From the April/May 2018 Issue

Designer Showhouse of New Jersey: Chatham Interiors

Writer Marirose Krall  |  Photographer Wing Wong  |  Designer Elizabeth Humphry, CID  |  Builder Joseph DiStaulo Homes  |  Location Saddle River, NJ
  • SITTING AREA | The designer used low-profile seating so it doesn’t obstruct the view. “I envisioned the couple using the sitting room on Sunday mornings to read the newspaper and have their coffee while looking out to their yard,” she says. Potted plants help bring a bit of the outside in.

  • BEDROOM | A neutral beige foundation allows the accessories to pop. A Lucite desk at the foot of the bed is an elegant but unobtrusive touch.

Color and creativity combine in fund-raiser.

Elizabeth Humphry imagined the master bedroom/sitting room as a space “designed for a couple who inherited many antique pieces from their families, but who still wanted their home to feel modern. I knew I wanted to blend traditional and contemporary styling into the design.” In the sitting area, a modern light fixture hangs above a traditional coffee table. In the bedroom, a contemporary Lucite desk shares space with classical art. The designer knew the combination would give the rooms a fresh yet timeless feel. “A balanced blending of the two styles makes any space feel more current,” she says, “and also adds warmth and charm.”


The Designer Showhouse of New Jersey was in a Saddle River home built by Joseph DiStaulo Homes. The event benefited Hackensack University Medical Center (hackensackumc.org).