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The color of water and sky—and the homeowners’ favorite hue—launches the palette of a Surf City getaway
Designer updates a Monmouth County bathroom with interesting tile work and luxury plumbing fixtures
A renovated master bathroom amps up the function as well as the style
Aging in place can be a beautiful transition
Use this roundup of tips to save money as well as make your home functional and attractive
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Chinese snuff bottles appeal to collectors for all sorts of reasons
Jersey City artist paints with force, presence and knowledge of the aesthetic appeal of mystery
Behind a traditional 1920s exterior lies an escape to foreign lands
A designer’s fresh approach results in a colorful, modern interior to match this shore home’s facade
An earthworks artist found curious paradoxes in his native state
Christopher Dresser was a nineteenth-century designer with modern vision
Designer Rachel Minaya comes to the rescue when a young family moves from the city to a traditional home in Tenafly
Lin’s Linens creates serene sanctuaries for women battling cancer
Tips that will help you love your landscape and crank up curb appeal
Make your day … with a custom storage system
Designer Hope Sferra adds color and quality to a classically styled Hunterdon home where the owners live life to the fullest
Designers give homeowners a fuss-free kitchen to match their lifestyle
Show houses give designers a chance to showcase their talents
Design NJ highlights top trends that walked off the Spring 2014 runways and into home fashions: Color Splash, Geometric Progression, Sharply Dressed and Shimmer & Sheen
Historically considered vandalism, this form of self-expression can rise to the level of art
Distinctive vases designed to hold fragrant concoctions still delight the senses
Try these tactics — from our new series called "The Takeaways" — to create a distinctive, practical and pretty hangout for the cook
A Bedminster designer draws on her collection of artifacts and artwork to create a unique holiday look
A seldom-used dining room is now a daily go-to place for gathering, relaxing, study time and more
After redoing their kitchen, a Warren couple go for a more wide-ranging renovation
A shore home offers unexpected drama
A tree house rising out of an indoor pool? That’s just one of the fantasies-come-true in a total home renovation
Learn what’s happening with hardwoods underfoot
A Millville artist devotes a lifetime to capturing the “magic hour” and inspiring others
Let us introduce you to the monteith
This lovely Delaware River town is prime territory for leisurely weekend explorations. Visitors will find several unique home décor shops tucked in among the clothing boutiques, antiques stores, ...
Michael Curry Mosaics, Metropolitan Window Fashions, Farrow & Ball
A couple’s affinity for the water, the charms of yesteryear and the ties that bind guide the color palette and design of a beloved beach home
A Somerset bathroom undergoes a transformation
We raise the curtain, so to speak, on what professionals would like you to know about window coverings
The right fern will bring delicate texture and elegant form to sunny, shady, wet and dry landscapes
It should come as no surprise that this shore destination offers beach-oriented designs in everything from furniture to accessories. But you don’t have to be a shore resident to find something that ...
Capturing the nuances of expression and personality
Oceanic and Eskimo art and objects are gaining notice among collectors
Gaining style and storage without adding on
A couple with opposing tastes call in design reinforcement
A bathroom remodel designed to grow with a little girl
Young parents borrow square footage from adjacent rooms to build a private suite
Clean lines, marble surfaces and quality details lend quiet sophistication
A Wall Township bathroom in a 1980s home gets an update for a new century
A Spring Lake powder room embodies Old World style for today
The design of a Moorestown backyard is based on the surrounding wetlands
Designer Sandra Lambert creates a stylish, timeless home in Watchung
Hurricanes will change the way we design and build homes at the shore
Culinary herbs can fill out your landscape as well as your recipes
Green walls—beneficial in many surprising ways—bring a dramatic dimension to indoor and outdoor gardening
Non-living garden components can solve all manner of problems that keep you from using your yard to the fullest
A Long Branch vacation home is steeped in sophisticated style
A Burlington County couple transform a former tree farm into the perfect spot for luxurious outdoor entertaining
Trims and panels provide the perfect finishing touches in your home
Two homes, two holiday décor schemes, one very special wreath
A Long Valley designer focuses on clean and informal for his home’s holiday design scheme
A Washington Township family’s Christmas trees celebrate their individuality
A married team of architect and builder construct a new home in historic style
A Princeton-area renovation creates more open and usable space without an addition
The redesign of a master bedroom and sitting area creates a restful retreat
Inventive use of space and materials meets the changing needs at a Morris County home
Function rules in this Warren kitchen, which contains two dishwashers and more than 60 drawers and rollouts after a complete remodel
An award-winning kitchen and bath designer builds a showroom full of energy, artistry and surprises
Artistic expression comes in many forms and colors
Home-design-related shops in charming Maplewood offer an eclectic mix of vintage, reclaimed and chic contemporary finds. While visiting this Essex County town, also enjoy local restaurants, sights and ...
