Interior Tricks: Spruce Up Your Space
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Reinvent by Recovering
Upholster a club chair with one of these preppy patterns from the Ralph Lauren Home Adventure Club collection. Try the Out to Sea Map, Surfside Stripe or Tanager Gingham for a splash of seafaring flair. Kravet, Marketplace Design Center, 2400 Market St., Ste. 318
Update Your Walls
The new Whitby wallcovering by British company Mini Moderns is perfect for shore homes in need of a modern edge. A nautical print featuring tugboats and seagulls in choppy waves, it comes in shades like Washed Denim, Awning Red, Stone and Lido and is available through your interior designer or architect. Stark Carpet, Fabric, Wallcovering & Furniture, Marketplace Design Center, 2400 Market St., Ste. 203
Choose Functional Furniture
Create an in-home office with ease with USM Haller, a fabulously functional Swiss furniture line from USM Modular Furniture, now available in Philadelphia. Using bright and neutral sheet-metal materials in 14 colors, the brand creates modular desks, tables, shelving and storage treatments for any room in the home. We love that they’re customizable by shape, size and finish, and can be accessorized with flat-screen swinging arms for computer monitors or paper and cable organizers. Millésimé, 1001–13 N. Second St.
Add a Pergola to Your Patio
Transform an outdoor deck into an inviting living space using a trick from Elegant Interior Designs’ founder and designer, Pamela Kofsky: a pergola. The trellislike structure creates the look of a room without blocking breezes. “A pergola gives you something to attach things to, so try a fan with a light to add ambience,” says Kofsky. Tip: Seating with deep, comfortable cushions helps create a relaxed, cozy feel outside. 713 Lake Dr.
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