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March 7, 2017

Every vintage dealer has heard this lament regularly from shoppers who haven’t quite been bitten by the collecting bug but are drawn to an occasional treasure-hunting road trip on a Saturday afternoon.  You are often drawn to a color, a shape, or a theme - often one th...

February 17, 2017

Ugh! Those holidays and special occasions! Did you spend your time shopping for Valentine's Day trying to figure out what to give someone who "has everything and wants nothing"? It is temping to go the route of the consumables - candy, chocolate, flowers, a romantic ca...

February 25, 2015

 

I was driving my son to school recently and drove past some beautiful old doors for three consecutive days making excuses for not stopping to pick them up – while there were valid reasons, the real reason was that it was on a road often traveled by many friends and fo...

January 28, 2015

Make HGTV Work For You Not Against You

 

As I have driven around the suburban Philadelphia region that I have called home for the last 17 years, 1 taken note of a few troubling trends recently.  The first is the amount of new construction – town homes, condos, carria...

October 27, 2014

So this happened in my workshop recently.  I’m not writing about it because I think it is the next great thing in furniture design.  Let’s be realistic, its not an Eames chair or a Milo Baughman sofa or anything.  It started its life as a wish list item for the client...

September 30, 2014

The Upcycle Challenge was sponsored by Habitat for Humanity in Montgomery County.  Borrowing from competition shows such as HGTV’s The White Room Challenge, they chose 5 design teams to create a show house from a recently constructed blank slate in Hatfield, PA.  An op...

August 8, 2014

 

Hey,  fellow design lovers! Check out the video inroduction to Home by Kristen. The video was made and voiced by Kaitlyn Albone and the photos are from my work thus far! More amazing posts to come, stay tuned!