Northwest Bergen, NJ March 2020

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MARCH 2020

NorthwestBergenLifestyle.com

HOME ISSUE

EURICA'S PATTY LACOURTE CREATES A DREAMY BEDROOM

TAKING IT OUTSIDE

A DESIGN FOR WELLNESS

BUILDING COMMUNITIES WITH SERVANT'S HEART


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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MARCH 2020 PUBLISHER

Marc Schwartz | marc.schwartz@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Living in Bergen Can't be Beat LET’S FACE IT. Bergen County is one of the best places to live in the nation. Sure, most folks would say the taxes are too high, the traffic is absurd, and the daily grind is a little tougher here. But the desirability of this part of the country can’t be overlooked. Our goal with this month’s “Home” issue is to underscore the wonderful attributes of living in northwest Bergen while providing ideas from local experts to help you upgrade your home and your lifestyle. Our cover features a stunning bedroom design by Patty Lacourte of Eurica Home in Waldwick. Patty not only has an eye for unique décor, she also understands the importance

Kris Pepper | kris.pepper@lifestylepubs.com CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Jean Terman AD DESIGNER

Matthew Endersbe LAYOUT DESIGNER

Kelsey Proctor CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Mark Borst, Terri Fiori, Patty Lacourte CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Laura Moss

of personalizing a space to create a beautiful and meaningful environment for homeowners. The beautiful new residence featured in our Open House article showcases a brandnew ranch which was recently constructed in Wyckoff. There are many advantages to single-floor living, and this home delivers all of them. This is gracious living at its finest! A wonderful complement to our Open House article is “Designing for Wellness,” contributed by Terri Fiori of Fiori Interior Design. Find out how home improvements made now can be essential to remaining in your home longer as you age. Although the March winds are howling around us, it’s time to start dreaming about warmer days…which are best lived outdoors! Check out the article by Mark Borst of Borst Landscape and Design and begin planning those home improvements that will enhance your quality of life--right in your own backyard.

CORPORATE TEAM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson

Franklin Lakes’ own Joe Vitale will be sharing his woodworking talents with you in this

AD MANAGER Chad Jensen

issue. His beautiful live-edge wood tables and accessories will add a touch of grace

REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Eric Williams

and unique distinction to any room.

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Finally, we have added a very special “Giving Back” article this month featuring an organization called Servant’s Heart. Pastor John Oostdyk and his staff of volunteers are helping to construct new careers in the trades for inner-city young adults through an innovative plan emphasizing leadership and mentorship. Charles M. Schulz said: “Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.” Life can be pretty interesting around here, but it never hurts to invest in a little spring spruce-up! Whether you are looking to upgrade your home’s interior or exterior, purchase a few accent pieces for a room, or move to an entirely different space…

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Bedroom Design by Patty Lacourte

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEAN TERMAN 4

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MARCH 2020

FEATURES 10 Open House Regal Ranch in Wyckoff

15 Designing for Wellness Explore Home Design Concepts That Enhance Life

24 Building Up Communities Servant's Heart's Workmanship Training and Mentorship Program

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28 Designer Spotlight The Bedroom of Your Dreams

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Open House

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Renovate & Refine

20 Water & Woods 24 Giving Back 28 Our Contributors 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Locally Owned



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'Tis the Season for Giving Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce's Holiday Luncheon sponsored by Good Samaritan Hospital was held on December 6th. Over $62,000 was donated at the event along with honors for Citizen, Company, and Organization of the Year.

