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. Living room.

Modern Living (Room)

In the living room, modern pieces—a Noguchi coffee table, Jens Risom for Knoll chairs, and a leather sofa from Design Within Reach—contrast with a patchwork Oriental rug from Maloumian in Mount Airy, while a Louis XIV chair upholstered in a purple chevron fabric adds pattern.