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Interior Design


A Room of One’s Own

Open-plan main floors have been so popular for so long with both builders and buyers that anything else is hard to find — at least, […]


8 Ways to Turn Your Tiny Back Patio Into a Gorgeous Oasis

Transform a sad slab of concrete into an inviting outdoor oasis with cheery accessories, space-conscious furniture and greenery galore. Take a cue from our inspiration […]


Room of the Week: An Eclectic 1840s Living Room in Northern Liberties

I’ll admit it: I’m a sucker for wood beams. They can be a gamble, though. If you’re not careful in how you use them, exposed […]


Two Promising Designers Take Top Honors in Philadelphia Furniture Competition

For Julia Michalski and Justin Seow, things are about to get really exciting. The two up-and-coming furniture designers just made Philadelphia Furniture Show history by tying […]


How to Transform the Look of Your Home in One Weekend

Designer and DIY maven Monica Mangin might live in Bucks County — “I live in the woods, and I love it,” she says — but […]


Just Try Not to Love the Insanely Cool Wallpaper in This Society Hill Home

I’ve always been a big fan of big-impact wallpaper. It’s such an easy, bold way to add a pop to a room. (“Easy,” of course, […]


Habitat: Bespoke Tailoring in Rittenhouse

Moody, masculine style often gets an unfair rap: man caves, blob-like leather recliners, walls dominated by hulking flat-screens. But a local entrepreneur’s Federal-style townhome just […]


Networking Comes to the Field of Design

One of the great blessings networked computing brings us is the ability to do our work from just about anywhere. Medical professional Chaney Widmer realized […]


“Man Made” and Mass Produced: How Stephen Burks Squares the Circle

According to Stephen Burks, design as we know it is a fundamentally Western concept. But that doesn’t mean that there’s no design outside the West. […]


“Home” Is Where You’ll Find DesignPhiladelphia This Year

This is the first year that founder Hilary Jay is not in charge of the DesignPhiladelphia festival, the annual celebration of design that is the […]


Scientists Discover a New Shade of Blue That Could Lower Your AC Bill

Back in 2009, a group of scientists at Oregon State University were testing new materials to be used in tech advancements. What they found instead […]


This Expansive Persian Rug Showroom Is Manayunk’s Best Kept Secret

Manayunk may not be the hippest neighborhood in Philly anymore (that honor belongs to Fishtown), but that doesn’t mean it’s not home to a few […]


Meet the Design Genius Behind Philly’s Coolest Shops and Restaurants

You might not know Kate Rohrer by name, but if you’ve ever been to Double Knot, Bud & Marilyn’s, Lapstone & Hammer or Union Transfer, you’ve seen […]


East Market: Hub of a New Design District?

An interior designer I recently had the pleasure to meet hails from Italy but has resided in the United States for well over a decade […]


How to Make Your Offices Friendly for Boomers and Millennials

This is a Biz Philly guest column. Recently, Matt Burns, CEO and president of Burns Engineering, embarked on a move to new headquarters at 20th […]