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Tips from a Pro: How to Mix Patterns Like A Pro

Expert Advice

How to mix patterns like a pro. Choosing patterns and colors that complement each other can be tricky. Experts warn that too many patterned prints can lead to design overload. […]

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Surmounting the Stereotype

Architecture

A split-level takes on a new identity. The split-level home—it’s an architectural style perhaps best known from the Brady Bunch television series and often dismissed as a midcentury folly. But […]

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Take Me Away

Interiors

A new kitchen in Englewood transports the owners to an Alpine resort. A “Colorado chalet look,” something “rustic-formal” reminiscent of vacation homes in alpine ski slopes. This was the aesthetic […]

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Dark & Serious to Bright & Whimsical

Interiors

Designer Tracey Butler turns a shore Victorian’s somber, traditional interiors into bright, fun spaces. The bright yellow shingle-style Victorian might as well have been situated in North Jersey rather than […]

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Modern Makeover

Interiors

Designer Kingsley Belcher Knauss transforms a Colonial-style home in Westfield to suit the owners’ modern tastes. From the outside, Damien and Nicole Dossin’s center-hall Colonial fit right in with the […]

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Make Mine a Toddy

Art & Antiques

The founding fathers’ favorite drink inspired some unusual objects. As winter rolls in, you might contemplate sipping a hot beverage to keep the chill at bay. Maybe a toddy, smooth […]

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Kea Tawana

Art & Antiques

A new exhibit honors the woman whose unusual work inspired Newark after race riots three decades ago. Some 30 years ago when I was starting out as a newspaper art […]

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Home for the Holidays

Interiors

A Monmouth County couple pay homage to tradition—on Christmas and every day. Soon after closing on their historic property in Shrewsbury, New Jersey—one that came with all its charms, perks […]

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Entertaining Ideas

Cultured Living

Top designers create festive holiday tablesettings exclusively for Design NJ readers. Hosting a get-together for family and friends this season? Check out the newest tabletop collections from three premier brands—Jonathan […]

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