A homeowner’s heritage inspires a style that is comfortably familiar yet strikingly fresh
Two North Jersey cooks get their dream kitchen and more
Rumson homeowners and their gardener spend 20 years bringing Linden Hill to life
Strong colors and unusual features bring an apartment to life
Shops in this historic Morris County town focus on unique, casually elegant and custom home decor. While checking out these stores, spend a day in town and also visit the restaurants, attractions and ...
Treasured memories of summers past inspire new ones in a much-loved beach town
Wool and silk are longtime standards for rugs and carpeting, but a host of other materials expands your choices
Plant these perennials once, and they will brighten your landscape for years to come
Ivee Fromkin conjures up a fresh, award-winning design for a Monmouth Beach condo without buying a stick of furniture
A newly remodeled residence retains the heart of an old home
Expert design allows for function and beauty
How to adapt your house when parents or adult children move in
A Monmouth County couple build a manor with quiet restraint
Designer A.J. Margulis personalizes a new Princeton-area spec home for its owners
A new home on Long Beach Island tops even the gold standard
Choose products based on what you like, its durability and your individual circumstances
A Monmouth Beach condo embraces its waterfront setting with a complete change of furniture
In Tenafly, a designer restores a Victorian home to its original glory
A bland Manalapan family room becomes a casual yet sophisticated retreat for the parents of young twins
In a designer’s Englewood home, vintage treasures get a new lease on life
Interior design maven Pat Mills invites us home for the holidays, where lifelong collections and antiques warm the soul
A Mendham homeowner decorates formal rooms in her favorite Tiffany blue while opting for traditional red and green elsewhere
A Historic home dressed in classic holiday finery welcomes family and friends in South Orange
A different scene at every turn gives a Freehold family the holiday spirit
Three designers stretch the budget to improvise a lush holiday decorating scheme for the Park Avenue Club
A Manalapan mom draws holiday-decorating inspiration from her family
When planning a low-maintenance landscape, begin with soil preparation, careful plant selection and a flexible mind-set
New home balances formal and casual in seaside Margate
Extend the beauty of summer into autumn and begin to plan for next year
Color, pattern and art from around the world invigorate an all-white interior
Jersey shore meets southern comfort. Perfect together
Obstacles Become assets in a cleverly designed basement inspired by vintage finds
Some of the nation’s leading-Edge designers turn an oceanside home in Deal into a showcase of color, texture and innovation
A smart and stylish makeover helps banish the laundry room blues
A vacation home in Long Beach Island celebrates family and fun on the waterfront
Color, texture and pattern punctuate a modern English manor on a grand estate in Bergen County
Simple formality is the key for designer A.J. Margulis when her in-laws move from a contemporary home to one with more traditional architecture
Bored with beige? Four designers show how to take a walk on the dark side
Well-designed landscapes maximize the enjoyment, value and marketability of your home
Innovative materials and designs of today’s ‘papers’ transform rooms
A Monmouth County couple take a step-by-step approach to redesigning their home
A second renovation turns a weekend home on the Shark River into a full-time retreat for a former New York couple
Tranquil gardens built around historic Linden Pond raise a Rumson landscape to its highest form
Container gardens can beautify your landscape 365 days a year.
