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A formal living room
pays homage to the home’s Tudor style with
lush, textured fabrics. Lisa Cope and Janice Clark of
Simply Divine Interiors in Kennett Square added the
French moldings on the ceiling and keystones on
the fireplace. Woven wallpaper with a
metallic sheen adds contemporary sparkle.
Stained glass panels
in the garden foyer depicting flowers,
butterflies and grapevines look as if they
were always in the house. In reality, they are the work
of Lore Evans of the Glass Gallery in Chadds Ford.
A guest bath
on the second floor, originally
a plain vanilla box, is enlivened with colorful patterns.
Diane Urich Schad of DM Interior Design Solutions in Landenberg was inspired by an exuberant circular print
fabric in watermelon pink, embellished with pink and gold tasseled fringe. The walls are hand-painted in horizontal
stripes in varying shades of gold and pink.
organizers removed a large awning
over the front door they revealed beautiful brick detailing set in a herringbone pattern.
An outdoor kitchen
and hip lounge area by Joseph Anthony
of Hockessin is just steps from the pool.
Don’t miss the large ceramic cat perched on
the peak above the door. (A second cat is on the roof to the right.)
lots of painted finishes.
Bryan Cohen of BFC
Painting Studio in
Greenville glazed the
walls in the foyer and
corridors in a silvery
In the media room,
Ida McCausland of Media, Pa., used
stencils to create a Moroccan-style lattice in metallic gold.
In the sunroom, Suzanne Valvano of West Chester
combines black wicker furniture with crisp, white cushions and
linen pillows in orange and aqua. A beaded chandelier adds a
modern pop—a cheerful counterpoint to a traditional white,
tongue-in-groove ceiling and stone walls.
of Kennett Square calls this
design “rustic chic,” because it mixes metalszebra wood, silk, leather and burlap.
In the kitchen,
Jane Keller of Keller Interiors of Baltimore unified the original wood cupboards and cabinetry installed in the 1980s with color—
a soft palette of creams and beiges.
owner of the Brick Garage in Kennett Square, uncovered a path of stepping stones leading to a potting shed. She installed cedar shake shingles on the roof and stationed large iron urns as sentries to a garden that highlights existing mature trees, boxwoods
and espaliered apple trees.
of Timeless Designs in Landenberg envisioned an
outdoor living room as an exotic getaway with such details as framed
panels of woven African grasses and a mid-century modern chrome bar cart.