Modern Makeover-Closet

The his-and-her dressing area “looks like our style and is so functional,” the homeowner says of the customized closet system made of wenge-look melamine. Lucite hardware echoes the translucency of […]

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Modern Makeover-Dining Room

A built-in buffet made of zebrawood maximizes storage and serving space in a dining room niche. Magazine photos collected by the homeowner inspired many of the room’s custom features: channel-tufted […]

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Modern Makeover-Kitchen

Dark-stained rift-sawn oak cabinets and contemporary hardware deliver the clean-lined feel the owners wanted in the remodeled kitchen. A glass, stone and steel mosaic backsplash creates contrast, and “playful Lucite […]

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Modern Makeover-Living Room

Polished chrome and leather chairs—paired with a signature pop of orange—make up one of three seating arrangements in the living room that allow for intimate or group seating. Pinch-pleated silk […]

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Modern Makeover-Fireplace

Covering the living room’s brick and wood fireplace surround with a horizontal-grained zebrawood veneer set the tone for the new modern style of the home. A calming neutral scheme is […]

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Take Me Away-Kitchen

Oak Shaker-style cabinets by Wood-Mode were finished in a custom stain to complement the reclaimed floorboards. A separate 36-inch refrigerator and freezer—and a variety of professional-style appliances—are camouflaged behind wood […]

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Take Me Away-Kitchen

A balance of warm woods, stone, mixed metals and timeworn materials contributes to the rustic but formal ambience the homeowners’ envisioned for their Colorado Rockies-inspired kitchen. Honed slate countertops evoke […]

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Modern Makeover

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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The Stars Align

A family finds a Hoboken home that, with a serious update, meets their varied needs. It was a rare find in an urban setting—a Hoboken, NJ townhome with enough space […]

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