Congratulations to Mona Ross Berman- TradHome’s Top Ten Designer

Did you catch Traditional Home’s BIG announcement at Design Bloggers Conference?  They revealed their 10 “New Traditionals,” and one was Philadelphia’s own, Mona Ross Berman.  The rules stipulated that each designer be submitted by a blogger.  Guess who entered the talented Ms Berman?  Yours Truly!  Designers and Bloggers will be featured in the spring issue of TradHome.  

I’m delighted and excited to be writing the article on her fabulous project.  She is so nice and has become somewhat of a mentor to me.  I’m thrilled for her to have this recognition.   As for me, I still can’t believe I’m included in this amazing group! See all of the designers and bloggers here– it’s really impressive.

While I can’t reveal the stunning home that will be featured in TradHome, I do have an exclusive peek at the dining room she designed earlier this past Fall for Chestnut Hill Showhouse.  I saw this room in person and fell in love with all of the details.

The room is a great representation of her aesthetic; a modern take on traditional that is fresh, colorful, and layered.  I was first struck by the wall treatment- a curved wainscot on the lower portion and a fanciful Brunschwig & Fils floral paper above.   The mix of patterns and colors were spot on too.

How cute is this built-in china hutch?  I also loved the bonus dining chairs covered in the Aga print by China Seas. 

The window treatments were another favorite detail of mine.  They were very clean and simple: with with orange piping along the cornice and down the curtains sides.  The orange pop was really delightful.  I believe the Moroccan-shaped stools were custom and were covered in another fun geometric print.

Being a gold-lover, the antique mirror over the sideboard was one of my favorite pieces.  

I also love the concept of mixing a modern Danish dining set with more traditional wallpaper.  Eclectic done right, folks.

I just love the juxtaposition of the modern chandelier against the traditional fireplace mantel!  


So, this Thursday is the shoot for Traditional Home and I get to be a part of it!  I’m so excited to see the stylist and photographer at work at a real magazine shoot.  Coolness.  If only I had scheduled a hair cut ahead of time.  My bangs are really tragic right now.

Stay tuned for the spring issue of TradHome.  It’s sure to be amazing!

Interior Design by Mona Ross Berman
Photography by Courtney Apple

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  3. Corley

    Gorgeous – any idea what type of plant that is?? I’ve been searching to no avail!

  4. That room definitely has the perfect mix of traditional and modern….she is incredibly talented!!!

  5. I am just finding your blog and LOVE it!! Drooling over that built in china cabinet!

  6. Meg

    That’s awesome! I did an article with her earlier this year. She’s a pleasure to work with and I love her style!

  7. Great designs and crafting in the wall.This type of designs look so innovative and creative.It gives traditional look.


  8. This space is so fun. She’s a good mixer.

    Congrats to her and congrats to you too, my dear!

  9. That is so awesome, Naomi! Congrats on everything. Mona’s designs are drool-worthy (as are yours), and I’m sure you’ll write a wonderful article. How fun to be on a photo shoot. I think you should do a short insider video (although I doubt they’ll let you) to capture the moment. Yay! So excited for you!!

  10. Gorgeous and no surprise you are taking part in this. I truly love your style Naomi! Every image you put on pinterest I love and your home is stunning too. xx Danielle

  11. Holly

    Hi Naomi! I found you recently through your house feature on Design Sponge. I love finding other local bloggers. I also had the opportunity to tour the Chestnut Hill design show house and I loved Mona Ross Berman’s dining room – I thought it was beautiful and so well executed. And congrats on your Traditional Home feature along with Mona! Can’t wait to see it live and read about the shoot – I love reading about shoots and the time/styling involved as well – so interesting. Thanks for sharing and have a good one!

  12. nkp

    Gosh, where do I begin! I’m so thrilled for you, Naomi! Congratulations to you and Mona. I remember that beautiful room from the first time you posted it. The wallpaper is such a wonderful choice. It just exudes spring, doesn’t it! So fresh and pretty! I also just noticed the fabulous nautilus shell on the sideboard. We just sold the very same one from our MINTY goods. It’s such an amazing piece.

    I can’t wait to pick up that TradHome issue. I always knew I would be saying, I knew her when…


  13. Well, that’s quite the awesome news!! congrats! your good taste will get you everywhere 🙂

    LOVING these spaces! have to check out more of her work…

  14. Ashley

    Yay for Mona and yay for Naomi! Can’t wait to see the TH feature!

  15. Erin

    Super duper exciting! And I am in love sweet love with that wallpaper.

  16. Can’t WAIT for it to come out!!! And LOVE, LOVE this room- that wallpaper and the window treatments are heaven…as is the campaign sideboard and the rest of it- gorgeous!

  17. Ahh so exciting!!! So excited for you and cannot wait to see it come out! And wow I love this room.

  18. MFAMB

    LOVE this.

  19. Wow! That is so exciting! Congrats to you and Mona. I recently discovered your fabulous blog, and I’m so glad I did…. just in time to follow along on this amazing journey.

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