Photography is by Kristy Lumsden (new site coming soon!)
I was so excited when we were finally able to set a time up to visit Alissa and Jeb’s lovely home in Lawrenceville. Their home is in the 48th street rowhouse I posted a few weeks ago. The architecture and interior help was by moss architects and Botero Development is responsible for all the hard work that was put into the rowhouse to make it beautiful and livable.
When you walk in, their home has a very warm, contemporary and rustic feel to it. What I noticed right away in their space is the artwork, patterns and wood everywhere. It all goes well together and makes you feel like you want to move in!
Television sets are the first thing I notice when I walk into a room, only because they never blend in and some people love their big screen tv’s! This is where their television is hidden in a creative way. The wooden cabinet was built by Wade Caruso.
Alissa gives us a little insight to the inspiration for their space: “We’re inspired by travel and wanderlust, nature and animals, a love of color and textiles, and an appreciation for the uncommon and all things handmade. Our home is illuminated by the presence of books, music, flickering candles, and sleeping dogs.”
Alissa: I’m also obsessed with lighting and the mood it evokes when done well. Most of our lighting fixtures are outfitted with Edison-Style lightbulbs (equipped with dimmers, of course.)
Alissa: The majority of our art collection is comprised of work by Pittsburgh-based artists. Often jokingly called “The Paris of Appalachia.” Pittsburgh is rich with amazing art, architecture and a vibrant cultural scene. Our art is a reminder of how lucky we are to live in a city brimming with creativity and reinvention.”
Their biggest Indulgence: Our built-in bookcases constructed of reclaimed wood made by a local friend and craftsman Wade Caruso. We’re in awe of them and they prove to provide a beautiful backdrop for our beloved book collection.
Poster was created by Thommy Conroy
Advice: I’m a firm believer that kitchens should be bright, playful and whimsical. The kitchen is the heart of the home and therefore shouldn’t be too stuffy or serious.
Alissa:Another splurge was the tile used in our powder room and guest bath. The tiles were hand-screen-printed by award winning UK textile designer Dominic Crinson
Alissa: Our staircase was constructed from new oak, but felt out of place, so we stained the oak a dark walnut color to match some of the darker, richer elements in the home.
The record player is from the set of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower!”
I want to thank both Alissa and Jeb for having us over and letting us take a peek into their lovely home. Alissa is the owner of Pavement in Lawrenceville which has been in the neighborhood since 2006!