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1. Organization of the Year Rob Angner, MRCC SVP; Linda Somwaru of Center for Food Action; and Peter Gallo, MRCC President | 2. Golf Donation to Valley Hospital Foundation Shannon Lazare, MRCC VP Golf; Rob Angner, Valley Health System; Janet Filipow, MRCC AVP Golf, and Peter Gallo, MRCC | 3. Taste of the Region Donation to Table to Table Maureen Huggins, MRCC, Ilene Isaacs, Table to Table, Rena Rothman, MRCC TOR Chair; Peter Gallo | 4. Feed the Hungry Donation Center: Tom Eastwick and Jeanne Patrican presenting checks to MRCC members food banks | 5. Citizen of the Year Rob Angner, MRCC SVP; Cindy Myer, Ridgewood Moving; and Peter Gallo, MRCC President | 6. Company of the Year Rob Angner, MRCC SVP; Allison Kern of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.; and Peter Gallo, MRCC President

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open house REGAL RANCH IN WYCKOFF ARTICLE KRIS PEPPER PHOTOGRAPHY JEAN TERMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

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STANDOUT FEATURE 01 The generously-sized dining room features a bay window overlooking the expansive backyard. Elegant, custom-designed wood flooring and wainscoting add a classic touch to the space. Tray and vaulted ceilings throughout the residence lend a regal, elegant feel. The home is filled with exceptional lighting fixtures that are custom-made and specifically selected to enhance each room.

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STANDOUT FEATURE 02

STANDOUT FEATURE 03

STANDOUT FEATURE 04

The sunroom boasts mullioned

Uniquely designed to accommo-

This new construction in the

transom windows providing an abun-

date single-floor living while boasting

heart of the Wyckoff Hartung sec-

dance of sunlight streaming in and a

plenty of entertainment space, this

tion sits on an oversized 1¼ acre lot.

spectacular view of the huge property,

4 bedroom, 4½ bath masterpiece

The “country club estate” boasts a

which is professionally landscaped

features 5,000 square feet of living

full-sized multi-sport tennis court

and has a newly installed underground

space. The home’s convenient loca-

and entertainment surface which is

sprinkler system. Porcelain “wood”

tion welcomes a leisurely stroll into

suitable for all types of court sports.

tile creates a warm and rustic look

town for dinner at one of Wyckoff’s

The brand-new, Hampton-style pool

underfoot while luxury lighting fixtures

fine restaurants. It offers a convenient

is bordered by a stonework patio,

illuminate the space with a sophisti-

NYC commute and easy access to

gas barbecue, and pool house. The

cated brilliance. The room provides

major highways and shopping malls.

property has been planted with new

easy access to the backyard, which

Twelve-foot tray and vaulted ceilings

trees to enhance privacy.

simplifies indoor/outdoor entertaining.

and an open concept design provide a light and airy environment.

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OPEN HOUSE (CONTINUED)

STANDOUT FEATURE 05 A large entertainment island with a bar sink, custom cabinetry and hardware, and Quartz countertops will delight the discriminating homeowner who loves to cook and entertain. Start planning

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NINETY PERCENT OF THE US POPULATION CLAIMS THEY WANT TO STAY IN THEIR HOMES “INDEFINITELY.” Interior designers call this “aging in place” (AIP). However, “livable design or “designing for wellness” may be more palatable to most of us! AIP is a design that accommodates almost any physical condition safely and comfortably, allowing people to remain in their home as long as possible. Unfortunately, most homes are not designed to accommodate the needs of people over the age of 65. A Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) interior designer will recommend design options that provide beauty and safety for an aging population while also benefiting families with young children. Design for today with tomorrow in mind!

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wellness design tip 1

wellness design tip 2

5’ turning radius in any space

Lightweight pieces can be moved as needed

“ E v e ryo n e , r e ga r d l e s s o f ag e , ca n e n j oy i n c r e as e d sa f e t y a n d c o m f o rt w i t h h o m e d e s i g n t h at i n c o r p o r at e s a t h o u g h t f u l , f u n ct i o n a l environment

Designing for wellness is often referred to as the “new definition of luxury.” If you are planning a renovation, consider increasing your hallway width to a minimum of 32”, so that a wheelchair or a stroller will easily fit through. Flush thresholds ensure easy transition from one room to the next. Slip-resistant flooring adds another layer of safety. Details like a firmer 19” seat cushion and arms that are 25” make it easier to rise out of your seat. This is important to your 90-yearold grandmother as well as the pregnant mother in her last trimester. Soft performance upholstery fabrics are now available that are stain, fade and liquid resistant. Making these decisions at the project’s inception will not significantly impact the costs.

