The excitement is palpable on seemingly every street in Philly, as the city prepares for its Eagles to play the Patriots on Sunday in the Super Bowl 52.
As a special way to commemorate the Birds’ big moment, local interior designer Christina Henck has offered Curbed Philly a peek into how one Eagles player in particular lives in Philly.
In 2016, Henck designed the Northern Liberties home of the Eagles’ football safety Malcolm Jenkins, transforming a new house in Northern Liberties into a sleek, modern home with some colorful personality.
Henck says she and her team worked with the Jenkins family to hand-pick and design every detail in the 5,000-square-foot home, from the wallpaper to the light fixtures to the furniture. Let’s have a look around.
Prior to joining the Eagles and moving to Philly, Jenkins played for the Saints in New Orleans. After their time down south, Henck says the family wanted to incorporate touches of French Quarter culture into their new Philly home. Henck came up with a palette of old-world metal and wood elements. Mardi Gras-themed colors add some pop and personality to the rooms, such as the custom-made, purple velvet sofas in the living room.
The blending of old- and new-world materials is also evident in the kitchen, where modern, glass cabinets are paired with a 200-year-old reclaimed door above the second sink. Henck says, “The marriage of old and new elements is the over-arching theme in New Orleans culture, as well as this interior’s design.”
In the master bedroom, Henck installed a flocked wallpaper featuring various metallic colors to match the custom window treatments and the master bed. Black rugs can be found all throughout the house, too, as a way to create a more cohesive look.
The library on the first floor is one of the first rooms guests see upon entering the home. The geometric, built-in shelves were designed by Henck and custom built.
An NFL star’s home isn’t complete without a sports memorabilia room. Jenkins’ “hang out room” and office features a 35-foot-long wall covered in gold and white wallpaper and NFL and college team jerseys.
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