Insta-Projects: #ChestnutHillJob

I share a lot more of my “In-Progress” projects on instagram than I do here on the blog.  It’s so easy to snap a photo or two when I’m on a job-site and give a little sneak peek.  I’d like to have all of my big jobs professionally shot, but most have lingering items that delay a fancy shoot.  One such project is #ChestnutHillJob.  If you can’t guess by the hashtag, this is a home in Philadelphia’s gorgeous Chestnut Hill neighborhood.  When I came into the picture there was a lovely, newly built house with virtually no furniture in the dining room, living room, family room or master bedroom.  Over the past 3(!!) years we have steadily and meticulously filled the rooms one by one.  Budget restraints and busy schedules have made this been a long project, but really I think its a blessing.  The home has evolved naturally and my client has taken her time collecting treasures that are sprinkled stylishly throughout the home.  We are mulling over one final decision- the dining room chandelier- and then I think I’m ready to reveal this home for real.

Until then, here are a few of my favorite instagrams from this project.  Note- I never style my pics, she really just keeps her home this lovely!  (With 4 kids too…)

snapshots of chestnut hill project by design manifest

Definitely a different look than the Gentleman’s Bachelor Pad, right?

I like to mix it up.  Neutrals can be fun too.

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  1. Jessica Collie

    I love the tufted ottoman. Can I ask where you purchased it?

  2. Beautiful work! I am in love with those pillows, it looks amazing. Great post!

  3. I was extremely pleased to uncover this website. I wanted to thanks for your time for this terrific read!! I definitely enjoying every single little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you blog post.

  4. #dreamclients

  5. Giirrrrrl this is amazing! But THREE YEARS?! Kind of making my head spin…

    • Naomi

      Haha. There were breaks in there and projects were split up and phased. I was surprised when I looked at my notes and saw it had been that long.

  6. Kat

    Okay, that’s it. I’m getting some pillows with contrasting piping. You sold me. Seriously love this house.

    • Naomi

      Thanks, Kat!!

  7. Emily C

    every shot is perfection! this is sooooo a house i could live in and feel comfortable and love everything i see everyday. beautiful Naomi! and your client has such great taste and to keep a house looking that good with 4 kiddos is remarkable!

  8. I absolutely love following Chestnut Hill Job on Instagram. I think it’s my favorite project to follow. Can’t wait to see it all together.

  9. That is the sign of a truly gifted designer – totally different styles from client to client as well as such long term relationships. You rock it girl!

  10. Definitely a different look but same unerring attention to detail. love. what a tease. waiting for more…

  11. Alex

    Absolutely beautiful. I love everything you do!

    • Naomi

      thanks, Donna. It is an antiqued gold finish.

  12. Ashley

    As if the Chestnut Hill location wasn’t enough of a dream (!!), your thoughtful decor choices take the whole thing over the top. The client must be absolutely in love with her home.

  13. Cathy

    Just lovely! Alway unique to you designs Naomi. I’ll bet you client is delighted and I am assuming that by now you two are close friends!

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