Design, Decor & Entertaining Category

Philly Home Show Final Weekend Feb 19-21!

Philadelphia homes for sale Last weekend for the Philly Home Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center! There will be 300 exhibitors at the show and 5 special features: Chic Sheds - There will be 3 unique sheds on display in addition to outdoor living areas.  Each shed will have a different theme.  So far, two of the themes are "Ski Shack" and "Serenity Room" while the 3rd theme has not been disclosed.  Beer and wine tasting will take place each evening by the displays. Fourth Annual Habitat...Continue Reading!

Open Floor Plan: 3 Reasons to Keep the Wall

Philadelphia homes for sale Rustic Kitchen by Traverse City Kitchen & Bath Designers B.C.D. Interiors If you’ve been browsing for a new home, thinking of remodeling the one you have or a fan of home improvement shows, then you've heard of the open floor plan.  For many, an open floor plan design for your home is a no brainer and a must-have when shopping for a new one.  People rave about the positives; you can watch your kids play while making dinner, your home will...Continue Reading!

Office Evolution: Bringing Your Work Home In Style

Philadelphia homes for sale The workplace is changing.  Even the largest companies are changing their office layout to make employees more comfortable and engaged.  Pixar, Google and TOMS are just three examples of companies breaking out of the traditional office mold to provide a better quality of work life and therefore, better quality work.  From game rooms to sleep zones to slides instead of stairs – fluorescent lighting and cubicles are being phased out. Not all businesses can afford the playful atmosphere that Pixar employees are lucky...Continue Reading!

Taking on Tile: How to Choose

Philadelphia homes for sale Redesigning your kitchen?  Taking on a DIY project in your bathroom?  Looking for a new home?  If you answered yes and you are looking to incorporate new tile, being familiar with all the patterns and tile options is a must!  Layout, material and color are all essential characteristics that can change the look and feel of the room.   One of our favorite websites, Houzz, has a great article on Tile Layout.  Click below for a breakdown of some of the more...Continue Reading!

New Year, New Trends: Design in 2016

Philadelphia homes for sale A new year means new trends in real estate and we’re definitely paying attention. Overall, trends in 2016 are determined to break all the traditional rules of interior design.  Mixing genres, using unconventional pieces & artistic accents are dominating the scene. There is an overwhelming sense of individuality this year.  So mix and match, get creative and make your home yours by putting your own sense of style into every room.  Below are some popular colors, materials, furniture and lighting predicted to take over...Continue Reading!

Bright Lights in the City

Philadelphia homes for sale 5 philly neighborhoods to visit this christmas Last week we told you about some of the festive activities taking place this holiday season in Philadelphia.  We love being active and seeing all the city has to offer during the holidays - but if you’re looking for a more low key way to get into the holiday spirit, we recommend exploring some of these famous neighborhood light displays.  Get some hot chocolate to go and take a stroll with family to see...Continue Reading!

Festive Fun: Holiday Activities in Philadelphia

Philadelphia homes for sale It's the most wonderful time of the year and Philadelphia is ready to celebrate the holidays.  There is so much to do in Philly between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve, it's going to be hard to decide what to do first!  With tons of events and activities all over the city we picked a few of the most famous attractions the city has to offer this year.  From the classic Macy's Christmas Light Show to the new ice rink at Dilworth...Continue Reading!

Holiday Hazards: Guidelines for Safe Decorating

Philadelphia homes for sale The countdown for Christmas is officially on!  One of the most exciting times of the year - ice skating & hot chocolate, spending time with family and of course, Christmas trees and beautiful lights.  Decorating your home for the holidays is fun for the whole family.  Whether you are going simple or extravagant with lighting & decorations this year, please remember to keep you and your family safe by following the basic guidelines below. Christmas Trees: Always select a fresh tree as dry trees...Continue Reading!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Philadelphia homes for sale philadelphia thanksgiving day parade Today is one of our favorite holidays of the year and we can’t wait to celebrate with great food and company tonight.  If you’re up early today, head to Center City to check out the 6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Whether seeing in person or watching on TV, the Thanksgiving Day Parade is quite a sight for both children and adults.  With tons of elaborate floats, marching bands and celebrity appearances, it’s fun for the whole...Continue Reading!

Open House: Enter If You Dare

Philadelphia homes for sale With Halloween just over a week away, now is the time to get your scare on.  There are tons of haunted houses, hayrides and scary attractions in Pennsylvania, many just outside of Philadelphia!  Below are a few of the scariest haunted houses in the area... guaranteed to give you nightmares. The Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride When: Sunday-Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm, Thursday-Saturday 6:30-10:30pm through November 1st Where: 1835 Middletown Road (Rt 352), Glen Mills PA 19342 Cost: $15+ based on attraction More info: Pennhurst Asylum When: Friday &...Continue Reading!