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Holiday Decorating Ideas

An Interior Designer’s Tips for Making Your Home Festive Let’s talk holiday decorating ideas. Whether it’s delicious food, quality time with family and friends, or a chance to display all […]

High Point Market: 2017 Trend Trackers – Part II

Designer Michael Mariotti, owner/principal of Michael Mariotti Interior Design in Haworth, shares his insights and discoveries on the Fall 2017 High Point Market, the premier destination for the home fashions industry. […]

Don’t Be Afraid of a Little Orange

Orange—that Halloween mainstay—is not generally the first thing that comes to mind when choosing a color for a room. That’s a shame, because orange can perk up a lifeless space. […]

High Point Market: 2017 Trend Trackers Part I

Fresh back from their trip to High Point Market in North Carolina, three New Jersey-based designers were tasked with reporting some of their favorite finds, trends or discoveries from the […]

Spring Lake Kitchen Tour

It was a fabulous day to tour fabulous homes! On October 21st, eight Spring Lake homeowners opened their doors to guests who enjoyed great design and great food. Our readers […]

Home Staging Tips

Staging a home means giving it the right “look” to help it sell. The main goals in staging are to: Make a wonderful first impression Show off the house’s features […]

Color Crush: Blush

Softer than bubble gum and bolder than pastel, blush — as well as other pink tones — shows no sign of slowing down appearing on everything from apparel to home […]

8 Things To Know When Shopping For Antiques

I’d never gone antiquing until a few weeks ago. On a sunny Sunday, my daughter and I wandered into an antique shop on a lark. (It was near the farmers’ […]

Woke Up Like This

Sometimes the only antidote for a less-than-stellar day is the thought of climbing into bed at the end of it. Our bedrooms are an oasis—a place to forget waking worries […]