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From the February/March 2009 Issue:
Twin Maples Show House
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 Fortnightly Club. The clubs joined with the Overlook Hospital Auxiliary to conduct the Twin Maples Centennial Show House to raise funds for the hospital’s Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Hospital in Summit and the Twin Maples Historic Preservation Fund. We showcase the designers’ work here. For details on the home itself, visit historictwinmaples.org. The “green” carriage house on the show house grounds will be featured in our April/May issue. Lead architects: Mark Alan Hewitt Architects in Bernardsville (historic preservation); The Rosen Group in Summit and Madison (accessibility and planning); and Highland Hall Turner Architects in Bernardsville (carriage house). Carriage house general contracting: Polo Master Builders in Morristown.
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Sources: design, Mary Lou Sweeney Interior Design in Summit. Furniture and accessories, Kravet in New York City; Century Furniture in Hickory, North Carolina, Sherrill Furniture in Hickory, North Carolina; Decorative Crafts in Greenwich, Connecticut; and Creative Mirror & Art in Thomasville, North Carolina. Fabrics, Lee Jofa and Kravet in New York City. Rugs, J&S Designer Flooring in Morristown and Shehadi Flooring in Chatham and Fairfield.
Sources: design Joan Picone in Green Village; tile, Meredith Art through Virtue Tile in Summit; floor and trim, Statewide Granite and Marble in Jersey City; tile and stone installation, Ed Bland of E.B.H.I. LLC in Scotch Plains; mirror and leaded glass, The Glassmith Shop in Summit; cabinetry and installation, Clint Woolery through Joan Picone; lighting fixture, Heritage Lighting in Lambertville; painting, CertaPro Painters.
Sources: design, Elaine Griffin Interior Design in New York City; furniture, fabrics, lighting, paint, drapery hardware, and selected accessories, Ralph Lauren Home Collection in New York City; antiques and accessories, Newel LLC and Amy Perlin Antiques, both in New York City; rugs, F.J. Hakimian in New York City; upholstery and throw pillows, Martin Albert Interiors in New York City; window treatments, Stessl & Neugebauer in Summit; painting, TaylorMade Contractors in Brooklyn, New York.
Sources: design, European Country Kitchens with a showroom in Millburn, custom woodshop in Bloomsbury, and extension showrooms at Sandra John Interiors in Basking Ridge, Alpine by Design in Somerville, and Architectural Accents in Long Branch; area rug, J&S Designer Flooring in Morristown; light fixture, Heritage Lighting in Lambertville; locker hardware, Whitechapel Ltd. in Jackson, Wyoming; decorative accessories, Pierre Deux in Millburn.
Sources: design, cabinetry, hardware, installation, finishing, and paint, Christopher Peacock Cabinetry in Greenwich, Connecticut; flooring, Paris Ceramics in Greenwich and New York City; countertop and backsplash, CaesarStone fabricated by New England Stone in Milford, Connecticut; wood-look limestone floor tiles, from a Parisian firm; pendant lighting, Chameleon Fine Lighting in New York City; Julian sinks and Dornbracht faucets, Hardware Designs Inc. in Fairfield; Sub-Zero, Wolf, Miele, and Bosch appliances, Karl’s Appliance in Fairfield; audio/video equipment, Woodbridge Stereo in Woodbridge.
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Sources: design and Wood-Mode Inc. cabinetry, Jim Dove of Canterbury Design in Morristown; hardware, L.B. Brass in Long Island City, New York; marble backsplash, Mediterranean Tile & Marble in Fairfield and Bernardsville; marble countertops, Stone Surfaces of Central New Jersey in New Brunswick; light fixtures, Remains Lighting in New York City; cabinetry lighting, West Essex Electric in West Caldwell; flooring, Shehadi Flooring in Chatham and Fairfield; Rohl faucet and sink
Reno’s Appliance in Fairfield; decorative painting, Alternative Interiors in Basking Ridge.
