Philadelphia Home: The New Modern Family Home in Chestnut Hill

With the help of Philadelphia designer Mona Ross Berman, a young family takes a 1907 house from empty shell to utterly sophisticated (but kid-friendly!).

Photograph by Jeffrey Totaro for Philadelphia magazine. A Mona Ross Berman designed home in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania. Dining room.

Lavender Fields

The dining room is awash in Benjamin Moore’s Majestic Mauve, a pale lavender that Berman extended over the millwork—a more modern approach than traditional contrasting trim. A glam mix of metals includes vintage Milo Baughman chairs (reupholstered in a high-quality faux leather for durability), a vintage Gino Sarfatti chandelier from OLC in Philadelphia, and a mantel of copper curiosities.