The quintessential recipe for a stunning magazine spread can be found in the April 2012 issue of Philadelphia magazine, where writer Emily Goulet profiles the 1926 English Tudor home of PHS President Drew Becher.
With gorgeous gardens and an elegantly decorated interior featuring the perfect furnishings and accessories, it’s difficult to believe the Chestnut Hill home was once surrounded by overgrown ivy beds and the interior walls were covered in layers of wallpaper.
Now worthy of the glossy pages in the magazine, the home is a warm mix of antiques and eclectic furnishings against a cool backdrop of soft grey walls. The gardens on the two-acre property showcase a collection of “ornamental grasses, blue and silver hostas, various herbs, black-eyed Susan, oakleaf hydrangeas, Japanese maples, elephant ears, and red ‘Jacob Cline’ bee balm for color accents.” According to the article, Becher has plans to inject the color purple into the planting beds.
We can only hope that we’re privy to some pictures soon! Click here to see the magazine spread.