Category Archives: PHILADELPHIA

Philly’s Mid-Century Modern Mecca

IT’S LIKE eBAY NEVER HAPPENED at the vast Mid-Century Furniture Warehouse in Philadelphia, where larger-than-life opera props jostle with well-made 1960s American case goods by such companies as Lane and Drexel, and new, retro-style upholstered furniture and dining sets made … Continue reading

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Quickie Renovation in Philadelphia

ONE OF THE BEST PIECES of self-help advice I ever read in a magazine¬†was: “Savor your accomplishments.” Ridiculous that I had to read it in a magazine, but I did, and I took it to heart. Here we are in … Continue reading

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Done! Philadelphia Attic Duplex Reno

IN CASE ANYONE HAS BEEN WONDERING, the Philadelphia renovation in a c.1810 row house that¬†commanded much of my attention and most of my resources last winter was finally finished in May. I’m very pleased with how it turned out. In … Continue reading

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Ongoing Philadelphia Renovation Still Ongoing

HAVE YOU EVER DREAMED of opening a door and finding an extra room you hadn’t known was there? I have (mainly during the years I lived in too-small New York City apartments), but last fall, I had it happen in … Continue reading

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George Washington Partied Here: A Visit to Philadelphia’s Powel House

Tour of Philadelphia’s Powel House Brings Our First President and Colonial Power Elite to Vivid Life Continue reading

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