Step by Step

Make your staircase more than utilitarian The staircase gets little thought in many homes, but it’s too big and offers too many options to make a design statement to be […]

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Moving Targets

Delays and shortages create construction challenges Flexibility and patience have become necessary attributes for anyone who is building a new home, including the homeowner. Shortages of materials and labor — […]

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Counter Intelligence

Kitchen countertops are more than just a pretty face Countertops are the unheralded workhorse of the kitchen. Probably nothing gets more use, so it’s important to choose countertop material that […]

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The Fifth Wall

Kate Rumson considers how to make the most of your ceilings How often have you come home, plopped down in your favorite chair, tilted your head upward against the back […]

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Conversations with Kate: Casting Light

Tips on choosing fixtures that enhance your everyday life Many of us choose light fixtures based on how they look. Equally important, however, is how they function. Kate Rumson sought […]

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Conversations with Kate: Distinctive Details

A clay rendering lends a sense of reality to Kate Rumson’s new kitchen Anticipation is turning into reality — in some measure — for Kate Rumson and the kitchen of […]

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Conversations with Kate: Timeless & Timely

Kate Rumson announces plans for her kitchen and reveals who is working with her on the design The interiors are starting to take shape at the new home Kate Rumson […]

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Conversations with Kate: Reevaluate & Recharge

Persevering through the challenges Construction was rolling along on Kate Rumson’s new home in central New Jersey when the pandemic hit and the stay-at-home order was issued. Rather than let […]

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Conversations with Kate: Bath Time

Warming up a private space Many bathrooms feature interesting tiles, glossy finishes and beautiful vanities. But do they always feel like they’re in tune with the rest of the home? […]

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