Design Blog

Lighten Up

New outdoor light fixtures — in a range of styles — add character by day and drama at night.

Fading Trends

When hot becomes not Coppertone appliances, wallpaper borders and Hollywood mirror lights were once so popular that stores couldn’t keep them in stock. Today, they rest on the dust pile […]

Early Spring in the Garden

Three landscape designers give us their tips Spring is in the air — and on the calendar this coming Saturday. To celebrate warmer weather, we spoke to three landscape professionals […]

Designers’ Favorite Colors

It’s no secret that new paint is one of the easiest and fastest ways to freshen the look of a room. Paint manufacturers stand ready with suggestions — some even […]

Take a Seat

We share 10 breakfast nooks that will make you rethink breakfast in bed Looking for ways to maximize space or add an element of warmth to your kitchen? Try incorporating […]

Exterior Color Palettes: What Colors Are Best for Your Home?

We are lucky in the New Jersey area to have homes that are so rich in detail, from a variety of exterior surfaces (including stucco, shingle and clapboard) to diverse […]

Treasures of Tyvan Hill Video Tour

Mansion in May 2020 (“Splendor in September”) opened its doors to rave reviews from September 8th through October 4th. For those of you who missed the opportunity to visit in […]

The Splendor of Spring Lake

Renowned for its 2-mile stretch of pristine, family-friendly beaches and scenic oceanfront boardwalk — the longest non-commercial boardwalk in the state — Spring Lake Borough in Monmouth County is a […]

Keeping Cool In Avalon

Named after the mystical island of Arthurian legend, Avalon, New Jersey, offers its own brand of magic to visitors and residents alike. With picturesque streets, charming shops and, of course, […]