Tag Archives: Philadelphia

Inspiration Snapshot: Traditional Kitchen Renovation {Philadelphia Style}

9 Apr

Philadelphia Cream Kitchen Renovation
Warmth abounds in this custom tailored kitchen renovation situated on Delancey Street in the heart of Philadelphia. Earthy and inviting soapstone countertops and creamy cabinets mix surprisingly well with the urban feel of the stainless steel apron front sink and appliances.

Like it? Get the look:
1 – Green Iron Soapstone Counter Tops
2 – Conestoga Cabinets in Hard Maple Finished with Brown Glaze
3 – Natural Walnut Island Top with 2″ Square Edge (by Conestoga)
4 – Cherry Wood Island Sealed with Blue/Gray Paint Stain (also by Conestoga)
5 – GE Monogram Duel Fuel Range and Stainless Steel Backsplash

Country Kitchen Renovation Philadelphia
6 – Vault Stainless Steel Smart Divide Sink with Apron Front by Kohler
7 – Manchester Bar Stools by Pottery Barn
8 – Hand Forged Erlenmeyer Pendant by Hubbardton Forge

Backsplash Custom Tile
9 – Hand Made Tile Customized with Reproductions of Etchings from 17th Century French Artist Jaques Callot
10 – Green Iron Soapstone Counter Tops


Save the Date! Philadelphia Home Show Starts Next Week

23 Jan

2013 Dates & Hours

Saturday, February 2 10:00 am 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 3 10:00 am 5:00 pm
Monday, February 4   4:00 pm 9:00 pm
Tuesday, February 5   4:00 pm 9:00 pm
Wednesday, February 6 11:00 am 9:00 pm
Thursday, February 7 11:00 am 9:00 pm
Friday, February 8 11:00 am 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 9 10:00 am 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 10 10:00 am 6:00 pm
New Show Hours – Open All Day
Wednesday, February 6 and Thursday, February 7


Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibition Hall A
12th & Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107

FREE parking at Sugar House Casino with a shuttle to the show. See details Ample parking is also available at nearby garages and transit is just a short walk away.

Before & After: Downingtown Kitchen Remodel Goes Modern

11 Jan

Kitchen Renovation Before and After Downingtown PaFounders Way in Downingtown, PA – The existing traditional (and outdated) kitchen didn’t suit the homeowner’s modern style. The range took up most of the island top and the stools around the island stuck out into the path from the kitchen to the family room.

The existing kitchen cabinetry, plumbing and appliances were removed to accommodate the new look. The gas range took the refrigerator’s old spot, leaving the island free for food prep. The stainless steel vent hood and stacked stone back-splash create a dramatic focal point in the new location. The uniquely shaped island ends in a concave arc and bar seating – getting the stools out of the way of foot traffic. The dark cabinetry, gray Caesar Stone counter-tops and a variety of glass mosaic tile give the kitchen an edgy look.

Before & After: Chestnut Hill Kitchen

16 Nov

Chestnut Hill Kitchen Interior Design

Chestnut Hill, PA – Our client bought a renovated home but wanted to freshen up the kitchen to make it her own. Our interior designer swooped in to help personalize the space. Stainless steel pendant lights above the island create a more modern vibe. Natural bamboo shades replaced patterned drapes above a storage bench and correspond to woven dining room chairs. Soft yellows and bright orange warm up the modern color palette so the room feels crisp and fresh, not heavy handed one way or another.

Save the Date: Philadelphia Home Show

7 Sep

The home show that is usually held at the Valley Forge Convention Center in the fall will be hosted at the PA Convention Center in Philadelphia this year. (The Valley Forge Convention Center will re-open as a casino in spring 2012.) Admission to this show is free so mark your calendar!

Show Hours:
Friday, September 23, 11:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday, September 24, 10:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday, September 25, 10:00am – 6:00pm

On Cloud 9 with Wharton

5 May

Construction Manager Main Line Philadelphia
The Cloud 9 team donned construction hats and posed with Gardner/Fox president Brook Gardner after presenting their recommendations on April 22.

Philadelphia, PA – As part of a Management 100 course, a team of ambitious young students from Wharton conducted an audit of our external communications. The “Cloud Nine” team surveyed clients, analyzed competitors and researched the construction industry to provide recommendations for sharpening our communications package. The suggestions will be integrated with our current marketing strategy over the next few weeks.

“These students are really sharp,” says Gardner/Fox president Brook Gardner. “I’m confident they will enjoy enormous success in their remaining years at school and in their future careers.

Members of the Cloud Nine team included Steve Chung, Garrett Marks, Federico Moncaleano, Jonathan Oppenheim, Hall Sun, Sowan Cha, Connie Hwang, Misung Son, and Helin Shiah.

The students will soon be young professionals with resumes . . . Remember these names!

Meet Us at the Old House Fair

19 Mar

Old House Fair 2010 Philadelphia PASaturday, April 3, 2010
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Germantown Friends School,
31 W. Coulter Street, Philadelphia

OLD HOUSE FANS! MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND SAVE THE DATE! This terrific one day event, designed to bring together owners and aspiring owners of older and historic homes with historic preservation specialists from throughout the Philadelphia area, is the place to be for fans and stewards of old houses.

Attendees of the 2010 Old House Fair will be able to take advantage of the opportunity to visit 70+ booths of vendors and preservation professionals representing, products, services and information pertaining to older and historic houses, along with a select group of state, local and regional non-profit preservation and design-related organizations.

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