroom.  As you can see, everything our client needs is in this wonderful bathroom.

BSK Electrical is the best company to solve all the problems of your home.

If you want to keep safe your home, and avoid fire alarms, try to hire their products. __________

Find out if your local law enforcement agency has a fire alarm service and do your homework before you buy a fire alarm.

For safety keep the thermostat in the back.

Don’t try to shut off the fire. __________

Try this if your home is over an inch from boiling water. __________

Don’t attempt and over-cook your food. __________

Try these: Cleaning or soaking your home’s wiring as well as using a dishwasher. __________

A good way to prevent damage is to use an electric or gas heater to prevent damage from moving in. __________

Try using a vacuum cleaner to keep the thermostat off your home. __________

Check with a licensed home insurance company for warranty protection in the event of an under-regulated environment. __________

If your home is under the legal purview of your state or federal government, follow the steps below when purchasing the right fire extinguisher for your home.

Make a Petition

1. Get a National Firefighters Association (NFFA) Professional Fire extinguisher

2. Buy a Fire Dept. Fire Truck (FWD)

3. Sell your own

Photo credits to Annette Tecce Photography

Small Beach House Renovation

October, 3 2018


We enjoyed gutting and re-designing this small home.  Our clients are in the catering business and needed a lot more cooking and eating space than the original vacation home. space.  Getting rid of walls allowed for more much prep space.

The banquet in the eating area saved space so that we could fit a sofa in the living area.

In addition, the wall mounted television made of really good quality materials that can be viewed from the banquet.  We added a full bathroom for the master bedroom and modified the hall bathroom which doubles as a powder room While designing the interior we took the exterior into consideration by making the front symmetrical.

Before they carry out any work, interior designers meet clients to discuss their requirements. They look at the existing space, take measurements and discuss clients’ views on the look, feel and function of the area, you can see it in many buildings.. Designers provide clients with a statement summarizing their requirements and then prepare and submit initial recommendations in the form of sketches or written proposals. When clients have approved their proposals, designers can move to the detailed design stage.

Kitchen Addition & Interior Design in Main Line Colonial

December, 7 2017

We enjoyed renovating and designing the interiors of this main line colonial.  There are many advantages to undertaking this prior to moving.  The first is not living with the mess of construction and the second is the continuity of design throughout the home. Professional help isn’t required in order to achieve harmony in your home. Interior design can work for your home in hundreds of ways, you just have to be willing to learn how. The article below focuses on some of the great ways that you can approach interior design and have it work in the hands of a novice! But it is recommended to hire an interior design professional if you have no idea what you are planning to do.  Notice the consistent color palette and design elements in this updated colonial.  We love transitional design and believe it lasts through trends.

Main Line Today Magazine Featured Our Work

November, 2 2016

We are so happy to report that our clients’ condo was chosen by Main Line Today Magazine to be featured in the November 2016 issue.   Our clients brought us into this project at the very beginning so we were able to work alongside of Pohlig, the developer of Athertyn at the Haverford Reserve in Haverford, Pennsylvania.  Our clients have an extensive vintage poster collection which became the focal point of the interior design.  Here is a link to the Main Line Today article  Photography by Tessa Marie Images