Aubrey Levinthal and Alex Kursman have lived in this home in Philadelphia’s Center City Trinity for nearly four years. When they initially moved in, Alex had just begun his work as a Federal Defender and Aubrey was in graduate school for painting. Since then, the two have added a pit bull to the family mix. Their style for furnishing the home has been through a slow accumulation of thrift store finds, hand-me-downs and even trash picks. Although it’s a fairly small home in the Fitler square area, they keep squeezing things in, including a home studio for Aubrey, who now splits her time between teaching in multiple schools in the area and painting and drawing in the studio. Her work can be seen at Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia or in her etsy shop. She also runs a blog that brings together her love of art and as well as details the trials and tribulations of being a painter. Thanks, Aubrey and Alex! And a big thank you to Courtney Apple for the lovely photographs! -Amy Azzarito
Image above: Alex bought me this credenza for the first birthday I had living here. I love mid-century modern furniture and its about the only dresser that was narrow enough to fit up the spiral stairs also, so it was perfect. The painting in the middle is mine, the piece on the left is Alice Mumford, a fabulous British painter, and the piece on the right was done by a friend I went to grad school with, Amanda Bush. As you can tell I can’t find enough walls for all the paintings I would like to display.
Image above: This pillow is from our honeymoon to Greece last summer. The embroidery was done by a local artist. The painting behind me is by a good friend from my MFA program, Lauren Garvey.
See more of Aubrey’s Philadelphia peek after the jump!