Gladwyne Residence

At MSD, a favorite challenge is to seamlessly blend the old with the new, whether be it through architecture, furniture, finishes – or all the above! Our work at this 8,500 square foot home in Gladwyne, PA did just that.

With the addition of architectural details, purposeful furniture and lighting and a brighter palette throughout we updated this more traditional home to better suit our clients’ taste. By resurfacing the living room fireplace and adding wood beams to accent the vaulted ceilings in the breakfast area, the entire look, feel and function of this space were transformed. In the kitchen, the existing cherry cabinets were dark and dated but with a fresh coat of paint (and new soapstone countertops), the space is now bright, open and inviting.

The addition of sisal rugs, botanically-patterned wall coverings and natural grass window shades lend an organic feel to the home. Furniture with more traditional lines is unexpectedly updated in contemporary fabrics and finished with toss pillows in pops of color. The result? A relaxed, eclectic yet sophisticated space that bridges old and new.