Main Line and Philadelphia interior design company Henck Design goes national amid pandemic

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Christina Henckowner of Henck Design (HD), founded his interior design company in 2012 and received more than a dozen national press articles in less than 10 years.

After leading the operation for nearly a decade, in its 9th year of operation, the senior designer and CEO, alongside a strong team of project coordinators, associate designers and logistics experts , officially propelled the company to the national level.

HD customers outside of the Greater Philadelphia area include high-end residential projects in locations such as Denver, Colorado, Wilmington, Delaware, Detroit, Michigan and Palm City, Florida.

The interior design firm, currently based in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia, recently signed on 3 additional nationwide projects in areas like Nashville & Franklin, Tennessee as well as Asheville, North Carolina to date.

Palm City, Florida is the location of Henck’s most recent national interior design work, located in a coastal town just north of West Palm Beach and Miami.

The mid-sized city is located on the Atlantic Ocean side of the state with plenty to offer many retirees as well as young families. This 2021 and 2022 updated HD home for a couple from the Main Line area are embarking on the next chapter of their life together in a perfect waterfront location. The property is 3,500 square feet on sprawling land, which overlooks the St. Lucie River in South Florida.

At the entrance, custom etched glass doors adjoin two 96-inch high brushed brass mirrors and an antique mirror welcome visitors. Above the entry table, Henck incorporated an original cut-steel sculpture purchased at the annual Rittenhouse Art Festival in Philadelphia years before.

At the center of this coastal getaway is the great room. “The color story and textural elements of the décor throughout the house depend on what we have done in this double height space. The double-height ceiling, coral stone fireplace, and oversized white upholstery complement the home’s sense of luxury and light,” says Henck.

Because of the ample space for the soft seats, Henck said she approached this space differently.

“This corner of the house is particularly captivating because of the panoramic view of the pool and the river. You can see the Roosevelt Bridge connecting the residential and commercial areas in the area, and I felt very resolute that the best use of the space was to furnish it with two large lounge chairs and a small coffee table between them rather than the small traditional side table.”

Clients needed not only interior design, but also space layout, paint color choices and finishing materials for home aesthetic updates and interior design planning.
The HD team specified and designed custom elements that can be seen throughout the space, such as window treatments on the walls in the living room and dining room, to enhance the character without blocking any of the Floridian views. Other custom items include the floor-to-ceiling coral stone fireplace and custom dry bar. The built-in bar offers additional glassware storage, detailed cabinetry with wine storage, and a marble counter that seats five at counter height.
Reflective materials like antique mirror, white limed oak, and other light wood tones are found throughout the first floor, adding a casual and cozy feel to the space. Although each point of furniture remained neutral, Henck layered textures and vintage Turkish rugs in light blue and green tones to maintain a transitional quality and specified only the best furniture and decorations for the interior design project. of this A-list client.

Henck enhanced the look of the kitchen and den by incorporating a floor-to-ceiling white marble ledger stone on each back wall along with a backsplash. Stacked stone walls and transitional countertop material with modern luxury appliances create a balance that integrates the traditional style cream kitchen cabinets via open sight lines in the great room.

With the help of Henck Design, this couple’s 4-bedroom, 3 ½-bathroom home has become a one-of-a-kind space that they can now entertain five to six friends and family visiting the Philadelphia area for business. years to come. .
Any guest who enters the young family’s home will surely be wowed by the informal yet elegant aesthetic that Henck and his team have created for this happy couple.

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