Capturing the best views your home has to offer

By Design | November 27th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Patricia Cove A room is composed of many things: floors made of wood, ceilings of plaster, walls of raised panels. Most people experience a space by visually absorbing what may be hung on those walls, the styles of the furnishings resting on those floors, or the lighting fixtures hung from the ceiling. There are […]

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By Design: How to achieve ‘The New Modern’

By Design | November 1st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Patricia Cove Modern. Traditional. Contemporary. Transitional. These are some of the words used to describe interior design over the past decades. We have seen a pendulum swing from historically accurate interiors to sleek, minimal spaces, and there are legions of style supporters on both ends. When one style is popular, the other falls out […]

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By Design: Kitchen design through the ages

By Design | October 18th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Patricia Cove It used to be that kitchens were near the bottom of the list when it came to the most important rooms in the home. They were so insignificant, in fact, that they were relegated to the basement, if they were inside the home at all. Stoves and ovens were large blocks of […]

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10 pitfalls to avoid when keeping historic homes in great shape

By Design | September 20th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Patricia Cove Chestnut Hill is blessed with many individuals who study, research and advocate for the preservation of historic buildings. Shirley Hanson and Nancy Hubby, two preservationists and founding members of the Chestnut Hill Historical Society, now the Chestnut Hill Conservancy, have written a wonderful book called “Preserving and Maintaining the Older Home.” When […]

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By Design: Embracing your historic home

By Design | August 9th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Patricia Cove Chestnut Hill has the honor of holding the title of National Historic District, one of only a handful within the city of Philadelphia. The honor is given by the United States Department of the Interior after a thorough inventory of a community’s significance in American history, archeology, engineering, culture and, most notably, […]

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