Not long ago I went up to Philly to check on a client I have been working on for about a year ! Decided to bring Kate for the weekend for a little big city, girl time. Not only is she fun to travel with, she can hold the tape measure. We played around doing the Philly thing. This is such a fun city, dare I say a mini-NYC. We had a great time shopping and eating our way through town. I love the Rittenhouse Square part of town. My go-to hotels the Kimpton Palomar or The Warwick. Both close to shopping, a great spa and fabulous restaurants.
We hit Reading Market for an Apple Fritter Donut at Beiler's. Had dinner one night at Parc and another at Zama for some pretty perfect Sushi. Best coffee and breakfast the Bluestone Lane in the Warwick lobby. Such a fun time. She's a gas.
This client loves, and let me say that again, loves crazy pattern and color. She also loves vintage. It has been a fun project to play with in that she really isn't afraid of layering it on.
We are working on every inch, from the front door back and up the 3 flights of stairs in this Philly walk up. I cannot wait to install it. Take a look at the crazy fun boards. The front entrance brings you straight into this dining space. Being somewhat narrow I chose to do a banquet along the inside wall and off set the chandelier and chairs - this gives them room to come in. Vibrant chairs and wall paper on the ceiling all mixed with a vintage inspired chandelier and antique over dye rug.
The floral curtains pull it all together color wise and mood wise.
We have a custom art piece by Lori Love, here in Charlotte, a request from her to him - cannot wait for that surprise.
So a big mix of pattern and color, all layered against white walls.
Past the kitchen and stairwell, the back family room, filled with more colors, but pattern that all work together. Have a Windy O'Connor piece in there, in pillows and another custom art piece, as well as a dreamy bottle green velvet sofa and fabulous split coffee table.
Up the stairs the master bedroom is a little more soothing with it's grey palette but with a big punch of fuchsia in the dressing area and office.