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chestnut hills residence

classically composed This designated historic home in the coveted Ambler Heights neighborhood held a story of a grand past. Together with the homeowners, Dawn sought to fill its stately space with a transitional approach, yet classic enough to pay homage to its roots.

 
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The estate boasted vaulted ceilings and expansive floors yearning for the perfect furnishings to make it feel like home. Dawn drew inspiration from opulent accents—original marble checkerboard flooring and light-green tinted columns. Dawn opted for a desaturated palette and soft texture to complement the historic materials.

 
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Monochromatic walls and molding create continuity in the space. Custom window treatments and bench for added seating and warmth. A grand piano complements the rare violet marble of the fireplace.

 
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Off the living room, a dark retreat. Warm wood, and built-in shelves adorned with books and found treasures define the den. Once gilded, the ceiling was washed white for an elegant finish. The space was furnished with a midcentury modern Knoll sectional—quickly becoming common place for a cozy family commonplace.

 
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designer dawn cook