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