House Tour: Orderly Display in Philadelphia


Frank and Ditta Hoeber’s Philadelphia loft is all about display. The architectural and design firm behind the space, Qb3 Design, wanted to create a “silent background” within which the couple could feature their book collection, art and objects. The building was originally a window factory from the early 1900’s, and has maintained this industrial feel post renovation.

There is so much to love about this space: the use of everyday white dishes stacked upon open shelving, Eames molded plywood chairs set against the wall, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that serve as partitions, the gallery of Ditta’s original drawings that rest on slender plywood-painted-white shelves and, of course, the abundant use of white. The space marries form and function beautifully, exemplifying how the stuff we actually use does not need to be hidden.







Photography by Trevor Dixon and Todd Mason.


About Cate

Cate is a former decorating editor of a shelter magazine based in Manhattan, who has recently moved from the Big Apple to Charlottesville with husband and baby. An interior design enthusiast, she enjoys all things aesthetic.
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One Response to House Tour: Orderly Display in Philadelphia

  1. LOVE. I dream that my future photography studio/kitchen will look like just like this one, with a wall of open shelving for props…

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