Face to Face

Meet the people behind the business.


Meet Richard Gacek of Gacek Design Group

Richard Gacek has always had a sense of wonder about the world around him. “Even at a young age, I was influenced by my surroundings. I grew up in a […]

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Meet Adina Kornbluth of AK Design Studios

Adina Kornbluth’s career is all about making dreams come true “The most exciting part of design for me is taking clients’ homes and making them more beautiful and functional than […]

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Meet Julie Ginsberg LaFranco & Bob LaFranco

Julie Ginsberg LaFranco and Bob LaFranco make a great team. As second-generation owners of California Closets North Jersey, this power couple has expanded the business exponentially—it’s now the 10th largest […]

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Meet Marc Brahaney of Lasley Brahaney Architecture + Construction

Marc Brahaney understands that our surroundings play a major role in our well-being. “Our design philosophy begins with the conviction that the spaces we occupy affect and facilitate all the […]

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Meet Julie Liepold of Liepold Design Group

Awarded ASID’s Ones to Watch Julie Liepold has earned recognition throughout the design community for her professionalism, style and client-centric creative process. Julie’s background in art and design fuels that […]

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Meet Tom Nardini of Nardini Custom

Tom Nardini was born into the home improvement industry. “The Nardini family has been servicing the housing industry for over 75 years,” he says. “My father started in the electrical […]

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Meet Maureen Skea of Finishing Touches

Maureen Skea has always been a fashionista at heart. She began her career as a clothing buyer. “I traveled throughout Europe and Asia exploring couture clothing lines that we could […]

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Meet Kelli Chitty of Interiors by Kelli

Kelli Chitty is a prime example of successful career pivoting. “Before starting the design business, I was in banking.” In 1995, after the birth of her first child, Chitty made […]

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Meet LuAnn Nigara of Window Works

LuAnn Nigara wears a lot of hats. She is co-owner of Window Works in Livingston; host and creator of the Window Works podcast, A Well-Designed Business®; and author of The […]

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Meet Mindy Silberstein of M. Silberstein Interior Design

With a childhood spent rummaging through the fabrics… of her mother’s designer dress shop and notebooks filled with lessons from her Art History classes in college, it is no surprise […]

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Meet Nicole Doran of Garden State Tile

Nicole Doran brings years of industry experience and expertise to the new Garden State Tile luxury showroom in Princeton. “Garden State Tile has always been a valuable and trusted partner […]

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Meet Cindy Johnson of Elephant in the Room

When you meet Cindy Johnson, you know you have met Cindy Johnson. She is not your average business owner, and Elephant in the Room Design in Princeton is not your […]

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