Bringing the Outdoors In and the Indoors Out

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Design Trends, Outdoor Spaces, Room Design
Bringing the Outdoors In and the Indoors Out

Americans spend 90% of their time indoors. That is an astonishing amount of time. It is no wonder we are designing interiors that incorporate some exterior elements more and more these days. We are blending the outdoor environment inside, to make the indoor environment feel more like the outdoors. And visa-versa, we are bringing indoor elements…Read More

Kitchen Design Trends 2017

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 become popular has shortened. Trends pop-up, ignite and spread much faster. The Kitchen is the New Living Room Kitchens are no longer…Read More

Bathroom Design Trends 2017

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 design has surpassed residential bathroom design, so hotel bathroom design is influencing residential bathroom design. Larger, open plan bathrooms are the trend. These open…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 – 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 – 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 – 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

Adding Outdoor Appeal and Value $$

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Outdoor Spaces
Adding Outdoor Appeal and Value $$

Outdoor spaces can add seemingly extra square footage to your home and therefore add value to your home. Because they feel like another room of the home, and extend the useful square footage, we don’t necessarily discount their value because they are outdoors. Who wouldn’t love another space in the home to entertain, relax or…Read More

Architectural Detailing

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Interior Design, Room Design
Architectural Detailing

Are you tired of living in drywall boxes? Does your home lack any character beyond the paint and furnishings you put into it? Unfortunately, today’s construction methods often leave an interior dull and devoid of any detailing. One of the reasons older homes are so popular is due to their character and their details. But…Read More

Identifying Your Decorating Style

Identifying Your Decorating Style

Some people very clearly know what they like and do not like when it comes to decorating their home. While others do not have a clue where to begin or even know what they like. If you are one of the later, you may be encouraged knowing that you are in the majority. Most people…Read More

Trends in Rugs and Soft Floor Coverings

Trends in Rugs and Soft Floor Coverings

Area rugs, which are different than carpets, are still very popular. Carpets are a term that means wall-to-wall carpeting and this is installed over the finished floor or subfloor with tackles strips and with a proper padding for softness and durability. Rugs are also installed with pads, usually thinner pads, sometimes thicker, and are for…Read More

The Powder Room – A Folly in Your Home

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Bathroom, Interior Design, WPL Design
The Powder Room – A Folly in Your Home

The Powder Room is one of, if not THE smallest room in your home. Yet unlike other small rooms in your home, like the Laundry Room, the Powder Room is seen by most of your guests at some point. Therefore, we think what it lacks in size it should make up in drama. We think…Read More

What’s the Difference Between a Cocktail Table and a Coffee Table?

What’s the Difference Between a Cocktail Table and a Coffee Table?

You’ve heard us talking about how a sofa is not a couch and a couch is not a sofa. Please forgive our OCD, but we still stand by those rules. However, when it comes to cocktail tables and coffee tables we use those terms interchangeably. These days the terms are used to describe all low…Read More

Color Trends from High Point Market

Color Trends from High Point Market

Twice a year, spring and fall, we go to High Point, North Carolina to see what is going on in the furniture industry. 75,000 designers, furniture dealers, manufacturers and buyers all meet in North Carolina for the High Point Market. There are 12 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space with 2,000 manufacturers showing…Read More