Brandywine Creek Condominiums on Superfine Lane
A superfine spot: Annabelle and Hank Kressman found an unparalleled view along the Brandywine. The condo just needed their personal touch.
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Celebrate the seasons. In fall, that might include decorating with a bounty of gourds, pumpkins and apples. Instead of hot house flowers, bring in pots of hardy mums in autumnal gold and orange. They will last longer than cut flowers and after the blooms fade you can plant them outside or pass along to a friend with a green thumb.
Play musical chairs. Place a few small occasional chairs in the space where you entertain the most. You can readily reposition the chairs to accommodate a variety of occasions, such as playing board games, enjoying drinks or sharing conversations.
Or move them to the dining room to seat guests at large dinner parties.
Decorate by the book. Even when you aren’t reading you can appreciate the look of your favorite volumes. In addition to displaying books on shelves, take a novel approach. Layer a few volumes to elevate a lamp, bowl or candlesticks. Or stack large books to create an impromptu end table beside a comfy reading chair.
Rethink your spaces. Hank Kressman didn’t need a small alcove off the master bedroom as a dressing area, but didn’t want the space to go to waste. So he brought in file cabinets, installed a sleek desktop, and pulled up a chair—putting the niche to work as a compact home office.
- Conquer clutter. Annabelle Kressman’s mother saved all her report cards. She likes to keep mementos, too. She keeps things tidy and compressed by placing keepsakes in neatly labeled binders, stored on office shelves. It’s all about organization