Meet Kym Pelcher, Owner of Splurge
The owner of the Fox Chapel boutique has a vintage modern aesthetic. Plus, don't miss current home-interior trends.
Kym Pelcher is the owner of Splurge, a home décor, gifts and accessories boutique in Fox Chapel. A married mother of two young daughters, she graduated from Hunter College in Manhattan in 1994 with a degree in art history and interior design.
My design aesthetic is:
People ask me this question all the time, and my answer is always twofold. My personal design aesthetic, which is vintage modern, and my design aesthetic for my clients are two completely different things. I try to determine what my clients' personal style is, and nurture that when designing their home. My personal preference plays less of a role than my professional design style — which varies from project to project — depending on the [clients] and what they are trying to achieve.
Best way to update a room:
Big picture: walls, whether it be paint, faux finish or paper, furniture and architectural elements. Smaller picture: paint and accessories.
Favorite design element or piece:
A stand-out conversation piece to ground the room. Whether it is a found vintage leather chair or a reclaimed wood serving bowl, something that speaks to you.
Looking for a way to update your powder room or small space? Consider adding patterned wallpaper for a bold pop of color. Wallpaper has been making a comeback for several years, but this isn’t your 1980s-era print. Today’s wallpaper designs are sleek and modern. Sherwin-Williams carries a number of fun and luxurious patterns from its HGTV HOME line. For a sophisticated twist, add a textured grass-cloth wallpaper in a neutral color.
(Various locations around Pittsburgh; sherwin-williams.com)
Motorcycle lover Josh Gross’s three-story home on Pittsburgh’s South Side features sleek designs with an industrial twist, including a Big Dog chopper bike in the entryway. You’ve got to see the PerLora-furnished home to believe it. Read the whole article here.
Find something fun for home, for yourself or for a loved one (hey, it is getting close to Valentine’s Day) at the I Made It! Mine market from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at the former Joseph Beth Bookseller at the SouthSide Works. The nomadic pop-up shopping place provides local artisans an opportunity to sell their handmade goods in one place. Featured companies include Amanda Lee Glassware, Amy Levier Designs, Ash Cole Woodwork, Cre8art Studio and much more.
Now is the time to grab a new couch or chair for a great price. The semi-annual sale at Weisshouse in Shadyside continues through Jan. 31. Get up to half-off on furniture, area rugs and other one-of-a-kind pieces.
(324 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside; 412/441-8888, weisshouse.com)