Experts share tips for reducing damage to your landscape
Handcrafted details conjure up another time and place in a new home tailored for modern living
A Califon couple celebrate the bones of their home
From ponds to pools, partying to relaxing, New Jerseyans are ready to embrace the season
Window treatments frame your view of the outdoors and add an important finishing touch to your interiors. Here are examples and explanations—the ABCs of window treatments, so to speak—you can use when ...
A Short Hills couple create a vessel for their world-class art collection
A new generation returns Hoboken apartment buildings to their single-family origins
A masterful mix of materials captures the essence of this award-winning kitchen
A Morris County kitchen focuses on heritage and family
Christmas goes natural at a Moorestown home
An affinity for blue skies and calming waters soothes the soul in this fun, functional, and creative Ridgewood bathroom
We've walked the trade show aisles, reviewed product introductions and spoken to experts to cull the top design trends you'll see in the coming year.
A couple, once devotees of contemporary design, fall for a wooded lot in Hopewell and build a home to suit the setting
A new Avalon beach house gently and gracefully fits in with its community
A Moorestown home reflects the lives of a well-traveled family
Adventurous color, rich textures, and unique pieces set this beach house apart
Designers give an 1893 Victorian/Craftsman a new lease on life
Follow this fall checklist to prepare plants, plumbing, and furnishings
Streamlined shapes, pared-down possessions, and a quiet palette freshen a dated beach house
A new Rumson home is designed to look like it has always existed
Beauty and environmental consciousness can go hand-in-hand
This year’s Springfest Flower & Garden Show yields a treasure trove of ideas for planting window boxes.
Ideas on how to enjoy nature abounded at the Springfest Flower & Garden Show, held in March ...
Architectural accents, collectibles, and luxurious colors and fabrics add personality to a home in Monmouth County
In Bergen County, a backyard designed for entertaining makes the most of its hilltop location
This is a great time of year to get organized. Throw open the windows to let in fresh air, donate clothes and anything else you haven’t used in more than a year, and organize what’s left using some of ...
What are the latest trends in window coverings?
How to help your landscape avoid a swoon in June — or July or August
With an architect’s help, a Bernardsville family stays put in style
She had definite ideas for her new house, inside and out. No front-facing garage. No entryway staircase. A fireplace on both sides. Big kitchen. Living area, including her bedroom, on the main level. ...
He came from Italy at the age of two. He grew up with two brothers in a small apartment in the Ironbound section of Newark. He worked in the family pizza restaurant throughout high school, college, ...
A Bergen County family’s home was five years in the making
Designer Rachel Minaya creates timeless style and comfort in her Bergen County home
Smart planning and planting can keep
that overgrown look at bay for years
How can I decorate my home with faux florals without overdoing it?
How do I know when I should have an antique piano restored?
What are the benefits of motorized window shades or treatments?
I am in the market to replace my fixtures and faucets and want them to be eco-friendly and have water-saving features. Also I am interested in the new higher toilets. What can you recommend?
An addition connects a Stockton home to a garage — and its surroundings.
Washing and drying clothes can be a big drain on water and power usage, but technology is lessening the impact
What is your favorite architectural feature in a residence and why?
Once the holidays are over and the decorations are stored for another year, how can a homeowner visually warm up a room for the remainder of winter?
Lawn maintenance becomes safer for you and the environment
Flooring companies develop eco-friendly lines
You don’t have to sacrifice style when choosing wallpaper
A penthouse gets a glamorous renovation in keeping with its Atlantic City location
Designers transform a 1915 home known as Sheep’s Run for the 2009 Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey fund-raiser
At the Stately Homes By-the-Sea Show House in May, visitors got a taste of ...
