The Original “Starchitect”

The Original “Starchitect”

The word “pilgrimage” is apt when talking about my recent visit to two Frank Lloyd Wright houses in western Pennsylvania — Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob. Two quite different homes, a few miles apart, reflecting very different points in the career of America’s...
Staging Our Home for Sale

Staging Our Home for Sale

Moving to Philadelphia After 18 years in our New Jersey house, my husband and have moved to Philadelphia. We felt ready for a return to city life, and our love for Philly and close family ties there made it the perfect choice. (As with millions of others, the pandemic...
A Young Artist in his Mid-Century Modern House

A Young Artist in his Mid-Century Modern House

Vaughn in his screened in porch. Last June I received a call from a young man in his twenties. He told me he had just bought a mid-century modern house in Maplewood, NJ, and wanted my help to update it for him, his wife and kids. He told me his name, and that he was...
Split-Level House Renovations

Split-Level House Renovations

The Other Mid-Century Style photo: creativecommons.org I sometimes refer to split levels and ranches as “The Other Mid Century style”. They may not quite call to mind the classic mid century modern houses that have become so desirable, but with a little imagination,...
Favorite Things

Favorite Things

5 of my favorite everyday household items The other night while chopping vegetables on a new cutting board, I realized how perfect this small item was. Design so good on an object so simple is not as common as we might think. It made me ponder what other items I use...
YOUR HOME IN LOCKDOWN

YOUR HOME IN LOCKDOWN

How is yours performing? Working at home, schooling at home, exercising at home, cooking at home, Zoom cocktails at home, Netflix at home. Because of the pandemic, home is our entire world. But once this crisis has passed, how will our ideas of “home” change? Are...