Special Section: Philadelphia Home: New Traditions

The reign of the McMansion has ended. Enter the new traditional: How a sophisticated interior designer gave a seven-year-old house a sense of history and grandeur

Eminent Center City interior designer Barbara Eberlein is best known for her restorations of grand old Main Line manses (see: Ardrossan). Her more secret talent: giving brand-new spaces the luster and luxury of residences many times their age. Here, the designer reveals how she made a young Villanova family’s house feel elegant yet comfortable, historically traditional — and absolutely timeless.

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