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An Eclectic Philadelphia Loft

by Amy Azzarito

Lance DeWalt and Quoc Nguyen have spent eight years layering this Philadelphia loft with flea market finds, family treasures and new purchases as a couple. The loft is home to the pair as well as pack of furry companions – their dog Charlie and two cats, Murray and Clyde. Both Quoc and Lance work for Urban Inc – Quoc is a technical design director for all brands and Lance am the Visual Director for the home areas in Anthropologie. Together, they’ve created a home that is bright, optimistic and comfortable. There is a sentimental attachment behind everything and their style is based on simply finding a way to incorporate the objects they love into the design. One of their favorite objects is the hanging bubble chair, which becomes a swing when their nephews visit. Thanks, Lance and Quoc! And a big thank you to Courtney Apple for the lovely photographs.  –Amy

Image above: The pink sofa and gold vase are both from Jonathan Adler. The marble table from Design Within Reach.

Image above: The bubble chair is from Plushpod and the postal sacks on the cushions are from the Paris flea market.


See more of this Philly loft after the jump!


Image above: Bentwood dining table is from DWR. I painted the chandelier a high gloss white for an event I worked on. The chairs around the table are a mix that I have collected over the years – Ghost chairs, Pantone chairs and vintage flea market finds.

Image above: Quoc collects barware – these are some if his favorite copper glasses from antique store in Carlisle, Pa. The carved wood tray is my grandmother’s that she brought back from a trip to Brazil.

Image above: I found this trolley cart on the street in NYC and rolled 20 blocks home to my loft with friends one late evening (very heavy!) The terrariums are from my artist friend Jojo who is a San Francisco artist called The Slug and the Squirrel.

Image above: The ladder from the Portland Anthropologie – I bought before Ii actually bought this loft, so I wasn’t even positive that I had a room for it.  The collars were collected from various places through the years. I love what they do on the wall with the little thread ties. I also have a collection of cuffs that I haven’t figured out what to do with yet.


Image above: The bar stools are from NYC flea market. I found the the deer in a small shop in Asbury Park. It was covered with so much jewelry you that you could hardly decipher what it was. The light is Alvar Aalto.

Image above: The collection of figurative lamps started with the first find at the Brimfield flea market in 2004. We add to them when we find the right ones.

Image above: Papa bear chair from Modernica. We got this rug when we were up in Woodstock from the most wonderful man at Anatolia Rugs & Weaving.  We got the bedroom door from an architectural salvage place here in Philadelphia.

Image above: The bed from Room and Board. The picture is of my parents when they were in a play together (before they dated). The shadow box is an amazing purse that my Nana made my mother. My grandfather made the box and my Nana filled it with keepsakes that represented my mom.



Image above: The rug is from Anthropologie . I like to plan my outfits out for the week, so Quoc bought me this beautiful brass outfitting bar at a local flea market for me to plan out my outfit every night.

Image above: I adore Quoc…he has an obsession for collecting dice.

Image above: We love collecting the work of local artists. Our favorites are the dog prints by Lauren Walcott and illustrations by Kris Chau. Lauren painted our Charlie for us!


Image above: The white church pews in the hallway were from the church my parents got married in. The paintings are from local artist Kyle Fisher. The stacking dresser is mine on loan from a dear friend who lives in Amsterdam – Leslie Oschmann . It was her grandmothers…but I still never want to give it back.

Image above: This is Charlie.

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