December 2016 Web Exclusive Article

North Jersey Holiday Tour

    By: Ren Miller |

The scent of fresh evergreens, the sparkle of glass icicles, the joyful profusion of colorful ornaments and lively banter set a celebratory mood during a recent holiday house tour to benefit Building Together North Jersey. The organization brings together corporate and individual donors, skilled tradespeople, community organizations and general volunteers to transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing their communities. For information, rtnorthjersey.org. The tour featured homes in Saddle River, Upper Saddle River and Wyckoff. Here are some highlights.


The foyer, family room and dining room are among the rooms of this Saddle River home decorated by members of the American Society of Interior Designers, New Jersey chapter.


Reindeer give a galloping welcome in this Saddle River home. Trees decorated in different styles boost the holiday spirit in the dining room and family room.


The foyer sets a snowy white scene in this Upper Saddle River home, while blue adds drama in the dining room and the study.


The owners of a Wyckoff home added modern touches to the interior design while respecting its historic roots, including traditional red and green holiday decorations in the living room. Tables in the dining room and kitchen are set for entertaining.


Eye-catching wreaths grace the double-front door of this Saddle River home. Inside, snow-flocked Christmas trees await a visit by Santa.