Building on Tradition-Vestibule

The vestibule is light and airy and provides a counterpoint to the more saturated colors found in the dining room (left) and the library (right). Artwork, seen when entering the […]

Read More

Past Forward-Entry hall

In the entrance hall (just beyond the doorway), a vintage English chest is juxtaposed with modern art, creating a tension between old and new. The lantern-style chandelier is a modern […]

Read More

Past Forward-Entryway

Plaster wall surfaces and authentic, character-rich details — archways, columns, fluted casings and pine floors — were preserved and carefully restored in this Lawrenceville home. The 1970s-era X bench in […]

Read More

Character Traits-Dutch Door

A charming Dutch door extends a warm welcome. The oak plant stand and mirror, reupholstered antique claw-foot chair, mahogany sideboard and two-clasp trunk — just beyond in the adjacent dining/living […]

Read More

Casting Light-Chandelier

The Everett chandelier, black with hammered-polished-nickel trim, will hang in her new foyer. Rumson is making sure her new home will have adequate amounts of all three types of lighting: […]

Read More

Less Is More-Entry

A screen (at right) in the foyer provides a visual pause before entering the double-height living room. “A mirrored wall behind the screen adds depth and mystery to this element,” […]

Read More

Bright and Breezy-Entry

Wood accents and vintage textiles soften the sleek lines of the expansive entry. “I love rugs—specifically vintage rugs. I love the patina they have to them,” says designer Marketa Pleasant.

Read More