One of my favorite design bloggers is ‘Oh Joy’- a Philadelphia (with Thai parents!) transplant living in California. She just designed a party line for Target (my weakness) and everything in it is perfection. I love the bright colors and the gold accents. Perfect for a summer party- and most of it is plastic or disposable eating-wear in gorgeous patters and colors- so you don’t have to worry about a major clean-up or dropping something on the way from the kitchen or grill to table!
This is reason enough to find a house with outdoor entertaining space!
*Link to Oh Joy garden party post through her picture
**To buy from Target, link is below!
Getting ready to move for spring? This 2 bedroom 2 bathroom + den apartment on 22nd and Lombard in Fitler Square has the bedrooms located at opposite ends of the apartment, an eat in kitchen, and a LARGEEE rooftop deck! Currently listed at $2,695/month
There is also a great 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom apartment in Fitler Square with high end finishes & a jacuzzi tub on the same block as great restaurants & bars (including Honeys!) , a 10 minute walk to Rittenhouse square- listed at $1,850/month
How UNREAL is this bathroom? I love the huge shower with the tub enclosed in it. It is perfection: the subway tile, glittering mosaics, gorgeous listeo design around the perimter of the shower, and intricate window.
Believe it or not, this house is actually in King of Prussia! (& currently under contract).
I’m definitely saving this photo for future inspiration
One of my design dreams is to find an amazing vintage, colorful pull down world map and hang it RIGHT above a colorful living room couch! I think the couple who created this living room (click photo to see more) nailed it!
EBay has a TON of options for sale!
In keeping with Philadelphia apartment posts…. today I bring you a rental in Fairmount (20th & Spring Garden) on the 2nd floor of a brownstone.
2 bedrooms that are big enough for King beds AND couches, 2 full bathrooms (each of the bedrooms also has their own separate zoned heating!!), gorgeous new kitchen, molding, decorative fire place, washer/dryer, deck….. on and on! Listed at $2,300 total… so $1,150/person.
Click on the photo to see more pictures on the realtor.com listing.
Let me know if you want to check it out in person!
Looking for a gorgeous 1 bedroom rental come March 1st under $1,400? Clinton St is an adorable tree lined street between Pine and Locust and this apartment (on the 2nd floor of a converted mansion) is a 5 minute walk from all the awesome bars and restaurants on 13th St.
Working fire place, washer/dryer in unit AND California closets?!
Anthropologie’s store on Rittenhouse Square was originally the Fell-Van Rensselaer House. Sarah Drexel Fell (yes, of that Drexel Family) was widowed and then married Alexander Van Rensselaer. The house was completed in 1898. The original Tiffany dome and a ceiling with portraits of Italian Dodges, as well as fireplaces and some details remain. Click the photo to view 10 photos taken as demolition was beginning on the interior as its life as a family home ended. Watch out for the shot of the fireplace that seems to hang on the wall as you walk up to the 2nd level of the modern day store.
Right now I’m working with a couple who are looking to purchase in Center City Philadelphia- and the search started with an amazing home. A quick walk from Rittenhouse Square- this trinity home (a Philadelphia Registered Historic Home no less!) on 16th Waverly appears to have popped out of an architecture/home decor magazine. Check out the 2nd bedroom, which the current owner uses as a den- complete with exposed wooden beams, original hardwood floors- and a wood burning fire place you can’t see in the photo.
If you know anyone who is looking for a place with character in the heart of center city that is 100% move in ready- let me know!