House Tour: A Colonial Home Renovation

I absolutely love Colonial architecture, and I especially love it when it's given a sympathetic update that preserves features while bringing in modern elements. This stunning townhouse in Philadelphia certainly fits that bill. A stunning colonial home renovation in Philadelphia with beautiful modern twits. Gorgeous white bathroom, big fireplaces and stunning fixtures like the chandeliers.

The white walls and trim give a blank canvas where the room's features, such as this stunning fireplace and beautiful chandelier, can shine

A stunning colonial home renovation in Philadelphia with beautiful modern twist. Gorgeous white bathroom, big fireplaces and stunning fixtures like the chandeliers.

A simple chandelier echoes the relatively unadorned Colonial style of the past, while a walk in shower offers a welcome modern addition.

A stunning colonial home renovation in Philadelphia with beautiful modern twist. Gorgeous white bathroom, big fireplaces and stunning fixtures like the chandeliers.

The kitchen renovation also kept it simple and modern, yet with throwbacks to the past in the cabinet hardware and area rug.

A fantastic renovation. See the whole project here.

Decor: Bohemian Chic

Take a breeze through this house tour of a loft in New York City. The home deftly shows how you can embrace a bit of boho decor chic without having to drape lace and straggly plants everywhere. It's a high end look to be sure, but there are so many elements of style here that can easily be emulated. 54c1d3dd8e341_-_ed-lofty-aspirations-mishaan-02-xln-xln

Gorgeous NYC loft that mixes bohemian chic with modern style. Gorgeous NYC loft that mixes bohemian chic with modern style.

To see the stunning decor in the rest of the home, click here.

Decor: A Converted Cottage

A personal design fantasy of mine involves renovating an old cottage in England. White washed walls, a thatch roof...it's the stuff of romantic notions indeed. Until such time as I up-stakes and move across the pond, or find a comparable cottage in these parts, I'll have to make do with house tours like this one of a beautiful little 1840's cottage. bedroom

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So pretty - and the kitchen highlights that we don't necessarily need 150 square feet of prep space. Small is beautiful.

See the whole tour here.