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Sources: room design, antique iron urns, knife urns, vases, accessories, Marshall Watson Interiors in New York City; dining chairs and bergeres, Marshall Watson Lake Como Collection for Lewis Mittman in New York City; decorative wall finishes and floor stencil, Judy Mulligan in Chester; wall and ceiling painting, Michael O’Brien of PaintTek through Marshall Watson Interiors; window treatments and table skirt, Gary Ruesch of Gordon Fergusson in Maplewood; fabrics, F. Schumacher in New York City; chandelier and sconces, Gemini Cut Glass Inc. in Englewood; carpet, Cove Carpet One Floor & Home in Summit; glass lamps, John Salibello Antiques in New York City; fireplace tile, Wayne Tile Co. in Ramsey, Rockaway, Sussex, and Wayne, with installation by Artistic Tile in Paramus and Shrewsbury.
Sources: design, Rachel Kapner, Lois Darling, Kirsten Jensen, and Mary La Vecchia of Creative Wallcoverings & Interiors in New Providence; millwork, Gary Foltz of Foltz Construction in New Providence; painting, restoration, and wall covering installation, Michael O’Brien of PaintTek Quality Painting through Creative Wallcoverings & Interiors; faux finishing, Aliya Riaz of Port•Faux•Lio Inc. in Chatham; wall covering, Walfab in North Miami, Florida; window treatment, Clarence House panels, Lee Jofa sheer, Samuel & Sons trims; sisal rug, Stark Carpet in New York City; Chinese sideboard, Red Egg in High Point, North Carolina; settee, Lee Jofa Furniture in New York City; chaise, Kravet in New York City with fabric by Duralee in Bay Shore, New York; coffee table and bamboo chairs, Bailey Street in Arlington, Texas, with chair fabric by Bailey and Griffen in Macedonia, Ohio.
Sources: design, Alice Shanahan Interiors in Berkeley Heights; flooring, Shehadi Flooring in Chatham and Fairfield; tilework, Waterworks in Ridgewood; window treatment, Plumquin Too in Berkeley Heights; cheetah floor cloth, decorative painter Craig Johnston through Alice Shanahan; fabrics and trims, Clarence House in New York City; wall covering, Rose Cummings in New York City with installation by Dilly Bros. Painting in Berkeley Heights, which also did the general painting; cabinetry and millwork, Minzner & Co. in Easton, Pennsylvania; marble countertop and sink, Stone & Tile Design in Short Hills.
Sources: design, furnishings, lighting, and accessories, Katja Van Der Loo of Papyrus Home Design LLC in Boonton; decorative painter, Ana Espinal in Chester; television in mirror, Professional Audio Consultants in Millburn; wallpaper, fabrics, and trim, Romo and Osborne and Little, both in New York City; wallpaper installation, David Jerguson Inc. in Millburn; window treatments and pillows, Ella’s Window Fashions in Flanders; rug, J&S Designer Flooring in Morristown; accessories, The Tyndale Collection in Boonton and Bonny Neiman Antiques & Interiors in Summit; photograph, Katrina Mojzesz of Top Kat Photo in South Royalton, Vermont; framing, Art & Framing Depot in Denville; upholstery, Longbridge Upholstery and Window Treatments in Morris Plains.
Sources: design, Jonathan G. Hress in Bedminster; bath fixtures, Imaginative Design Center in Bedminster; rug, Cove Carpet One Floor & Home in Summit; window treatment, Curtain Call in Bedminster; custom vanity and cornice, Jack Ryan, Cabinetmaker in Midland Park; accessories, Schwartz Design Showroom in Metuchen; fabrics, Robert Allen Fabrics and Kravet, both in New York CIty.
Sources: room and furniture design, Minion-Gutierrez in New York City; fabrics and trim, Christopher Hyland Inc. in New York City; curtain trim, Samuel & Sons in New York City; Niermann Weeks chandelier, West Essex Lighting in West Caldwell; onyx lamp, Lee Calicchio Ltd. In New York City; dried flowers, Lexington Gardens in New York City; sea grass rug, Shehadi Flooring in Fairfield; acrylic abstract painting, Gerardo Caro in Bogotá, Columbia; Venetian plaster ceiling and stried walls, Fauxtastic Wall Finishes in Jackson; painting and prep work, Jecc-Painting in Union; ceiling and trim moldings, installation by NY Tirex LLC in Bloomfield.
