Features

Strokes of Brilliance

Interiors

A Monmouth Beach condo perks up the wow factor as it picks up a third bedroom. In its “before” condition, calling this 1,700-square-foot two-bedroom condo dated would have been a […]

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Step Right Up

Expert Advice

Get off on the right foot with your stair carpet. Stair carpet satisfies functional needs —enhancing safety and reducing noise—while making a huge interior design statement. Donna Dwyre of Cove […]

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River Reverie

Landscapes

Little Silver couple transform their property into welcoming spaces for their family and friends. “Grandma” and “Gramps” Napoli had worked with Suzette Donleavy of Well-Designed Interiors for indoor transformations in their […]

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Minimal Yet Colorful

Interiors

Fuchsia, lime and teal punctuate the sedate design of a Montclair home. Zoom in anywhere on an English garden and you’ll spot all the detail that has inspired chintz and […]

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Make Perfect Scents

Landscapes

Planting for fragrance multiplies the sensory pleasure of your garden. The top priorities on everyone’s landscaping list are great visuals—see-worthy color and texture throughout the year. Many homeowners also want […]

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Color It Coastal

Interiors

Sea-glass hues, subtle maritime touches and easygoing finishes inspire a beach-friendly home at the Jersey shore. The adage “if you build it they will come” rings true for Sherry and […]

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Closet Class

Interiors

Lessons in delivering the best possible function―just for you. A well-designed closet—with attractive, carefully planned rods, cubbies, shelves, drawers and more—maxes out personalized, easy-access storage in the space. To achieve […]

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Always Wash Your Hands

Art & Antiques

Aquamanilia were created for the purpose. From ancient Rome and Islamic cultures to the Byzantine empire and medieval Europe, ritual hand-washing was done for both symbolic and sanitary reasons (probably […]

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Art (with an explanation)

Art & Antiques

A visit to the Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers Newark. In an art world that can often seem hermetically sealed off from the rest of society, the Paul Robeson Galleries […]

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