A Tale of Two Houses

Lambert Castle and the Botto Residence tell opposite sides of a story In 1892, a Paterson, New Jersey millionaire named Catholina Lambert set out to build the mansion of his […]

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The Lady & the Sofa

Madame Récamier left a lasting legacy to the furniture world    If you were listing the attributes that make someone an “It girl,” Juliette Récamier circa 1800 would tick all […]

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Appetite for Al Fresco

Say goodbye to Old Man Winter. Get into the swing of spring and throw a garden party! Whether at your favorite restaurant or in your own backyard, there’s something about […]

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Casual Affair

Dining rooms: Make them inviting, fun and user-friendly Mealtime is family time at the home of designer Lisa Cloughen, owner of Melone Cloughen Interiors LLC in Morristown, New Jersey. Rather […]

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Salute the Seasons

Whether you’re hosting the last casual get-together of summer or the first dinner party of autumn, create a table setting that pays homage to the changing year. As summer fades […]

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A Print Mystery

A Bergen County, NJ, woman’s search for an artist’s identity. Coral Petretti’s collecting obsession began more than 30 years ago. It was in the mid-1980s. She backed her car out […]

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Vive la Faience!

French faience ceramics have a colorful history. In 1689, France was at war with much of Europe and its military was drastically underfunded. So King Louis XIV demanded that the […]

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In Search of an Opening

Pocket corkscrews were a practical accessory for the well-dressed man or woman. You never know when you might be called upon to uncork a bottle of wine. If you were […]

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Summer Style

Boost the elegance in this season of casual living. Promise yourself that one evening this summer you will surprise your family—and perhaps yourself—by keeping the plastic stowed in the pantry […]

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