Design Home 2016: Lighting

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in Design Home, Lighting
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 or Merritt Gallery. But during this year’s Design Home we met a new company, one of the fastest growing companies in the United States. Lamps.com supplied…Read More

Design Home 2016: Furniture Sponsors

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 with over 30 sponsors to select the appropriate products to showcase in the home. Six of these sponsors are furniture sponsors…Read More

Design Home 2016: Cabinetry by ProBuild and Ultracraft

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Design Home, WPL Design
Design Home 2016: Cabinetry by ProBuild and Ultracraft

With two kitchens, two bars, five full baths and two powder rooms we needed a lot of cabinetry for Design Home 2016. Luckily ProBuild and Ultracraft cabinetry were up to the task. ProBuild is our local source for Ultracraft cabinetry. Using their line of cabinetry and ProBuild’s expertise we were able to do a variety…Read More

Design Home 2016: Countertops

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Design Home, Interior Design, WPL Design
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 been Colonial Marble & Granite in King of Prussia for many Design Homes. We have had a long standing relationship with…Read More

Design Home 2016: Art

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 agreed and have done every Design Home since. Fast forward to Design Home 2016 and we knew right away that…Read More

Design Home 2016 – VIDEO: The Next Move

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Design Home, In Progress, Projects, WPL Design
Design Home 2016 – VIDEO: The Next Move

Finishing up the move-in at Design home 2016, Lighting is up, art is hung, furniture is in, wine is racked and we are on our way to almost completing the massive move in of the home. Now all that is required is a thorough cleaning and final staging by WPL to be photographer ready. All…Read More

Design Home 2016 – Kitchens and Bars

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Design Home, Interior Design, Kitchen, Room Design
Design Home 2016 – Kitchens and Bars

This year’s Design Home is designed with two kitchens and two bars. The main kitchen, which is large for a Philadelphia town house, is located on the second floor. The piano nobile or bel etage in the classic Renaissance architectural style, one level above the street. This is where the main indoor entertaining areas of…Read More

Design Home 2016 – Bathrooms and Powder Rooms

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Design Home
Design Home 2016 – Bathrooms and Powder Rooms

This year’s Design Home is designed with five full bathrooms and two powder rooms spread across six levels. Each of the five bedrooms in the house has a dedicated bathroom, 4 of them are in suite while one allows secondary access from a hallway for use by the media room occupants. Two powder rooms, one…Read More

Design Home 2016 – Building Materials Selection

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Design Home, Projects, WPL Design
Design Home 2016 – Building Materials Selection

Working closely with the principal Architect, Jose Hernandez and his team at JKRP Architects, in collaboration with US Construction, we were able to have a lot of input on the selection of the building materials for Design Home 2016. Frequently Interior Designers are brought in at the end of a projects construction, at least exterior…Read More

Design Home 2016 – The Move-In

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Design Home, In Progress, Projects, WPL Design
Design Home 2016 – The Move-In

The kitchen is almost completed, the AV equipment is going in, the decorative lighting is installed and the first of the furniture sponsors begins to move in at Design Home 2016. IKEA is first in line, moving in and assembling in place for the entire Kids Floor at Design Home 2016. Design Home is getting…Read More

The Console Table & Sofa Table

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Furniture, Interior Design, Tips
The Console Table & Sofa Table

What is the difference between a Console Table and a Sofa Table? The terms describe the same basic piece of furniture. A wide table that is shallow in depth, and roughly table or desk height. They can have legs, sides, or pedestals for support and can also have shelves or stretchers below the top surface…Read More

Design Home 2016 – VIDEO: The Master Bathroom

Design Home 2016 – VIDEO: The Master Bathroom

From studs to drywall to tile, we’re sharing the progress at Design home 2016’s grand Master Bathroom. There are seven bathrooms total in Design Home. Here’s a sneak peak at the construction and design of the Master Bathroom. You’ll see the work of all of the incredible partners and sponsors involved in this modern design project….Read More

Design Home 2016 – Material Selections

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Design Home, Woodwork
Design Home 2016 – Material Selections

As the Interior Design firm partner on the Design Home team we had to work closely with the developer and architect to oversee the design, building and selection of all materials and finishes at Design Home. We had a great responsibility to make a cohesive palette out of many parts and products from many sponsors….Read More

Design Home 2016 – VIDEO

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Design Home
Design Home 2016 – VIDEO

So we began the design process in the fall of 2015 when we were already breaking ground and laying foundations. Every week or every other week we would meet to discuss, design, review, postulate, recommend, design, critique, scrap designs and start over which eventually led to a better design because the process of collaboration yielded…Read More

Design Home 2016 – VIDEO: The Living Room

Design Home 2016 – VIDEO: The Living Room

From studs to drywall, progress at Design Home 2016 focusing on the twenty foot high Living Room with the twenty foot high fireplace. See this time lapsed video that shows the building process of this wonderfully dramatic fireplace as well as the modern living room design. This video will give a you a peak at…Read More