Hot List: Home & Design
Palatial mansions along The Main Line and sky-high condos in Center City represent some of the area's most coveted addresses. But just as noteworthy are the furniture shops and design services available to transform these houses into homes.
Adorn every room of your house at one of these classic décor mainstays.
For the largest selection of Stickley rugs in the region, step into Sheffield Furniture & Interiors (211 E. King St., Malvern), and be sure to take advantage of the personalized design services to help steer you around the galleries. The breathtaking showroom at Baker Knapp & Tubbs (Marketplace Design Center, 2400 Market St., Ste. 112) stocks signature pieces from revered designers such as Tony Duquette, as well as an expanded, customizable upholstery department. Grossman Furniture (206 Arch St.) carries a wide array of solid bars and bar stools, oversize dining tables and functional desks right in Old City. For an instant style upgrade, we immediately turn to Kravet (Marketplace Design Center, 2400 Market St., Ste. 318) for all our upholstering and window treatment needs; the Kravet Couture collection includes a range of fabrics such as lace, corduroy, chenille and silk.
Discover just the right accents and details to complement every aspect of your space.
Sometimes the smallest detail can transform an entire room—we shop Lux Hardware (450 S. Henderson Road, King of Prussia) for its selection of accents including pretty drawer pulls and decorative hooks. For stand-alone sinks and claw-foot tubs, we call on Lavish Bath & Kitchen Showroom (51–59 Greenfield Ave., Ardmore) for its mix of contemporary and traditional fixtures from brands like Kohler, Delta, Franke and Moen. If you’re struggling with drab drapes, Allure Window Treatments (1714 Washington Ave.) is sure to have the perfect shades, and the store’s designers will conceptualize the look from start to finish. Give a foyer an old-world feel by accenting a wall with molding services from Home Trimwork (465 Pike Road, Ste. 116, Huntingdon Valley). Collectors will love Closets by Design (928 Springdale Dr., Exton) for its storage solutions; whether you have 92 pairs of shoes or a vintage wine collection, the company will create an organization system that suits your needs.
Pool Party Pick
The hottest place to stay cool this summer.
Stake out a cabana at the Parc Rittenhouse’s (225 S. 18th St.) Pool Club, a seventh-floor rooftop pool flanked by waterfalls, an elevator’s ride away from your home. Order lunch from Parc restaurant without vacating your chaise lounge, or let your cares melt away in one of two generously sized hot tubs.
Gardening, Gadgets and Beyond
Host 205 Arch St.
Philadelphia 4131 Main St.
Millésimé 1001–13 N. Second St.
Roche Bobois 313 Arch St.
Usona 113 S. 16th St.
Artesano Iron Works 354 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne
Brunschwig & Fils Marketplace Design Center, 2400 Market St., Ste. 201
Deconstructed Living 201 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, 610-975-8908 Dwelling 4050 Main St.
LUXE KITCHENS AND BATHS
Cava International 2001 Washington Ave.
Delaware Valley Plumbing Supply 476 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ
Ferguson 302 Hansen Access Road, King of Prussia
The Fretz Corporation 2001 Woodhaven Rd.
Joanne Hudson Basics Marketplace Design Center, 2400 Market St.; Ste. 302
Poggenpohl 230 N. Second St.