An exquisite display of decorative arts and design elements will be presented by renowned interior decorator Patricia Marian Cove at this year’s Main Line Antiques Show.

Ms. Cove’s Architectural Interiors and Design firm specializes in the renovation, restoration and adaptive re-use within buildings of the eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries, reflective of the rich architectural and design traditions of the past and the modern interiors reflective of the 21st century. Architectural Interiors and Design provides a variety of professional services, such as interior design/space planning, detail specifications and historic preservation and adaptive re-use.

Established in 1984, the firm has completed projects in the residential, commercial, and institutional realms. As an educator, Patricia Cove is creator and coordinator of the certificate program in Interior Design at Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, now, Philadelphia University. She also lectures to architectural and historically based organizations on the decorative arts in design. As a speaker and presenter at the ASID National Convention, she presented the CEO course entitled The Preservation/Design Connection, which addresses the relationship between interior design and historically significant interiors. She has appeared on “Good Morning America” as part of a week-long series on home improvement.

The design trend is to mix mid-century and antique pieces with the modern. Ms. Cove’s advice on incorporating antiques? Start with basic design principles such as the size of the space, scope of the project, balance of the room, and size of the pieces.  Balance and perspective are important to keep in mind.  Many of her clients seek this blend of old and new.

More information about Patricia Marian Cove is at and she can be reached at 215-248-3219.  Have a chat with Patricia at her booth at the Show October 7 & 8!

Using antiques when restoring a home

Mixing antiques with the modern