The foyer dates back to 1836 and white certainly isn't a traditional choice by any means &mdash but it seems to work so well. There's even a two-tone diamond pattern painted on the pine plank floors. It's a subtle effect, but once you notice it's there it makes quite an impact. The white settee was actually reupholstered in white IKEA fabric and then painted white!
The dining room used to be called the "keeping room" and dates back to 1796. In the background, you can see that antique shutters were used as pantry doors in the kitchen. The countertops are marble and granite, with the island topped in stainless steel.
We really love the mix of bright white with dark, rich woods &mdash it's super rich and immediately attracts the eye. It's a successful combination of modern meets traditional. Especially successful when you can combine exaggerated drapes, a velvet seat and a modern CB2 coffee table.
Check out the article and full slideshow at: Philadelphia Magazine
(Images: Steve Giralt/Phildadelphia Magazine)