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How One Designer Created a California Oasis Right in the Heart of South Philly

For Center City-based interior designer Ashli Mizell, transforming a four-story new build in South Philly into a California oasis came down to a few common […]

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4 Buzzy Philadelphia Style Arrivals to Be on Top of Right Now

New Online Boutique: The Vault by Volpe Beringer The Project Runway alum’s online store sells designer items customized for people with disabilities. Philly Mag: Tell […]

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How a Bryn Mawr Couple Created a Nursery That They (and Their Child!) Would Love

Designer Meredith Good jumped feet-first into renovating the Bryn Mawr home she shares with husband Rob — but one small room on the second floor […]

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How a Bucks County Landscape Architect Created a Sunroom in the Trees

David Fierabend, principal of Groundswell Design Group, the firm behind Spruce Street Harbor Park and Independence Beer Garden, brought his expertise as a landscape architect […]

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Bonus Room Makeovers: How 5 Philadelphians Transformed Spare Rooms Into Sanctuaries

Recently, we’ve had to become creative with how we use our homes — spare bedrooms turning into offices, kitchen annexes working as classrooms, a bathroom […]

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How a Main Line Family Created an Outdoor Oasis by Thinking Outside Their Home

If you’re tired of being inside all day, why not put an entirely new room outside? That’s what Leslie Hayes’s clients, a doctor couple with […]

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8 Tips From a Pro on Turning Your Garage Into Extra Living Space

Meet your garage, an oft-overlooked space that can realistically be transformed into an extra room. Here’s how to start. Declutter This is step number one. […]

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How the Pandemic Inspired an Empty Bedroom’s Transformation Into a Special Experience for Guests

At the start of the pandemic, big parties gave way to more intimate gatherings. Jenkintown residents Dennis St. Germain and his partner, Brian Balthazar, took […]

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How the Owner of a Gladwyne-Based Cake Company Created a Home Office for Her Start-Up

Former teacher Megan Genkin used quarantine to finally build the business of her dreams — a custom bakery called Sweet Yums Cakes. But to really […]

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This Chic Boutique Hotel Honors the Powerhouse Women’s Org That Once Occupied the Building

It really is a once-in-a-lifetime project,” says Kate Rohrer, owner and creative director of female- operated Rohe Creative. She’s referring to Washington Square West’s Guild […]

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This Bright and Airy Shore House Was Inspired by a Bahamian Hotel

Wayne-based residential interior designer Stephanie Kraus knows the success of a custom build comes down to the designer-client relationship. So when she was hired to […]

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Ready to Redecorate? Start With These Pretty Philly-Made Wallpapers

A year inside has us itching to redecorate — and we’re starting with these covetable wallpapers from Philly artisans. Wallpapers pictured above (starting from top): […]