Thursday, January 14, 2010

Halligan and Adam Smith's Philadelphia Home

I wrote about their artistic home today on Apartment Therapy, and here's a little snippet:

Halligan Norris Smith and Adam Smith are newly weds living in Philadelphia. She's a jewelry designer and he's an artist and bike mechanic. Their creative abilities are certainly noticeable in their unique home, and we're happy to see their home featured onDesign*Sponge.
Their mix of antiques, family gems, yard sale finds, and trash picks create a colorful and lively living space that modernists and traditionalists can collectively enjoy. They both come from artistic families — Adam's dad is a furniture maker (he made their master bed), and his grandmother painted a Pennsylvania Dutch Fraktur (hanging in their living room) to commemorate their wedding day. Halligan has pieces from her families history throughout the home. Their bedspread was her grandfather's, the mirror hanging above the living room fireplace was her grandmother's.
Halligan and Adam are self-proclaimed collectors — which is evident in their bathroom where they hung their collection of "creepy critters". You can also see their collection of handmade, vintage doll clothes and interesting collection of tools hung together in the hallway, and a collection of their friends artwork hung on the wall going up the stairs.
Their first project as newlyweds was the fantastic bookshelf they built on the outside of the stairs. A collaborative DIY project is a great way to start a life together — a quick way to discover if you work well together or if you're going to tear each others heads off!

This bookcase was their first DIY project as a married couple.

They found this amazing chair at a yard sale & paid next to nothing for it (jealous!)

They're self proclaimed collectors.  This is a combined collection of vintage, handmade doll clothes & unique tools.

Do you ever get this lucky when bargain shopping?

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