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Wider openings and flush thresholds ensure easy transition from one room to the next.


wellness design tip 3 Low maintenance finishes Glass-front doors and non-glare finishes accommodate older eyes

The accessories closet pictured incorporates several AIP principles. Details like base cabinets with roll-out shelving make it easier to access contents than reaching into a dark cabinet. “Invisible” pulls are more functional for arthritic hands. Glass-front cabinet doors that are well lit along with a non-glare matte finish on the cabinetry accommodate aging eyesight. The floating cabinetry, raised 20” off the floor, not only makes the space feel larger but accommodates the possibility of a wheelchair or walker. A turning radius of 5’ does the same. Everyone, regardless of age, can enjoy increased safety and comfort with home design that incorporates a thoughtful, functional environment. When considering your next remodel or renovation, be sure to speak to a design professional who can advise you on “designing for wellness!” fioriinteriordesign.com

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WATER & WOODS ARTICLE KRIS PEPPER | PHOTOGRAPHY JEAN TERMAN

Joe and his jigsaw

BEAR CLAW DESIGNS LOCAL PHYSICIAN BRANCHES OUT INTO WOODWORKING

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Branding supplies

Live-edge hallway table

WHEN JOE VITALE OF FRANKLIN LAKES ISN’T PRACTICING FAMILY MEDICINE, HE KICKS UP A LITTLE SAWDUST BY CREATING LIVE-EDGE

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Having grown up in Franklin Lakes, Joe understood “getting your hands dirty” by watching his dad, also a physician, cultivate his love of gardening. Joe’s grandfather had a dairy farm in Franklin Lakes and his uncles have farms in upstate New York. “As a farmer, you have to fix or create everything on your own; during my visits, I saw great examples of self-sufficiency,” says Joe. “Three years ago, we were shopping for furniture and I kept gravitating toward the rustic-looking pieces,” says Joe. “I figured I could make them on my own, and it started from there.” He visits lumberyards and board and beam reclaimers to choose the pieces that will translate into amazing pieces of art. “All you need to do is sand it and stain it to bring out the grain,” he says. Joe appreciates woodworking as a hobby that is fun and stress-relieving--and he A polished look

really appreciates his wife, Diana, for her patience and understanding of the time spent woodworking on his days off from work. “If she wasn’t so awesome I wouldn’t be able to do any of it,” he says. “Woodworking provides a value for me that’s not money related, there’s something great about working with your hands.” etsy.com/shop/FinnMcCools @bearclawdesignsjoe March 2020 | NorthwestBergen Lifestyle

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ARTICLE KRIS PEPPER | PHOTOGRAPHY JEAN TERMAN

BUILDING UP COMMUNITIES Luis Barrial and Alina Avila measure and trim

SERVANT'S HEART'S WORKMANSHIP TRAINING AND MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Ben Rutt works on the shed roofing while instructor Larry Dykhouse looks on 24

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THIRTY-ONE MILLION CONSTRUCTION POSITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LEFT VACANT THIS YEAR DUE TO THE RETIREMENT PLANS OF THE BABY BOOMER AND GEN X POPULATIONS. Many construction firms say it will continue to become harder to recruit and hire qualified workers in the future. It’s becoming apparent that qualified contractors are a rare, but highly-demanded commodity. Being a member of a large family with a dad who knew how to fix or build practically anything, Pastor John Oostdyk “apprenticed” on many household projects throughout his adolescent years. On staff at Cornerstone Christian Church in Wyckoff, John helped to establish and is the Executive Director of Servant’s Heart, a volunteer group that serves organizations in need by helping with remodeling and renovations. “We come alongside individuals and organizations that are doing good work within our communities,” says John. “The backbone of what we do is creating relationships. When we align with an organization’s vision and observe their success, we want to help them grow.” As an independent 501(c)3 organization, Servant’s Heart primarily serves non-profit houses of worship, homeless shelters, food pantries, community centers, and drug rehabilitation centers. Throughout the year, approximately 300 volunteers participate, and the organization has grown to six staff members. “Last year we did 60 projects, and more than half were in Paterson,” says John. “We are also doing work in Newark, Passaic and Hawthorne and have completed over 300 jobs since our inception.” Their scope of work includes repair and remodeling of bathrooms, kitchens, office space, classroom space and multi-purpose rooms. They also have managed disaster recovery projects including renovations to buildings damaged by fire or flooding. Over the years, mission trips have been arranged to provide aid to organizations struck by Hurricane Katrina CONTINUED >

