Our client's recently moved into a South Philadelphia row home built in 1865 with lots of original architectural details and charm. The kitchen had been updated by the previous owners but did not reflect the feel of the rest of the house or my clients personal style. We worked with them to choose finishes that were traditional with a modern twist and exchanged the the dark wood and beige tones for more clean crisp colors. Small changes like centering the stove, putting in a larger window above the sink and adding open shelving gives the kitchen a light and open feeling.
Morris Street Kitchen
The homeowners came to us wanting help updating their kitchen and making it more functional. My first impression of the kitchen was how underutilized the space was, it had very little counter area or cabinets yet it was a good sized room. Space planning this kitchen was tons of fun, we closed up the side door and added a sliding glass door leading to the back yard to open up the space and let in more light. Moving the basement door into the living room made room for more counter top and a pantry. We jokingly separated the space into the business side and party side. The business side incorporated the stove, sink and fridge, tall wall cabinets for all of the table top items, a pantry for dry goods and to house the microwave out of site. The party side with a large counter perfect for a pop-up cocktail bar and the generous bench seating offers a place to hang out and chat.
Delancey Nursery Bath
Initially when we starting working with our client we were converting a hall bath into an en suite for a guest room. Plans quickly changed when she found out she was expecting her second baby. With a few tweaks we transformed it into this sweet little nursery bath.
The original bath was dark and all the finishes did not reflect the style of the house or the family. We started by relocating the entrance to the bedroom making it a true en suite. Removing a wall next to the sink, giving space for a larger vanity more usable vanity. By keeping original element like the window, door and hardware, then mixing them with newer vintage looking pieces we created a fresh look that feels at home in this 1900's home.
Lippincott Building Masterbath
Our installation work in this master bath features floor to celiing large format marble tile. The floor is a marble mosaic built with a curbless detail in the shower area. The shower also features custom niche shelves and shower seat.
Washinton Square Guest Bath
Our installation work in this guest bathroom features floor to ceiling limestone tile with coordinating niche shelves and shower seat. The curbless shower floor detail allows the mosaic floor of the bathroom to flow seamlessly into the shower area.
This kitchen backsplash project features handmade tile with a custom mosaic inlay. The mosaic bird motif includes a latin quotation "silva vocat" which translates "the forest calls".
Society Hill Fireplace
The beautiful handmade tile on this fireplace project created a sophistcated focal point for the living room.
NewBold Philadelphia backsplash
This kitchen backsplash features a glass tile mosaic. The backsplash fits in well with the mid-century modern inspired kitchen.
Graduate Hospital Fireplace
AFTER: We started with a locally sourced hand-made star cross pattern in White and Persian blue. These colors are warm but yet still had a modern edge to them.
AFTER: Great shot including the custom wood mantel and shelves made by brunodesignbuild.com.
AFTER: The detail below the fire box is a custom fabricated pieces of Pennsylvania slate.
Before: Our clients original fireplace surround was pretty unexciting. After we talked and looked at tiles we quickly realized we wanted this fireplace to have a hand made feel to balance the modern design of the house.