A Southern California girl living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I am an interior designer with a love for vintage home furnishings. In addition to running my design business, I co-own a retail store called High Street Market (which is also the name of this blog). I live in Philadelphia with my husband. Three years ago, we bought a 120 year old house and we are working hard to restore it! This blog is a place for me to share my design inspiration, current home projects, and new vintage finds. Hope you like it!
Today, I am getting ready for "Cyber Monday", a day created by the media as the biggest holiday shopping day for online sales... Is this true? Do you guys do a lot of shopping online the first workday after Thanksgiving?
Well, just in case, I added a few new things to the shop...
Spent the day surveying the new (but very old) house... Here is a sneak peek (before we move any of our stuff in!)...
from the entry hall, looking at the front door
first floor living room
standing at front door, looking at entry hall and staircase (which is not original to the house, the original 1st floor stair was sadly removed when the place was converted into two apartments, perhaps in the 1930s)
rear covered porch
(the bad 1970s addition, it will hold my office until we can upgrade)
2nd floor landing
2nd floor bedroom (future master bathroom)
2nd floor bedroom (future master bedroom)
another 2nd floor bedroom (future open 2nd floor library)
looking up to the 3rd floor
looking down at the 2nd floor landing
3rd floor landing
one of the 3rd floor bedrooms
3rd floor dormer window
These images were carefully selected to impress you, while hiding the true horror that lies beneath...
117 year old windows. On the 3rd floor. We are currently discussing the issues involved...