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. Breakfast nook.

Nooks & Crannies

A cozy breakfast nook at the far end of the kitchen features a custom banquette. Berman sheathed it in a punchy Duralee fabric that she had laminated for wipe-ability. Candid photographs of the children at the Art Museum hang above.