Newlywed Kensington Townhouse
A Newlywed Couple Comes Home
A lovely couple came to us as the construction of their new home was nearing completion. At the time, they were living in a one bedroom apartment so they needed help selecting furniture for every room in their new home except for the guest bedroom.
Their style is a cozy, non-fussy California aesthetic that was translated into their new Philadelphia home through a layering of patterned rugs, warm mid-toned woods, matte black metals and accents of ocean blue.
The main level of the 4-story townhouse has an open floor plan. At the top of the stair the first space you see is the dining area, which has minimal furniture with warm wood tones that are complimented by a high-contrast white dining table surface and black chairs and console. The living room section to the left frames a cozy seating area in front of an angled fireplace.
Custom window treatments finish off the space and provide visual privacy while still allowing natural light to filter through.
We wanted to do something a bit more daring in the powder room right off of the entry hall. It’s worth mentioning that during my first meeting with all my clients, I always ask if they have pets and they were so excited to talk about their dog. I need to admit he made every site visit that much sweeter! As I went through our material library, it was clear that this dog wallpaper was perfect.
The master bedroom is full of neutrals offset by a deep blue accent wall on the headboard wall. The couple upgraded from their now guest room bedroom set to a king-sized bed with simple walnut nightstands. The client invested in custom blackout roller shades and blackout drapery at the balcony which allows for a better night’s sleep. If custom blackout shades aren’t within your budget for a bedroom there are other options. The deep blue tones were also used as an accent color in the bedding and a truck at the end of the bed provides additional storage.
At times, one half of this newlywed couple is able to work from home. We balanced a more masculine desk and tufted sofa with a transitional, distressed-look rug to ground the entire space. The large windows in this space, make working from home feel far from isolating.