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GIVING BACK (CONTINUED)

in New Orleans and the northeast’s Hurricane Sandy. Thanks

Masonry, framing, plumbing, electric, drywall, trim, door

to these types of trips, the Servant’s Heart community extends

and window installation, roofing, siding, decking and stairs

to Puerto Rico, Haiti and Juarez, Mexico as well.

are all introduced to students, and an HVAC component is

They help the organization create a construction plan and

currently under development.

sometimes work alongside paid trade professionals as general

Rather than building singular practice pieces and then dis-

contractors. This helps keep the project moving along with

posing of them or tearing them down, students learn their skills

significant cost savings and allows the organization to stretch

alongside their mentors by constructing storage sheds which

their budget and achieve their goals.

are then sold to support the program.

“At first, we took on very small projects. Now, we are taking

“We advertise our school throughout our relationship net-

on $1.3-$2m projects. As our projects have grown in scale

work and the organizations that we help,” says John. “We want

and complexity, we find that it is extremely important to retain

to engage students in urban areas such as Paterson, Passaic,

the skills of competent craftsmen,” says John. “Thankfully, our

and Newark. Moving forward, we would love to partner with

own volunteers are not only highly skilled, but many are pro-

inner-city high schools that have trades programs.”

fessional contractors as well.”

Students may also participate in First Aid, CPR training,

“We have always treasured teaching and helping people to

and OSHA-10 training. Instructors make a point to help

become more competent. But it is hard to teach when you are

develop soft skills like timeliness, honesty, and integrity.

on a job because of time limitations. It is not sustainable to

They emphasize the satisfaction of a job well done and the

teach effectively in the “on-the-job” environment.”

beauty of having pride in your work.

This is what led the organization to begin developing a men-

The Training and Mentorship Program provides an oppor-

torship and training program in order to train up new craftsman. tunity for young adults to see various types of trades and “We needed space to teach, start-up money, tools, curriculum

decide what appeals to them. Not all decide to continue in

and instructors. As soon as we got a few of these things lined up,

a trade, but all gain valuable skills that they can use on their

we knew God was telling us to move forward,” says John.

own. Students are encouraged to use their new-found skills

The Workmanship Training and Mentorship Program was

to give back and volunteer within the program. “One of our

launched in September, 2019 in 5,000 square feet of space in a

students had been out of work for a number of years,” says

Paterson industrial building. The program was able to procure

John, “he now has a job in the trades.”

an inventory of brand-new tools at a significant discount and

Years of education, training and experience are what

had a line-up of committed instructors ready to teach. Since

create a master tradesperson, but an instructional program

many instructors are trade professionals, they were asked how

such as this can help get an ambitious student on his or

they would teach an apprentice to learn their skills. With that

her way. In the future, Servant’s Heart may explore a part-

input, Servant’s Heart developed a new curriculum outlining the

nership with an accredited organization, but for now, it is

Critical Path Method of building (CPM) which outlines the foun-

a mentorship program. Students gain referrals, leads and

dational processes of construction. This includes the role of each

contacts to further expand their possibilities. The contrac-

professional on a job site--from architect to plumber--common

tors who provide instruction may find their next apprentice

procedures, and construction knowledge that will lend a sense

through the process as well.

of confidence and competence to a new apprentice.

