kimberly barr interior design & urban loft window treatments

Hi…welcome to my new blog series…Interior Design Collaborations: Philadelphia and the Main Line! I will be featuring the interior designers that I collaborate with at Urban Loft Window Treatments. I meet with my own private clients but a third of my business is collaborating with designers and architects. It has[ read more ]

By, Claudia
February 19, 2017
ulrica wihlborg & urban loft wt in L.A.

I am beyond thrilled to announce my design collaboration with the amazing Ulrica Wihlborg, an award-winning journalist, magazine editor and on-air lifestyle and entertainment expert. She is also a talented and accomplished photographer, chosen as one of the top portrait photographers in the U.S. by Rangefinder magazine. During her tenure[ read more ]

By, Claudia
June 13, 2016
Coulisse Philadelphia Previews at Urban Loft Window Treatments

I am beyond happy to introduce Coulisse (rhymes with police) my new, as they say in Europe, ‘range’ of blinds, shades and sliding panel systems straight out of The Netherlands. Yes, I said Holland, you guys! Dutch design is my absolute fave-everything they design is just too cool for words-my heart literally[ read more ]

By, Claudia
May 30, 2015
urban loft window treatments wins Houzz award

Hi all!  Today has been a very exciting day.  After spending this morning with an architect measuring a beautiful custom home in Chestnut Hill, I came back to my studio to find an email from saying that I won a Best of Houzz Award for Service 2015. Here is my[ read more ]

By, Claudia
January 19, 2015
urban loft window treatments + pinterest = happiness

Well hello!  Pinterest continues to gain momentum and I’m in for the ride…here are some current faves… Stonehouseloves… COLORFUL…   MERCANTILE…which is particularly alluring since I am opening a new shop and studio very soon… Have a great tuesday…off to center city to meet my installer + a long-overdue trip[ read more ]

By, Claudia
April 8, 2014
Eden Rocks

Hello! Just got back from a wonderful long-overdue vacation with my hubs (no kids) in Miami Beach and Key West.  It was awesome and Miami Beach was more beautiful than ever. We did a lot of non-touristy stuff all over the city and discovered how much we both love the place…[ read more ]

By, Claudia
April 26, 2012
axel vervoordt

Today I’m loving the minimalist interiors of Belgian Interior Designer Axel Vervoordt…   {You can get the book here via remodelista & amazon; all images via company website} Happy thursday to all, xocc ♥

By, Claudia
June 23, 2011
i gotta have…

1. an EDDIE BORGO for J.Crew necklace…the fringed mesh one…     2.  SAMBAG snakeskin ballet flats, love this style shoe…comfy yet stylish…i call it the ‘you can walk all over Manhattan shoe with no pain’ which is worth every penny… {i think i first saw this brand on Melissa[ read more ]

By, Claudia
June 22, 2011
Flickr Friday

Farmhouse Modern Flickr. …off to Target to buy another white tissue hoodie, so soft that I decided i need a backup…funny where i find my fave tees…only problem is i won’t get out of Target spending under $200, which i’m sure is the case for most of you as well[ read more ]

By, Claudia
June 10, 2011
i gotta have…

1. THE DECORATED SHED as my dreamhouse, dream job & with my dream sink! All I can say to this is OH MY G-D… Thanks to my friend Philly TV producer Aliza Rosen (also of Momguistics, check out her blog here) for thinking of me when she saw this Pennsylvania[ read more ]

By, Claudia
June 9, 2011
i gotta have…

1.  More precious time to shop the new tinekhome webshop…now your dreams can become a reality…always a good thing… images via TinekHome. 2.  This Blue Ophelia necklace by Wearable by Design, Etsy…Ophelia is my paternal grandmother’s name… 3.  This octagonal sun space in my backyard…sigh…by the talented architectural firm Bosworth[ read more ]

By, Claudia
June 2, 2011
bala cynwyd

Bala Cynwyd is the town (settled by Welsh Quakers in 1680) that i live in located right outside of Philadelphia-literally i can be in center city within 10 minutes if there’s no traffic and yet it seems a world away-lots of green space, trees, sidewalks and lovely old homes (Philadelphia[ read more ]

By, Claudia
May 26, 2011
Filed Under: Architecture, Lifestyle
feeling like the beach…

