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Exuberant & Eclectic

Featured Homes

A formerly formal room gets a bold makeover. 2015 DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE OF NEW JERSEY IN SADDLE RIVER “I call it Paris Avant Garde meets Saddle River Traditional,” Barbara Ostrom says […]

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Dining Plus

Featured Homes

A traditional space gets a fresh look and expanded purpose. 2015 DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE OF NEW JERSEY IN SADDLE RIVER Anna Maria Mannarino wanted to respect the traditional bones of the […]

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The Awkward Marriage of Museums & Contemporary Art

Lifestyle

The long view vs. the art of the moment. On March 18, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened Met Breuer, its new branch of modern and contemporary art. The new […]

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Why Do You Need an Architect?

Expert Advice

Eight reasons why you can benefit from hiring a professional. We tend to think of architects as the people who design enormous public structures for enormous corporate or municipal clients […]

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Guidelines for a Great Outdoor Kitchen

Expert Advice

Check all nine of these boxes to be sure your space is ideal for prep, cooking and serving. The outdoor kitchen is born when the grill cozies up to cabinetry, […]

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Your Favorite Spaces

Featured Homes

Our Facebook users choose winning projects. Our goal at Design NJ is to present interesting projects that pique your curiosity and inspire you to create living spaces that make you […]

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Millwork for Modern Living

Expert Advice

Moldings, doors, cabinets and more … for homes that are transitional to contemporary. The word “millwork” almost always brings to mind a stacked crown molding, carved corbels and columns, elaborate […]

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Lofty Ambitions

Featured Homes

A suburban home acquires urban style when the walls come down. Norman Spier has a passion for remodeling. “I’ve renovated 10 different houses,” says the owner of Spier Building & […]

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Livable Luxury

Featured Homes

A young family’s lifestyle approach calls for clean, classic, uncomplicated design. When a couple with two small children decided to trade their townhouse for a single-family residence in Livingston, New […]

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