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Mona Ross Berman Mixes Old and New


From Philadelphia-based Interior Designer Mona Ross Berman on a recent Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania residence:

This project was for a young, growing family in Philadelphia. They have mid-century modern taste and we needed to blend that with their 1920's traditional home. I love mixing periods of furniture and architecture in unexpected, but complementary ways. I believe this helps give a space a more authentic, layered look and feel. Hence, many rooms in this house were sprinkled with iconic Knoll pieces. In fact, as soon as I saw this house, I knew that grand foyer called for a round, wood top Saarinen table to set the tone.


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That wood-topped Saarinen table in the house's entry off sets the house's nearly century-old details.

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Another view of the foyer and the sculptural Saarinen table.

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Two Jens Risom lounge chairs add texture and grace to the living room.

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A sitting room off of the master bedroom features an inviting Womb Chair upholstered in rich leather.

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Photographs courtesy Courtney Apple Photography

Saarinen Table - 54” Round
Risom Lounge Chair
Womb Chair with Ottoman