Hit List: Living in a catalog is as easy as plastic pie

I’m not sure anyone with any honesty could look at a Potterybarn catalog and not wish for some semblance of the welcoming style it shows. The closest thing we have found in Philly to the cozy understated class of Potterybarn and the open, modern design we covet, is 1717 Rodman. The architect-designed two-bedroom, two-bath was renovated with upscale features, but the real compliment goes to girls at Voila Designs home staging  who furnished the empty home. Exposed brick in the living leads to an open kitchen with custom lighting and salvaged wood beams, cherry cabinets, glass tile, granite counters, Liebherr appliances, a bar made of rare antique elm and a wall of reclaimed Chicago-brick, all which exits to a tumbled Travertine patio. The second-floor office overlooks the kitchen and a bedroom with a custom closet and the third-floor master suite has a limestone-and-granite wood-burning fireplace, cathedral ceilings, clerestory windows, custom closets and spa-like shower area. 1717 is going for one Benjamin less than $500k (those tricky agents), but we think Voila should get a good portion of the comish on this one; they really brought the design to life.