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Fall Maintenance Checklist

If it wasn't obvious from the pumpkins everywhere.... its Fall! Its one of the most exciting seasons here on the East Coast but its also the entry to one of the toughest seasons on our homes. So take a minute to read-up on what you should do to protect your greatest investment!  Photo by allison christine on Unsplash
Its all about the drainage as we move into the wet seasons so working to keep water at bay is paramount. 
- Store all of your outdoor hoses towards the middle or end of Fall and turn off outdoor spigots 
- If you have a sprinkler system, time to drain it as well! 
- Clear out your gutters, maybe twice..... having large amounts of leaves in your gutters can cause damming and leakage 
- Double check that all of your downspouts are angled away from your home and install new drainage where necessary 
- Seal windows and doors where necessary 
- Check your roof (you can have a professional do this as well!) 
- Have your HVAC serviced (but feel free to get multiple opinions for expe…
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Inexpensive Ways to Add Fall to your Home

Autumn is one of the most beloved seasons on the East Coast. People get excited for changing leaves, temperate weather, pumpkin-flavored everything, and decorating their homes and tables for the season. Especially in the era of quarantine, adding a little something special to your home this time of year might be just what you need to calm your home-schooling/stuck-inside nerves! But there's no need to spend a fortune for a little Fall pick-me-up. Here are my favorite, inexpensive options for Fall decorating! 
We all appreciate the delivery people bringing us our essentials, gifts, school supplies and home-shopping splurges. So give them something nice to see when they walk up next time! 

Love this inexpensive combo from Amazon!

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Layering on chunky, fringy throws just makes you want to be inside more. I love this inexpensive, graphic addition from Amazon


Or this rust and ivory striped one from Target 
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Fall-color catchalls are a great Fall addition, adding style points to your en…

House of the Week: Fairytale Home on the Main Line

If I feature a fixer-upper here, I don't like it to be over $500,000 but this is an exception. An incredible Tudor home with 3 beds, 1.5 baths and 2000 sq ft right in the heart of Lower Merion, 647 Sussex is a gem of a home. Its surprisingly secluded in a Wynnewood neighborhood, off a long drive and on 1/2 an acre. But its walkable to Ardmore
And while almost every room needs some cosmetic work, the home already sports things like central air and newer utilities! 



The first floor sports a series of additions, such as an enclosed porch (maybe a future dining room?!), a carriage-style garage and a den off the back of the kitchen (maybe a future inside-access laundry room?!). The first floor offers endless possibilities to keep the charm but allow for modern flow. The upstairs has 3 good sized bedrooms and a large bathroom.  




For full details, please visit the property website 
Listing courtesy of the Damon Michel's Team 









The property won't last long, though, with an open house s…

Philly Designers to Follow

Instagram is full of designers to follow, both nationwide celebrities and local resources. But you might not be aware how chock-full the greater Philadelphia area is with amazing designers. Here are a few of my favorites to add to your scrolling pleasure! 
Michelle Gage Interiors 
No stranger to color and pattern, she's an inspiration for mixing and matching! If you are feeling like a quick, colorful pick-me-up, she's your girl www.instagram.com/michellecgage
Lisa Furey Interiors 
A high-end designer who works all over but bases many of her projects out of Philly, she somehow manages to make the light and airy beach/farmhouse look grounded and upscale 



www.instagram.com/lisafureyinteriors

Sharp And Gray 
A relative new-comer but a great, accessible and local resource for full service or small-project designs! 





www.instagram.com/sharpandgrey


Oak Design Project 
Technically a bit more all over the East Coast, they are based in Philly and Baltimore, they are a gorgeous pairing of eclectic…

House of the Week: The Modern Farmhouse of your Dreams

Farmhouses became all the rage with Johanna Gaines' signature style but a good farmhouse isn't just trendy, its timeless. A good farmhouse in a convenient location is nearly impossible to find in the greater Philadelphia area unless its surrounded by new townhomes or listed higher than the average buyer could afford, but low and behold, our house of the week - 1085 Fort Washington Ave in Fort Washington, PA. 

This 5 bedroom, 1.5 bath house has 2800+ sq ft and sits on a whole acre in desirable Upper Dublin School District. 
Further, it still has the original barn which can work as a workspace or perhaps converted to more living space! 

This house has been tastefully updated and modern amenities added throughout such as rebuilt chimneys, new roof, new hot water heater, new central air system and new well components (see listing for full details). 

The house is also right across the street from the local elementary school and sports fields.


The grounds are also a wonderful mix of mat…