Thursday, December 18, 2008

Historic Home

Many of our clients own the most beautiful and historically significant homes in this country. We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to see these dwellings so I thought I would share a few images from a recent trip to Maryland (near Antietam).

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Family Tradition

Timeless Kitchen Design was created as a line of kitchen cabinetry based on my father's furniture. Bryce Ritter continues to operate today, making vanities, kitchen tables and all other types of furniture for the home. Visit him at

Part of our design philosophy is to include the use of free-standing cabinetry in our kitchen layouts. Bryce and I partner on many projects as he furnishes the kitchen with custom cupboards, tables and seating.

And the family tradition continues at Uphome, a fantastic shop operated by my mother, Linda Ritter. The store offers unique home furnishings from the US and abroad as well as jewelry and other perfect holiday gifts.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Before and After in Gladwyne, PA

Recently we completed a kitchen in a beautiful home in Gladwyne, PA that was in need of a an "update". Please see our before and after shots. The kitchen isn't quite complete - Valley Tin
Works will soon install a backsplash and the homeowner is still adding a few finishing touches.
Contact us to find out how we "updated" with period-inspired kitchen cabinetry:

Sunday, December 7, 2008

In Print: "A Kitchen Worthy of the House"

The Winter 2008 "Early Homes" magazine by Old House Interiors features a great article titled "A Kitchen Worthy of the House" by Mary Ellen Polson. The article discusses several schools of thought regarding kitchen design for old homes - including a few of my own thoughts. Mary Ellen interviewed us about our approach to kitchen design and featured a few beautiful shots of our work. I always thought this was a beautiful magazine. It is a great resource for anyone interested in period homes or "period-inspired" homes.