Philadelphia Interior Designer Glenna Stone creates radiant, livable spaces with the core belief that great design is about walking into a space and feeling one thing: everything is as it should be. “I think of design as a magical process where something that didn’t exist suddenly does,” she says.
1. Built in the 1870s, the red-brick home features 11-foot ceilings and generous natural light in the living room, which we used to our advantage in the design of this room. Highlights in this historic home include beautiful millwork and a stunning marble fireplace in the living room. Our design concept preserved these classic details while adding freshness and a modern aesthetic that expresses our clients’ personalities and love of entertaining.
2. The couple’s much-loved baby grand piano has a place of pride in the living room, so we designed the rest of the space to balance its glossy black finish through texture and color. We kept it in its respective place of pride but drew it further into the room by reupholstering the piano bench in the same fabric as the new sofa, which gave the piece a cohesive feeling and a pop. Two cozy barrel back chairs complete the conversation area around an oval coffee table, while stools tucked underneath the shagreen console offer extra seating for guests. This room is ready for entertaining or intimate gatherings either adjacent to or around the beautiful, black baby grand piano that remains the centerpiece without overwhelming the space.
3. The oversized mirror above the fireplace reflects even more of the natural light, with modern artwork on either side for a bold contrast. To tie the traditional architecture into the modern design, we added gilded chandeliers in both the entry and living room that bridge the two styles.