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Your ul­ti­mate Philadelphia home dé­cor guide.

Philadelphia’s real es­tate mar­ket is boom­ing--which means some­one is go­ing to have to out­fit all those new floor-to-ceil­ing, high-rise win­dows and fac­tory-style glass panes with miles of blinds and fab­ric. En­ter The Shade Store, home to fully in­ter­ac­tive dis­plays and ex­clu­sive de­sign part­ner­ships with the likes of Diane von Fursten­berg, Jeffrey Alan Marks, Sun­brella, and more. And just like any as­pect of in­te­rior de­sign, win­dow treat­ments also ex­pe­ri­ence trends. “Lay­er­ing is a style that we don’t see go­ing away,” notes Ian Gibbs, co­founder and cre­ative di­rec­tor. “To get the lay­ered look, we rec­om­mend pair­ing Ro­man shades with one of our most pop­u­lar styles in the Philadelphia re­gion, Rip­ple Fold Drap­ery.” 1725 Chest­nut St., 267-5077997; the­shade­


Owned by Lenny Bazemore and his wife, who are art lovers and col­lec­tors, the gallery fea­tures Manayunk’s first liv­ing wall in­stal­la­tion: a beau­ti­ful, sus­tain­able, ar­chi­tec­tural ex­hibit that lives in the mid­dle of the gallery, sur­rounded by col­or­ful paint­ings and art pieces by both lo­cal and es­tab­lished con­tem­po­rary artists. 4339 Main St., 215-482-1119; the­baze­more­


Philadelphia na­tive Bar­bara Spencer be­lieves a home’s shared spa­ces should be beau­ti­ful, func­tional, and re­flec­tive of the peo­ple who use them. Her dis­tinc­tive aes­thetic can be seen through­out The Res­i­dences at the Ritz-carlton, Philadelphia. IN­SIDER TIP: Need some quick de­sign in­spi­ra­tion? Spencer sug­gests sur­vey­ing the city’s many land­marks and neigh­bor­hoods for ideas. 26 Old Gulph Road, Glad­wyne, 610-574-9155; bjs­in­te­ri­orde­sign. com


For all of your mod­ern fur­ni­ture needs head to Boconcept, Chest­nut Street’s home show­room that of­fers lux­ury me­tal, glass, and up­hol­stered pieces. Their team of tal­ented de­sign­ers, in­clud­ing Hen­rik Ped­er­sen and Frans Schro­fer, can in­tro­duce to the Dan­ish brand’s fur­nish­ings and ac­ces­sories. 1719 Chest­nut St., 215-564-5656;


Bridgette Mayer brings 15 years of in­ter­na­tional ex­pe­ri­ence to bear at her long­time con­tem­po­rary art gallery, culling pieces from some of the world’s most tal­ented artists and Philadelphia-bred names. IN­SIDER TIP: Mayer works with ac­claimed lo­cal artist Neil An­der­son, who re­cently sold a se­lec­tion of paint­ings to the Bellevue. An­der­son’s lat­est works

are on view at the gallery this spring. 709 Wal­nut St., 215-4138893; brid­get­temay­er­


This fam­ily-owned com­pany car­ries over 500 col­ors of gran­ite, mar­ble, onyx, and quartz through­out their four lo­ca­tions in the tris­tate area in­clud­ing a Philadelphia show­room. 2000 Wash­ing­ton Ave., 215-732-7800; colo­nial­mar­


A fo­cus on cus­tom clos­ets has grown to in­clude pantries, garages, wall beds, and home of­fices. The Ex­ton fran­chise is one of 39 lo­ca­tions across North Amer­ica and Canada. IN­SIDER TIP: Unique to their craft, the com­pany uses a floor-based sys­tem which al­lows the closet to be more flex­i­ble, sta­ble, and ad­justable than a tra­di­tional hang­ing sys­tem. 928 Spring­dale Dr., Ex­ton, 610-644-4143; philadelphia. clos­ets­by­de­sign. com


Based in Philadelphia, the na­tion­ally renowned in­te­rior de­sign team of Don and Renee Free­man boasts an im­pres­sive list of high- end clients. They are hands on from in­te­rior ar­chi­tec­tural plan­ning to com­plete dec­o­ra­tion, al­ways em­pha­siz­ing qual­ity and de­tail. IN­SIDER TIP: Don and Renee sug­gest in­stalling a dim­mer switch in most rooms to cre­ate dif­fer­ent moods. 1520 Spruce St., 215- 772- 9406; free­man­in­te­ri­ors. com


With thou­sands of mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary pieces avail­able, Luxe Home’s 10,000- square- foot show­room is the per­fect place to start your de­sign process. Their hall­mark brands in­clude Ralph Lau­ren, Tu­uci, Bun­ga­low 5, and more. 1308 Chest­nut St., 215- 7322001; lux­e­home­philadel­phia. com