Sources: design, Sandra Carter Interior Design in Montclair; furniture, Edward Ferrell in New York City and Garden Cottage in Fairfield and Morristown; antiques, through Sanda Carter Interior Design; chandelier, Nesle Inc. in Long Island City; artwork, Carol Fortunato in Montclair; painting, Elphick Painting in Cedar Grove; floral arrangements, Seasons Floral in Summit; carpeting, Shehadi Flooring in Chatham and Fairfield; sound system, Professional Audio Consultants in Millburn.
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Sources: design and antiques, Linda Kitson-Pacilio of MarketPlace Designs in Summit; wall coverings, Maya Romanoff in Skokie, Illinois, and Wolf-Gordon in New York City; Tuva Looms carpet, Bloomsburg Carpet Industries in New York City; fabrics, Donghia in Mount Vernon, New York, and B. Berger in Macedonia, Ohio.
Sources: design, The Square Yard and The Glassmith Shop, both in Summit; construction, Lauchland Builders in Franklin Lakes; tile installation, Juan Carlos Guerra of Guerra Construction in West New York.
Sources: design Donna Donaldson Interior Design in Summit; fabrics, Brunschwig & Fils and Cowtan & Tout, both in New York City; flooring, J&S Flooring in Morristown; painting, M&M Painting in Far Hills.
Sources: design, Shannon Hall Designs in Charleston, South Carolina; fixtures, Waterworks in Ridgewood; tile and stone, Stone Surfaces in New Brunswick; wall covering, Fabulous Wallcoverings in West Orange; artwork and framing, James Yarosh Associates in Holmdel; fabric, Coraggio Textiles in New York City; trim, Samuel & Sons in New York City; painting, Dionizio’s Painting in Elizabeth; tile installation, Juan Carlos Guerra in West New York.
Sources: design, Cove Carpet One Floor & Home in Summit; artwork, Danielle Ann Millican Inc. in Florham Park.
Sources: Danielle Ann Millican Inc. in Florham Park; decorative painting, Pat McWhorter in Oakridge; lighting fixtures, Bonny Neiman Antiques & Interiors in Summit; painting, Phase II Maintenance Coatings in Scotch Plaints; carpet, Cove Carpet One Floor & Home in Summit.
Sources: design, Tim Murphy Decorative Painting in Milford; painting, Andrew Picone in Gillette; frames, Poplar Mountain Woodworks in Flemington; carpeting, Cove Carpet One Floor & Home in Summit.
Sources: design and mirrors, Frames & Framers in Short Hills; carpet, Cove Carpet One Floor & Home in Summit; wall finishes, Tim Murphy Decorative Painting in Milford.
Sources: design, Douglas Alfano and Eileen Sievers of Spotlight Studio Designs in Roselle Park; window treatment, Beautiful Windows by Sal Anderson in Staten Island; accessories, Bonny Neiman Antiques & Interiors in Summit and Trueform Concrete in Flanders.
Sources: design, antique bed, antique plant stand, aged iron sconce, antique window planters, floor baskets, and lamp, Caitlin Rutkay of C.R. Interior Designs in Short Hills; rug, J&S Designer Flooring in Morristown; chair, Karges & Carson with fabric by Kravet and Robert Allen, both in New York City; Pinecone Hill Bedding, Philosophy in Chester; decorative pillow fabric, Clarence House with trim by Samuel & Sons, both in New York City; cafe curtains, Taffard Sheer fabric and Robert Allen hardware; painting and glazing, Sintha Domerski in Elmwood Park; accessories, Charlotte Moss in New York City.
Sources: design, Ellen Paytas of Advanced Closet Systems in Berkeley Heights; installation, Mike Gilligan and the Advanced Closet Systems crew; painting, Paytas Contractors in Summit.
Sources: design, Jennifer Dengel of J. Decorat in Cranford; wallpaper, Clarence House in New York City; wallpaper installation and painting, Paul’s Walls in Verona; window treatments and upholstery, Stessl & Neugebauer in Summit; fabrics, Cowtan & Tout, F. Schumacher & Co., Hinson and Co., and Romo, all in New York City; trim, Samuel & Sons in New York City; window seats, Modern Cabinets Inc. in Poughkeepsie, New York; framing, Swain Galleries in Plainfield; floor refinishing, Shehadi Flooring in Chatham and Fairfield.