Hints on choosing a proper front door for your home
These spaces — living room, family room, great room, or library — provide a cozy yet compelling backdrop for the havens we crave
A lighthouse theme guides the remodeling of a bayfront colonial
Basements and attics can be so much more than bland storage areas. We show how four designers created functional, attractive living spaces
How to incorporate metalwork into your home design
What appears as a cozy contemporary Princeton ranch opens to a stunning backyard view of nature thanks to walls of glass and a prow-like balcony rimmed in steel. This design of a modern multilevel in ...
You’ve never had more choices for stone and tile flooring. This guide discusses advantages and disadvantages of some leading options.
High-performance and low-maintenance are on everyone’s wish list for roofing, siding, and trim. We add “green” to the list of desirable traits of exterior building materials.
Many homeowners want to lift their mood without breaking the bank these days by freshening a room with new paint. In a room with mostly neutral colors, what would you suggest for the walls, ceiling ...
Unlocking New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program™. In her regularly featured column, Lisa Rackley outlines New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program and what it means to you as a homeowner.
The transition from urban to suburban, from couple to family, inspires the design of a new home in Morris County
During these economic times, the word downsizing seems to be a pejorative term. No one wants to admit they are really cutting back, but whether they are driven by immediate needs or future ones, this ...
The Stately Homes By-the-Sea Designer Show House will transform a Rumson home
This is a good season to clear the cobwebs, bring warmer weather clothing to the front, and put your bedroom closet in tip-top shape
Make your pool more energy efficient
Do the "eco-friendly" products you purchase live up to their claims?
Designer Tracey Butler mixes high- and low-end in her stylish Essex Fells home
The Union County town of Summit was a center of design in October as designers worked their magic on Twin Maples, a century-old neoclassic home that houses The Fortnightly Club and the Summit Junior ...
Is it too soon to start planning a sunroom in the winter?
Home “staging” — the art of marketing one’s home for a quick, profitable sale — promises a competitive edge in a slow market
20 Questions to Ask Your Architect
The custom-designed midcentury ranch had a lot going for it: good bones and a beautiful location in Smoke Rise, one of the oldest gated communities in the United States. Yet it was lacking personality ...
If you suffer from severe allergies or asthma, your bed may be causing agony. To help you find a healthier option, here are some useful tips.
As a credentialed kitchen designer, what is your favorite kitchen appliance?
What are the Best Colors When Staging Your Home?
Choosing eco-friendly carpeting can be daunting. Here are some hints to make the process easier.
What is a low-maintenance option when it comes to Koi ponds? — Phil B. in Ewing
What outdoor furniture & fabrics do you personally like for summer 2008 and why?
Barbara Savini, allied ASID Member and Certified Sustainable Building Adviser shares her thoughts.
Though recently rebuilt, this Morris County home looks like it’s been around for years.
“If you were to choose an accent chair for your own living room, what factors would you consider?”
Recycled glass is a colorful, environmentally friendly option.
“When designing a room, what is your favorite color combination right now?”
I’m finally ready to start making a plan for my outdoor area. Where do I start? — Josh T. in Manahawkin
What is a floor cloth and where can one be used? — Kelly Z. in Eatontown
How would you dress a Palladian window?
What furnishings do you like to include in a foyer and why?
What kinds of potential landscaping problems should I beware of when buying a new home?
New paint formulas are more friendly to the environment
Just the right shade of paint can transform a room, but it also can negatively effect the air we breathe. As the Green Movement has drawn ...
What paint color and/or wallpaper would you choose for your own dining room and why?
Friendly and functional, an old metal for a new century
Organizations and companies monitor environmental responsibility
A Guide for a Successful Partnership
A retired couple moving from a single - family home find they can have everything they want in a renovated townhome
A Long Beach Island home is built for generations of memories
Does the cloak of nighttime hide the architectural and landscaping attributes of your home and, worse, create a hazard for guests navigating their way to your front door? It might be time to consider ...
The line between what makes a room feminine or masculine is a blurred one, with members of either sex appreciating elements of both styles. It often depends on who uses the room and how, as these ...
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