Upon successful completion of the course, students earn

Sessions begin at 6:45 p.m. with a bit of fun--The $5 Challenge.

their tool belt, tools, work boots, hardhat, safety goggles, and

A $5 bill is laid on the table and is awarded to the student who

gloves. If they get a job within the industry, they may even be

can answer the most questions from the last week’s session.

supported with additional tools or equipment required in order

“Show and Tell” allows instructors with a teaching assis-

to show up prepared on their first day of work.

tant to demonstrate and explain a construction project in

“This area of the country is perfect for this type of program,

front of the students. It combines instruction with a visual

says John. “we have the market demand for construction, the

component so that students can actually see the process of

supply of potential job candidates, the mentorship and desire for

the creation, narrated by the instructor. Following Show and

qualified job candidates by our contractors, and the hope that

Tell, students get the opportunity to practice the same pro-

our students will come and ‘give back.’ It’s the perfect cycle.”

cess “hands-on” with the instructors supervising, answering questions and offering guidance. “We need a high ratio of help because of all the personal instruction,” says John. 26

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OUR CONTRIBUTORS

designer

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HOME FEATURE Artwork and photographs personalize the space. What dreams are made of!

THE BEDROOM OF YOUR DREAMS ARTICLE PATTY LACOURTE OF EURICA HOME PHOTOGRAPHY JEAN TERMAN

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The heirloom rug lends warmth and character

WHEN I MET MY CLIENT, SHE HAD TWO REQUESTS: ONE WAS TO KEEP THE ORIENTAL CARPET THAT WAS A GIFT FROM HER MOTHER-IN-LAW. The other was to use the artwork obtained from her travels as well as some pieces she herself made as an artist. She was looking for a refreshing look without losing a personal touch. This couple didn’t want a “hotel” look, they wanted the master bedroom to surround them with special pieces they had collected over the years. Eurica Home provided the furniture, bed, nightstands and window treatments. euricahome.com

HOME FEATURE Various textures and fabrics create an inviting feel.

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7 ST. PATRICK'S DAY KIDS' PARTY The Shannon Rose, Ramsey

The Shannon Rose is hosting a special Kids’ St. Patrick’s Day celebration for the littlest leprechauns in the family. Reservations are encouraged for the MS060672

family-friendly event, as space is limited. Information, reservations and additional details are available; please call the Ramsey location. TheShannonRose.com 201.962.7602

8 BRIDAL SHOW AT PORTOBELLO Portobello Banquet Hall, Oakland

Engaged? Getting married and not sure where to start? Meet professional vendors all under one roof to make your dream wedding a reality. Brides, grooms, and their families can view a wide array of local vendors that will assist them in planning every detail of their wedding. From 1 to 4 p.m.

11 ADULT COLORING GROUP Glen Rock Public Library

Take a night off to relax at the library. Enjoy hot tea and cookies while you color your stress away. Bring yourself and Glen Rock Library will take care of the rest. Drop in! All supplies for this program were underwritten by the Friends of the Glen Rock Library. glenrocklibrary.org 32

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LOCALLY OWNED SPRING PROJECTS TO INSPIRE YOU WARMER WEATHER AND LONGER DAYS

ARTICLE MARK BORST, BSLA, CLT, PRESIDENT,

ENTICE US TO SPEND MORE TIME IN

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THE GREAT OUTDOORS. The fresh blooms, bright colors, and temperate air are a welcome change after a long winter. New Jersey

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residents greatly anticipate moving “life” outside, so it’s time to start planning some improvements! Adding beauty and additional living space to your property not only adds value to your home…but your lifestyle as well! From installing new plants, to creating stone walkways or building garden structures, getting a spring project done now will extend the life of your season in the sun!

1. Plant flowering trees, blooming shrubs, and annuals to welcome guests at property arrival points. 2. Generous walkways and neat borders are aesthetically pleasing. Natural stone and pavers add character. 3. Accent an outdoor kitchen with stone veneers and granite countertops for improved look and value. 4. Pavilions and pergolas cover areas of the patio and set the stage for outdoor entertainment. 5. Outdoor fireplaces and firepits create ambiance and warmth, extending the outdoor season on cooler nights. 6. A well-designed lighting system creates ambiance and style for outdoor living. Mark Borst BSLA, CLT, is the president of Borst Landscape and Design borstlandscape.com

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