Sources: design, antique meridienne (lounging sofa), vintage mirrored screen, Christopher Spitzmiller lamps, mirrored side table, custom velvet slipper chairs, vanity stool, and antique marble console, Ashley Moos Interiors in Summit; draperies, bed canopy, vanity table, bolsters, upholstery, Stessl & Neugebauer in Summit with Clarence House fabrics; painting, Kurt Becker in Basking Ridge; wallpaper installation, Dwight Dixon of Exquisite Wallcoverings in Madison; Matouk bedding and monogramming and Moroccan garden stool, A. Home at Plumquin in Summit; oil painting and bisque plaques, marble bust, gilt prints, ginger jars, Bonny Neiman Antiques & Interiors in Summit; gilt sconces, mercury vases, gilt vanity mirror, McErlain Antiques in Summit; carpeting, The Square Yard in Summit; graphic design, Abbie Moore in Summit; decorative painting, Katie Keller in Summit.
Source: design and installation, Cross River Design in Annandale and Red Bank; concrete and stucco steps, John Cortese Masons in Morris Plains; tree service for entire show house grounds, Bartlett Tree Experts in Piscataway; irrigation system, RR Irrigation Co. in Middlesex.
Sources: design, Kathryn Tafaro Platt of KP Interiors in Mendham; Skagerak of Denmark teak seating and David Sutherland teak tables; Clarence House and Perennials outdoor fabrics; accessories, KP Interiors; cushions, J&L Upholsterers in Leonia; pillows, drape, L&G Workroom in Netcong; rug, Safevieh in Livingston and Paramus.
Source: Cording Landscape Design in Towaco.
Source: Parker Gardens in Scotch Plains.
Source: Simonfay Landscape Services Inc. in Chatham.
Sources: design concept for the theater and lobby, Karla Trincanello, allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers, CID, and owner of Interior Decisions in Florham Park; theater technology, seating, acoustic panels, and lighting system, Woodbridge Stereo/Video in Woodbridge; framing construction and general contractor for the entire house, Craig Rose of Summit Bathworks & Renovation in Summit; ceiling and millwork construction, Beacon Hill Construction in Summit; custom bar cabinet, designed by Interior Decisions and fabricated by R&G Construction Cabinet and Millwork in North Plainfield; carpet, Cove Carpet One Floor & Home in Summit; drapery fabrics and tassels, Robert Allen in New York City; painting, Audra Frank Painting in Plainfield; decorative painting, Scenic Surfacing LLC in Hoboken.
Sources: NLM Design Interiors in Bernardsville and Raiser Contracting in Liberty Corner.
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Sources: design, Interior Decisions Inc. in Florham Park; flooring and wall tiles, Artistic Tile Inc. in Paramus, Shrewsbury, and New York City; powder room sink, faucet, toilet, utility sink, and cabinet, The Bath Connection in Millburn; powder room mirror, Reflections Custom Mirror & Glass in Flanders; utility countertop in laundry, Trueform Concrete in Flanders; wall stucco and painting, Audra Frank Painting in Plainfield; construction, framing, and tile installation, Summit Bath Works & Renovation in Summit; drapery in laundry room, Robert Allen fabric fashioned by Workroom Services in Warren (to the trade)
Sources: design and accessories, Morning ’til Night LLC in Warren; faux painting and mural, Faux Paints Sake (formerly Ginny Vincz/Art Design) in Edison; flooring, Woven Floors in Colts Neck and Mendham; wallpaper, Donghia; orange chairs made of recycled seat belts, The Phillips Collection in High Point, North Carolina; wood game table, Björling & Grant in St. Louis Park, Minnesota; desk chairs, Modernica in Los Angeles; construction, Tri-Con Remodeling/The Kitchen Place in Warren.
Sources: design and installation, Mobili de Angelis Livingston and Mobili de Angelis N.Y.; framed painting, “Two Apples” by Barbara Dalton.