Impeccable Renovation on Mount Vernon

Philadelphia homes for sale move in ready home radiating old world charm There are times when a renovation makes you do a double take. This is one of those homes. 1923 Mount Vernon Street is located on one of the most beautiful blocks in the Art Musuem. Row upon row of stately brick homes with marble stairs decked out in elaborate wrought iron railings for as far as the eye can see. As long as we're talking curb appeal I can't be the only one who notices...Continue Reading!

Painting Tip: Try Before You Buy

Philadelphia homes for sale doing a test run helps avoid costly mistakes I am in the depths of picking paint colors for one of our projects & I feel like I am drowning in choices.  Running through my head is the time I foolishly bought paint from a small swatch & jumped into painting a room.   I didn't even think about the rooms natural light, floor color or exactly what that shade on that teeny little swatch would look like on a large expanse...Continue Reading!

Timeless Finish Spotted in Philly: Marble

Philadelphia homes for sale We Love Touring New Construction in Philadelphia & Coming Across Marble Marble countertops are gaining popularity along with quartz, however, marble is also beautiful in bathrooms or when used in furnishings. Marble in Kitchens Marble is gorgeous in kitchens.  Why not use this gorgeous finish where everyone ends up hanging out? Carrara Center Island & Backsplash Mixed with a Caesarstone Perimeter Traditional Kitchen by Hinsdale Kitchen & Bath Remodelers Normandy Remodeling Polished Marble Wall Traditional Kitchen by San Diego Design-Build Firms Pacific Management LLC Gorgeous Backsplash & Great...Continue Reading!

Soon to Be Trending in Philadelphia Kitchens?

Philadelphia homes for sale Stainless Steel Has Reigned Supreme But Will White Appliances Be Taking Over? A few high end product lines have come out recently that are putting sleek white appliances at the forefront of kitchen design.  I think these appliances are right in tune with all the Quartz & Carrera counter tops that have been trending.  I love that they can go super modern or traditional depending on what kind of design elements are used.  I can't help but think of my white...Continue Reading!

Spotted All Over Philly: Quartz Countertops

Philadelphia homes for sale Quartz is One of the Newer Materials We Have Been Seeing in New Construction & Renovations Quartz is a relatively new material for counter tops.  It is a man made engineered stone with a composition of (generally) 90% ground quartz & 8-10% pigments & resins.  It is sold under brand names including Silestone, Caesarstone, Cambria, Zodiaq, Avanza & Technistone.  Angelo's Granite & Marble in South Philadelphia has a great selection. It is becoming extremely popular due to it's borderline indestructible nature &...Continue Reading!

Philadelphia Builder’s Best Kept Secret

Philadelphia homes for sale Angelo's Marble & Granite at 25th & Ellsworth in South Philadelphia I want to share this local company as a trusted source for materials because we have been doing business with them for years & we love working with them.  They have the BEST PRICES, amazing service & are knowledgeable about their inventory.  They welcome & encourage the collaborative process between proprietor & client. Many people want to upgrade their kitchen or buy a fixer upper.  We know that materials are one...Continue Reading!

Small Spaces are Perfect for a “Design Punch”

Philadelphia homes for sale Want To Go Bold in a Subtle Way? Contradiction?  Think again.  Do you have a powder room?  A mud room?  A laundry room?  A walk in closet you want to give the bespoke treatment to?  The ubiquitous "Philadelphia third bedroom" that is sized for hobbits not humans? Favorite Bold New Trend -- Wallpaper These are the perfect spaces to try something bold.  Why?  It is a small space so any hallucinogenic wall paper won't run on and on for ages but stop neatly...Continue Reading!

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