The Grills of Summer

Create a gourmet kitchen right in your own backyard. Nothing says “summertime” like firing up the backyard grill. It’s part of our collective American experience. Nowadays, though, grilling involves so […]

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Suited to the Site

A Harvey Cedars, NJ home is designed to take advantage of its bayside location. It’s called “Belle Baie,” (“beautiful bay”) and it certainly lives up to its name. The Masri […]

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Water Works – 100 Years of Lehmann Pools

When the Lehmann family started building swimming pools in 1955, residential pools were mostly the province of movie stars and the ultra-wealthy. At the time, the company was called V. […]

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A Colorful Welcome

Home, if nothing else, should be a sanctuary where we can escape the frenetic pace of modern life and recharge for the challenges we face with each new day. Some […]

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The Carefree House: Rock Star

Quartzite, a natural stone, promises luminous, lasting countertops without pampering. The Carefree House examines aesthetically pleasing, low-maintenance and durable home products. This issue’s topic is quartzite countertops. DESIGN NJ: What […]

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Designing with Color

Color exerts a powerful influence. The ability to set a mood, jumpstart a decorating scheme, reduce or enlarge a sense of space. With infinite options, choosing the right color can […]

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A Custom Blend

In Bergen County, NJ, a standard colonial-style home gets a transitional transformation. When a young family relocated from the city to the suburbs, they were looking forward to a less […]

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Crafted by Hand

Think they don’t make furniture like that anymore? Think again. Nowadays, we’re used to shopping for finished products—prepared food, ready-to-wear clothing. And we’re so accustomed to choosing furniture from a […]

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Living Off the Land

A neighborhood in Basking Ridge marries style and sustainability. Our ancestors were adept at working with nature to create a high quality of life for themselves. Somewhere along the way—between […]

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