The con­stantly ro­tat­ing in­ven­tory at the 60,000- square- foot show­room has savvy shop­pers al­ways com­ing back for an­other visit. The cool loft space car­ries an ar­ray of unique items: crafts, an­tiques, gar­den ac­cents, and home dé­cor. 4700 Wis­sahickon Ave., 215- 849- 8030; ma­te­ri­al­cul­ture. com


Founded in 1989 by a duo with a mis­sion to make the world more com­fort­able, the na­tion­ally ac­claimed fur­nish­ings em­pire opened a Sig­na­ture Store in King of Prus­sia in late 2016. The ecofriendly pieces and com­plete room sets are dis­played through­out the 15,000- square- foot show­room, which sits in the mall’s new­est cor­ri­dor. King of Prus­sia Mall, 610- 321- 3600; mgb­whome. com


In mid- 2016, Natuzzi Italia chose Philadelphia to be their new­est out­post. Con­ve­niently lo­cated be­tween Queen Vil­lage and So­ci­ety Hill, the luxe fur­ni­ture brand blends de­sign, func­tion, and tex­tiles to cre­ate a har­mo­nious and mod­ern aes­thetic. They proudly

craft all of their pieces in Italy be­fore ship­ping to the United States. Chic so­fas, arm­chairs, beds, cof­fee ta­bles, and more can all be found at their bilevel South Street show­room. 321 South St., 215-515-3398; philadelphia.


Known for pat­terns and clas­s­ic­chic de­signs, in­ter­na­tional fur­ni­ture mecca Roche Bobois boasts for­ward-think­ing fur­nish­ings and luxe touches within a sweep­ing Old City show­room. IN­SIDER TIP: Fol­low­ing a string of col­lab­o­ra­tions with fash­ion de­sign­ers, the brand re­cently teamed with Chris­tian Lacroix for a cap­sule col­lec­tion. 311 Arch St., 215-922-2900;


Ani Se­mer­jian, award-win­ning in­te­rior de­signer, brings West Coast de­sign sen­si­bil­i­ties to Philadelphia. The full-ser­vice firm spe­cial­izes in elite res­i­den­tial projects with an eye for clean, con­tem­po­rary de­sign. IN­SIDER TIP: This spring, Se­mer­jian sug­gests think­ing out­side the box and adding bright, col­or­ful art­work or decor pieces in in­ter­est­ing shapes to your home. 237 W. Lan­caster Ave., Devon, 610-688-3188; se­mer­jian­in­te­ri­


With over 80 years in the busi­ness, it is no won­der Sub-zero and Wolf is such a force in the cook­ing world. In March, re­serve a spot at the Navy Yard show­room to ex­pe­ri­ence an ed­u­ca­tional demon­stra­tion fea­tur­ing their top culi­nary prod­ucts. Tour their dis­plays while en­joy­ing cock­tails and hors d’oeu­vres. The chef will pre­pare a three-course meal while the staff demon­strates the lat­est ap­pli­ances and gad­gets. 4050 S. 26th St., 866-9872122; sub­


You will want to move right into this Glen Mills oa­sis. Spend a day shop­ping their gar­den, out­door liv­ing, and home prod­ucts be­fore en­joy­ing a lunch or din­ner dish in the charm­ing Gar­den Cafe. IN­SIDER TIP: Ev­ery Thurs­day, the Gar­den Cafe of­fers a Farmer’s Mar­ket Menu fea­tur­ing sea­sonal dishes in­spired by the week’s Lan­caster Farm Fresh CSA share. 914 Bal­ti­more Pike, Glen Mills, 610-459-2400; shopter­


This mod­ern fur­ni­ture des­ti­na­tion, owned by Bob and Kathy Deniken, is filled with con­tem­po­rary pieces hand­picked by the own­ers from across the globe. From Shilling Leather to Thayer Cog­gin and Weiman, the col­lec­tions hail from more than 100 dif­fer­ent man­u­fac­tur­ers. 1604 Marl­ton Pike W., Cherry Hill, NJ, 856665-1911; uniquein­te­ri­


Be­fore hit­ting the newly ren­o­vated Cen­ter City show­room, Usona’s fur­ni­ture col­lec­tions are taste­fully crafted by Euro­pean man­u­fac­tur­ers. Check out their as­sort­ment of pieces per­fect for the bed­room, liv­ing room, and home of­fice. They even fea­ture prod­ucts for out­door spa­ces, wall­pa­pers, rugs, and stor­age units. 1633 Lo­cust St., 215-496-0440; uson­


Prin­ci­pal land­scape ar­chi­tect, Richard Lyon, is well known through­out Penn­syl­va­nia for his unique land­scape work. His part­ner, Laura Miller, has more than 25 years of ex­pe­ri­ence with ar­chi­tec­tural, land plan­ning, and en­vi­ron­men­tal de­sign. Their port­fo­lio in­cludes es­tates in Glad­wyn, Wilm­ing­ton, and Chadds Ford. 1598 Bal­ti­more Pike, Chadds Ford, 610- 4446161; wal­lace­land­scape. com

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