Monday, September 30, 2013

My Den: The Big Reveal

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This post has been a long time coming; but instead of expounding too much about it, I'll let the finished space speak for itself. Our den is finally "complete"--whatever that means. Elements in the room will definitely change over time but, for this moment in time, it feels very 'us'.

Take the full tour and be sure to share your thoughts! I'd really love to hear them.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Revealing My Den on Monday!

After months and months and months and months, I'm so happy to announce that I'll be revealing my completed (and very dark blue) den on Monday!

I've wanted to wait until everything was just right, and I think it's finally ready to share. I feel like this room is a really accurate reflection of my style--eclectic, antique, cozy.

Come back Monday morning to see the full reveal! Happy weekend, friends.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Appeal of a Brick Floor

Pinterest has a way of enabling any fleeting design obsession, am I right? For me, it's all about worn brick floors in utility spaces like laundry rooms, mudrooms and kitchens right now.

Do you like this look? I promise to convince you of the awesomeness of a brick floor application with the super chic examples I've gathered.

Monday, September 23, 2013

New Exhibit: "The Enduring Designs of Josef Frank"

Is there a better way to start a week than with classic, colorful Swedish design? Definitely not.

As I wrote about Friday, the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia opened its new exhibition "The Enduring Designs of Josef Frank" last night. The museum kindly invited me to experience the Frank retrospective and I knew I had to share the details with you all.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Links That Made My Week, 9.20.13 Edition

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Another week is coming to a close, but before we head into the weekend I want to express a little love for the links that inspired me this week in a new semi-regular series "Links That Made My Week." As the name suggests, I'll spotlight ideas and projects that are too good not to share. 

Without further ado, here are a few of my favorite posts this week, 9.20.13 edition. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Book Report: Martha Stewart's Decorating Details

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My posts this week are taking on a certain autumnal theme, aren't they? And because this is the perfect season to curl up on a cozy sofa with a blanket and book, I thought I'd recommend one.

As we turn our focus towards nesting once again, I've found the perfect book to help inspire all those projects we'll each be taking on when the weather turns chilly: Martha Stewart's Decorating Details. The best part? It was published 1998, so you can buy it for only a few dollars!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Gardening Goals This Autumn

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This is a banner day here on Meet Me in Philadelphia. For the first time I am delving into the topic of gardening, a topic that I've never known much about but always appreciated from the sidelines.

This is our first autumn as homeowners and--as any good gardener knows--this season is prime time for garden clean-up and the ideal time to prepare for beautiful results the following spring.

So, let's gab about the fall garden, shall we?

Monday, September 16, 2013

Indian Summer Paper Leaf Garland

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Fall is my most favorite season. Is it yours, too? Here in the Philadelphia suburbs, the weather has been clinging to the warm temperatures in these final few days of the summer before the official start of the new season next Sunday. With the summer saying its long goodbye, I felt inspired to capture the soft colors of these early autumn days.

Today, I'll show you how I made a paper leaf garland inspired by the indian summer!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Pillows are Here! (Plus a Discount Code!)

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Happy Monday, friends! I'm so pleased to announce that my first batch of pillow covers--made from a bevy of great fabrics like Marimekko, Lulu DK, Roberta Roller Rabbit, Thibaut and GP & J Baker--are now available through my etsy shop!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Finding Beauty in Utilitarian Materials

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Lately I'm finding myself drawn more and more to the creative minds out there who see beauty and potential in the most humble utilitarian materials. Weird, right? For example, concrete, rope, and kraft paper are just few affordable materials that are readily available and waiting to be turned into one-of-a-kind accents for any home.

As the autumn approaches, I'm gathering ideas for projects I can tackle with a quick trip to any hardware or craft store. Perhaps you're feeling the itch to get creative this September too, so here's a rundown of my favorite easy-to-find utility materials that are begging to be reimagined!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Vintage Fruit & Veggie Artwork

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This past summer--with its extended hot and humid weather--felt like the perfect time to pay some attention to our temperate finished basement. Today, I'll show you how I'm starting to make the space feel cozy, inviting and bright with the addition of vintage fruit and veggie artwork I've been hoarding for years!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Where Would You Put This Lamp? (A Giveaway!)

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Hello, friends! Happy September! With summer behind us, we could all probably use a fun giveaway to sweeten the return to routine that comes this time of year.

I get approached more and more these days with solicitations to promote products or brands on this blog, but I usually hold off because the fit isn't always right and I only want to feature items on Meet Me in Philadelphia that I'd have in my own home. But, when recently reached out to me, I accepted enthusiastically. I really dig and dream of outfitting my home with their chic offerings, so that's good enough to share with my readers!
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