It’s May and a little warmer but still not warm enough…i’m thinking about the beach a lot lately…are you?  I guess it depends on where you live…these houses are on the coast of England (Kent)… all images via jj locations simple and lovely…have an awesome tuesday…i see the sun coming[ read more ]

By, Claudia
May 3, 2011
amsterdam, my love

Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities in the world…it’s way at the top of my short list…it’s like a large village with so many interesting neighborhoods, lovely people, beautiful architecture, amazing multi-cultural food, great shopping, etc. etc. etc…i could really go on forever…so naturally when i was reading Solid[ read more ]

By, Claudia
April 26, 2011
heading to park slope!

Hello, hope you had a great weekend. It’s spring break this week and I’m heading to Manhattan and Park Slope with my 14-year-old son and his friend…excited to tour the neighborhood that New York Magazine named the “most livable neighborhood in New York.” I already got restaurant tips from my[ read more ]

By, Claudia
April 18, 2011
township tour

These houses are in my town and along with the the rainy weather this morning, i feel like i’m in the Cotswolds…the old home stock in beautiful Lower Merion Township in Pennsylvania is one of the many things i love about my community…you can’t believe your eyes…i entertain myself simply[ read more ]

By, Claudia
March 31, 2011
i gotta have…

this look from ALLSAINTS… this hand-hammered pendant…with the bead detail… abc carpet & home the home of these brits in brooklyn… feature via Living etc., March 2011 these valentine cards for my honey… etsy~katrina bean, julianna this stone house in croatia…oh my gosh… desire to inspire Now you gotta have[ read more ]

By, Claudia
February 2, 2011
i gotta have…

some cool gifts for my family… 1.  this stuff for my son Kevin, 18…tall, handsome, smart, laid back, intuitive, adventurous with a wicked sense of humor… choka. stonehouselove pinterest gift guides. 2.  this stuff for my stepson Blayne…16, who’s smart & quick, has pretty blue eyes, is the only blondie[ read more ]

By, Claudia
December 8, 2010
conservatory love

HAPPY FRIDAY! it’s cold and clear here today; good thing it’s not pouring rain since i have a long day of appointments and holiday shopping planned! today i will leave you with my conservatory dream…i swear i’ve seen this in a dream and then i spotted this image…can you believe[ read more ]

By, Claudia
December 3, 2010
matthew williams: photographer spotlight

Simply Delightful… Have a great tuesday…have to go tend to two of my boys, home sick…chicken noodle soup i think ♣ {all images matthew williams}

By, Claudia
November 30, 2010
decorate with decor8

Yesterday I gave you a sneak peek at Holly Becker’s new book, Decorate.  She is an American freelance journalist and design consultant living in Germany and she’s the founder and editor of the enormously popular blog, Decor8.  I don’t know Holly personally but I recently took her e-course, Blogging Your[ read more ]

By, Claudia
November 11, 2010
I gotta have…

these teacups… graham and brown. this cosy loveseat… cabbages & roses. this chunky throw… convoy tumblr. this island in my kitchen… convoy tumblr. this board above my desk to inspire me all day long (making one)… via creature comforts blog. these gifts for my honey… gifted magazine. (check this new[ read more ]

By, Claudia
November 3, 2010

“Contact me to commission a shoot to meet your exact requirements,”  says Hotze…ok, sign me up like yesterday!  Fueling my obsession with Northern Europe again…photographer Hotze’s talent is surreal and I want a piece of it…a tiny crumb will do! Sigh…just lovely…still trying to decide on our Spring honeymoon destination…my[ read more ]

By, Claudia
October 20, 2010
cosy cottage

I just loVe the way the English speak and spell or use some words differently…I guess they have a more direct line to our lovely language…I know the same thing has happened with Spanish in the U.S., with Spanglish words that I use myself when I am speaking to my[ read more ]

By, Claudia
September 2, 2010
it mag

Good morning! Browsing through my Italian Marie Claire Maison ( found these inspiring interiors… Really like the white with the bleached pine… Marie Claire LOve the burst of color in all spaces… This door, to die…not surprisingly designed by expressionist postmodern architect Frank Gehry, winner of the Pritzker Prize…[ read more ]

By, Claudia
July 26, 2010