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Thanksgiving dinner may be the main attraction, but it isn’t the only thing that makes the holiday meal so special. Presentation is also key. And this year, which may be the first time … more
With the resurgence in popularity of authentic historic homes, buyers are realizing that original interior architectural features can be maintained while still designing an interior that says 2022. more
Mt. Airy resident Laura Cohn is celebrating the 25th year she’s been running her holiday pop-up store featuring handmade gifts from Bali with a long list of events, starting now and running … more
The question always arises as to exactly how much architectural history should be preserved when redoing an interior. more
The gardening experts of the Chestnut Hill Garden District Fund have a less exhausting leaf management routine to suggest, and if you do it our way, you’ll get mulch for your garden, better soil for your plants, habitat for wildlife, food for birds and you’ll put less of a burden on the city’s resources. more
When members of Wissahickon Garden Club’s conservation committee learned about Longwood Garden’s work to reintroduce the Pink Lady’s Slipper orchid locally, they teamed up. Springside Chestnut Hill students took to the woods adjacent to the McCausland Lower School and gave the seedlings a new home. more
B.Q. Basement Systems, which specializes in basement waterproofing, concrete leveling, crawl space, foundation repair and gutter installation, recently was ranked number two in the small-businesses category of The Philadelphia Inquirer’s 2021 Top Workplaces. more
It seems to be the natural course of things that once the pendulum goes to one extreme, it reverses its swing.  I am happy to report that the minimalist aesthetic that has dominated the field of design for more than 15 years appears to be in retreat.  more
Garden State Tile is relocating its Philadelphia showroom from Center City to Chestnut Hill, on the east side corner of Germantown and Moreland avenues, just up the street from Staples. more
In the fall, the Sunday edition of the New York Times publishes a magazine supplement that focuses on design.  As the topic is a broad one, articles can range from antique Italian jewelry to the gardens of France, to the architecture of  Mallorca. The stories are always fascinating and often quite thought provoking.  But it was an article in this fall’s edition that I found to be most intriguing. more
 Take a walking tour of the Tulpehocken Station Historic District on Sunday, Oct. 10, 1 p.m. The tour begins at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W Tulpehocken St. more
The Outdoor Gardeners awarded Laurel Awards to Patti Wilson and Paula MacRae for their support of the garden club, and Liz Snowdon won the District “Forget- Me-Not Award” for outstanding service since 2002 more
The tour is self-guided, so you can use the map to make notes of the addresses of homes you’d like to visit and talk with homeowners outside their homes. more
Remember the fad of about 20 years ago, called “Color Me Beautiful”?  more
Searching for and finding the home of your dreams is often just that: a dream. more
The owners of shared buildings often cite many conveniences in having a neighbor close -by. more
For the 18th consecutive year, Germantown Avenue is exploding with the color of flowering annuals planted by dozens of dedicated volunteers. more
I grew up in a “Rancher”.  In fact, my father built it himself, in 1959, and it remained our family home for the next 50 years.  more
There are a few design guidelines that can be applicable no matter what the scope of a project.  If you own a Federal home your furnishings need not be Federal antiques. more
Philadelphia in April is awash in green and pink, and yellow, and purple, and Chestnut Hill in May will be extraordinarily bedecked in floral blooms of all shapes, sizes and colors. more
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