Bobbie & Matthew’s Inspiring Vintage Modern Home — House Tour

The house itself was the stimulus that launched Bobbie’s business, At Home Modern, where she sells vintage modern art, objects and furniture from the second half of the 20th century. Everyone feels at home here. Best Advice: If you don’t love it, don’t buy it. There are some great pieces in the house inherited from his family. It’s gorgeous and super comfy. Contact the editors through our Professional Submission Form. We were fortunate to buy this home from the original owners who took loving care of the home’s interior, but the exterior needs some TLC. I purposely named my business “At Home Modern” because of this philosophy – living in a modern environment doesn’t mean it has to be sterile or feel like a museum. It continues to amaze me. Updated daily with fresh tours full of photos for you to pin enjoy! • Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? Open House Tour

Resources of Note:
1970’s Abstract Expressionist Painting by John Bledsoe: Auction
Sculpture by Krishna Reddy: Auction
Teak Cabinet by Jens Risom: Antique Shop
Black Lacquer Cabinet by Renzo Rutili: Inherited from Matthew’s grandmother
Pencil signed Miro Print: Local estate
Teak Laurel Mushroom Lamp: Auction
Turkish Rug: Auction
Mid-century Sectional: Flea market
Cocktail Table: Inherited from Matthew’s grandmother
Prints: Auctions and flea markets
Mid-century Wall Unit: Craigslist
Maison Jenson Campaign Chair: Inherited from Matthew’s grandmother
Jerry Johnson rocking chair: Craigslist
Red Turkish Kilim Rug: From a trip to Istanbul
Orange and Blue Turkish Azeri Rug: Craiglist
Rosewood Selig Lounge Chair: Craigslist
Saarinen Tulip Table: Craigslist
Off white Overman Chair: Auction
Parsons Dining Table: Craigslist
Turkish Kilim: Overstock
John Stuart Dining Chairs: Auction
Brutalist Centerpiece signed “Steck”: Auction
Original Vintage Art: Auctions and flea markets
Paint – Mysterious by Benjamin Moore
Original walnut cabinets, 1958
Floors were installed in the 1980’s
Vintage Greek wool Flokati Rug: Auction
Mid-century Sectional Sofa: Auction find reupholstered in Crypton fabric
End Table is vintage Henrendon: Auction
Adrian Pearsall Cocktail Table: Auction
Lamp on end table: Thrift store
Danish Teak and Leather chair: Auction
Tulip Table: Auction
4 fiberglass Chairs: Inherited from Matthew’s father
Collection of matte white vintage ceramics: Thrift stores and flea markets
Collection of vintage Rimini Blue Bitossi ceramics: Ebay, flea markets and friends
Large Ceramic Vessel, 1969 by Tom Collins: Auction
Vintage Movie Posters: Ebay
Vintage Ceramic Italian wall hanging: Auction
Masks: From our travels
Modernica Case Study Bed: Modernica
Vintage Walnut Nightstands: Auction
Vintage Walnut Dresser: Auction
C. Bobbie had been teaching art history, but started her business after discovering a knack for finding treasures for her own home. The architecture of our home really dictates what furniture works inside of it, so we had to start over when we moved here from our 1800s row home in downtown Philadelphia. Our home is warm and fun! • HOUSE TOUR ARCHIVE: Check out past house tours here. Proudest DIY: Decorating this home from scratch! Contact the editors through our House Tour Submission Form. And that it looks like a spaceship when it’s all lit up at night! They didn’t make them in the 1950’s and 1960’s, so we bought new. Bobbie and Matthew found the house in 2010 but were out-bid on their first offer. The windows are just too costly to replace, and would interfere with the aesthetics of the home, so we make do! I never imagined buying a home would lead to a successful new business and happy career! Inspiration: My home. Matthew clearly has a strong design sense, too – his business designs websites and real space interactives for museums and cultural institutions. We’ve grown fond of wool socks, sweaters and electric blankets. I don’t take decorating too seriously, and I am not a “purist.”

We use our vintage collections, our furniture is not pristine and there are even a few vintage knock-offs around. We’ve done some significant improvements including a privacy fence and border plantings, but we have a way to go. Southern exposure helps in the winter but evenings are chilly. What Friends Say: We often hear that that this is the coolest house they’ve been in! We love to entertain and don’t sweat it if someone spills a drink at a party! It’s almost impossible to find large vintage beds, and in order to have room for nightstands, we ended up needing a California King (they are narrower than standard king beds). We owned three pieces of mid-century furniture when we purchased the home. Jere Doves Sculpture above Bed: Flea market
Bedding: IKEA and Target
Turkish Kilim Rug: Ikea
Danish Teak Desk: Auction
Mid Century Credenza: Auction
Vintage Artwork: Auctions and flea markets
Vintage Eames Shell Chair in Elephant Grey: Auction
Vintage Metal Hoop Chair: Junk Shop
Danish Teak Trundle Bed: Ebay
Laurel Mushroom Floor Lamp: Inherited from Matthew’s father
Danish Teak Nightstand: Auction
Green Chair: Auction
Framed Rock Posters: Swissted
Print tray contains mementos from Matthew and Bobbie’s lives
Rocking Pussy Cat toy: Matthew found this for Bobbie at a flea market


Pair of George Nelson Chests: Ebay
Plycraft Lounge Chair and Ottoman: Inherited from Matthew’s father
Art: Auctions and fleamarkets
Brutalist Sculptures: Auctions
Lamps: Auction
Mirror: IKEA
Bedding: IKEA and Target

Open House Tour

Thanks, Bobbie Matthew! This is a California house in the middle of Pennsylvania. Too many people find themselves in a hurry to decorate a new home, and make decisions they later regret. Name: Bobbie Ann Tilkens-Fisher, Owner of At Home Modern, and Matthew Fisher, Owner of Night Kitchen Interactive; Cats: Lucha and LincolnLocation: Wallingford, PennsylvaniaSize: 2,600 square feet with 600-square-foot annexYears lived in: 4.5 years; Owned

You can’t help but be inspired by Bobbie and Matthew’s beautiful home. Open House Tour

Open House Tour

It seems like this house was destined for Bobbie and Matthew. We have over 90 custom windows, all single pane. The house was built in 1958, designed by Irwin Stein. Each room exudes both style and comfort. Be patient – what you want is out there. The initial structure included the living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom and Bobbie’s office.

Updated: 18.12.2014 — 20:49