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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 art­work 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; bjs­in­te­ri­orde­


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 you 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


Part of the fam­ily-owned Colo­nial Elec­tric Sup­ply com­pany, Bright Light De­sign Cen­ter will open two state-of-the-art show­rooms in 2017. For Cen­ter City dwellers, a lo­ca­tion in the new Mar­ket Place is an ideal spot for home au­to­ma­tion and LED tech­nolo­gies. For sub­ur­ban­ites and Main Lin­ers, the new King of Prus­sia show­room is proof that to­day’s light­ing op­tions are utterly end­less. In ad­di­tion to tech­no­log­i­cal op­por­tu­ni­ties, the cen­ter is stocked with light­ing fix­tures that look more like art. Mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions; bright­light­de­sign­cen­


Carré D’artistes be­gan in France in 2002, and to­day there are 30 gal­leries in 11 coun­tries world­wide. The Philadel­phia ad­dress, nes­tled on 13th Street’s busiest strip, houses high-end, orig­i­nal art­work in a va­ri­ety of gen­res, styles, and trends. Help­ing peo­ple build their art col­lec­tions is their pas­sion, and they co­or­di­nate closely with the artists them­selves to share their work with the world. 104 S. 13th St., 215-7352800; carredartis­te­


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


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; free­man­in­te­ri­


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; lux­e­home­philadel­


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; ma­te­ri­al­cul­


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 eco- friendly 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; mgb­


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


Ch­est­nut Street’s Shade Store is home to fully in­ter­ac­tive dis­plays and ex­clu­sive de­sign part­ner­ships with the likes of Diane von Fursten­berg, Jef­frey Alan Marks, Sun­brella, and more. This sea­son, lay­er­ing is a pop­u­lar trend that can be found on many floor-to­ceil­ing and high-rise win­dows. Co­founder and Cre­ative Di­rec­tor Ian Gibbs sug­gests pair­ing Ro­man shades with rip­ple-fold drap­ery, which is one of the most pop­u­lar styles out of the Philadel­phia show­room. 1725 Ch­est­nut St., 267-507-7997; the­shade­


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 as the staff demon­strates the lat­est ap­pli­ances and gad­gets. 4050 S. 26th St., 866- 987- 2122; subzero- wolf. com


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 and en­vi­ron­men­tal de­sign. Their port­fo­lio in­cludes es­tates in Glad­wyne, Wilm­ing­ton, and Chadds Ford. 1598 Bal­ti­more Pike, Chadds Ford, 610-4446161; wal­lace­land­

Usona’s new­est space fea­tures sleek pieces like this bur­gundy sofa and mod­ern me­dia unit.

In­side King of Prus­sia’s new Mitchell Gold + Bob Wil­liams show­room.

A mod­ern kitchen shines cour­tesy of Free­man In­te­ri­ors.

A Sub-zero and Wolf kitchen.

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