Large Scale Luxury in Old City

Old City, Philadelphia

Philadelphia interior design revolves around creating spaces that support the local architecture. This new construction custom home in Old City is the home of Philadelphia Eagles safety Rodney McLeod. Because Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods, HD had to incorporate inspiration from this home nestled between Old City, Philadelphia streets.

When Rodney and his wife Erika relocated from their first home, also in Old City, to embark on the next chapter, this 5,200 square foot home seemed the perfect fit. With the help of Henck Design, their 5 bedroom, 3 ½ bath custom home became a one-of-a-kind space for the young couple, which needed home decor, custom furniture, neutral wall colors, and material selections. Henck’s primary goal for the design of this Eagles Players’ interior design style was to create a luxurious hotel-like feel to add character and charm to the new construction home.

The kitchen cabinet design needed an update, so Henck had the cabinets updated to a fresh white rather than the existing gray wood cabinetry. White marble countertops and decorative gold fixtures add life to the space with open sightlines into the family room.

The dining room light fixture ties in brushed gold and adds a glamorous feel to the space. The dining room furniture also ties in brushed gold features with neutral upholstery. Floor-to-ceiling custom draperies add a grand appeal and soften the family room. While every stitch of furniture was kept neutral, Henck created layers to maintain a chic quality and an attractive blend of textures.

HD created bespoke items throughout the space such as millwork on the living room and dining room walls to enhance the character of the main floor. Other custom items include the floor-to-ceiling limestone fireplace, a custom dry bar with wine storage, and Fornasetti wallpaper in the powder room.

While the lower-level man cave is not completely consistent with the rest of the home’s light and neutral style, it serves as a valuable space for Rodney to work in and retreat to. Masculine materials like leather, rustic wood and hammered metal make the space feel cozy. Custom art pieces from local artisan Chuck Styles hang on the wallpapered walls and create a relaxing environment.

Henck Design took this home from a completely primer-white canvas to a space that is now luxe and upscale. Any guest who steps foot into the young family’s home will surely be wowed by the posh feeling and stately interior design.

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