December Issue

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Design Home, Interior Design, WPL Design
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 available for all to see for the month of December on your local newsstand. We are quite proud of the feature and…Read More

Design Home 2016: Tiles

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Design Home
Design Home 2016: Tiles

With five full baths, two powder rooms, two bars and two kitchens we knew there would be many places to showcase unique and interesting tile throughout Design Home 2016. The problem, we thought, was could we find enough unique and varied selections to fill all these spaces so that not every tile looked like every…Read More

Design Home 2016: Wine Room

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Design Home
Design Home 2016: Wine Room

What do you do with a double door closet near the kitchen when you don’t need a pantry due to the massive amount of cabinetry in the kitchen and your coats are left on the entry level? You create a Wine Room. A glass box enclosure, chilled and holding wine racks became a focal point…Read More

Design Home 2016: Outdoor Spaces

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Design Home, Outdoor Spaces, WPL Design
Design Home 2016: Outdoor Spaces

One of the most popular spaces at Design Home 2016 has been the roof deck on top of the home and on the 6th floor. With 360 degree views including the Delaware River, the Benjamin Franklin bridge, the city skyline, and sunset views, it is a very dramatic space. The egress to the deck is…Read More

Design Home 2016: Closets

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Closet, Design Home
Design Home 2016: Closets

We have worked with one closet company almost exclusively for the past 20-something years due to our incredible trust in Janet Stevenson of Closets & Cabinetry by Closet City Ltd. in Montgomeryville. Janet is a superb closet designer and she always finds the most efficient use of space to maximize storage, convenience and aesthetics. So…Read More

Design Home 2016: Paint & Paint Colors

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Colors, Design Home
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 changes in paint technology over those three and a half decades. Not only do color forecasts and trends change but today’s paint…Read More

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