Local Interior Designer Pens Book on Main Line Estates
Prominent interior designer Lauren Wylonis explores Main Line estates in her new book, At Home with KingsHaven: Estates, Interiors, Landscapes, writes Kristin Detterline for Philadelphia Style.
The owner of Paoli’s KingsHaven, a posh lighting and design showroom, offers a peek inside mesmerizing properties along the Main Line, both new and historic.
This coffee-table book features photography by Joshua McHugh.
Within its richly illustrated 236 pages, Wylonis details her restoration and new-build projects, such as estates designed by renowned Philadelphia architects William Lightfoot Price and Bissell & Sinkler.
However the book makes it clear that while contemporary furnishings and finishes abound, it is the original elements, such as beam ceilings, decorative plasterwork, and stained-glass windows, that are still the main stars of residences to this day.
Wylonis, who raised her children on the Main Line, has always had a passion for preserving and giving new life to the original craftsmanship of older homes.
“Renovation and modernization of these properties in a way that is respectful but meets the functional needs of family life can create properties of distinction, texture, and stunning beauty,” she said.
Read more about the book at Philadelphia Style by clicking here.
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