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B E R G E N H E A LT H & LIFE ■ A P R I L - M AY 2 0 0 9

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VOTE OUR 2009 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

THE HOME ISSUE

THE HOME ISSUE From blank to swank in Saddle River RUGS: Style underfoot FIND YOUR DESIGN ‘TIME’

Health Watch Pregnancy’s ‘rules’: fact or fiction? Know your vitamins Bergenites burning calories


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Knowledge. Skill. Experience. At Holy Name Hospital, our cardiologists understand heart disease and the importance of finding it early. Along with world-class physicians, we offer diagnostic technology that’s ahead of the curve—including cardiac PET/CT stress testing and CT angiography that can capture detailed images of your heart in just five seconds. If a blockage is diagnosed, our catheterization lab is ready and waiting to remove it at a moment’s notice. All are examples of how deeply we’re committed to healing hearts and saving lives. To make an appointment with a Holy Name Hospital cardiologist, call 877-HOLY-NAME (465-9626).

Healing begins here. • www.holyname.org • 718 Teaneck Road • Teaneck, NJ 07666

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KNOW THE SIGNS OF A HEART ATTACK AND STROKE. IT COULD SAVE A LIFE. The American Heart Association, American Stroke Association and Holy Name Hospital remind you to call 9-1-1 immediately at the signs of a heart attack or stroke. Acting quickly can save a life. Make a note of the time at which these symptoms first appear. It’s vital information for the emergency medical services team and the emergency room.

Signs of a Heart Attack Chest discomfort—Pain commonly occurs in the center of the chest and lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back. It can feel like an uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.

Signs of a Brain Attack or Stroke • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg—especially if these symptoms occur on one side of the body.

Discomfort in other areas of the upper body— Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.

• Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding

Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.

• Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes

Other signs—Breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness may also be signs of a heart attack.

• Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

Gender matters—As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain.

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GRAND OPENING ALNO| ENGLEWOOD April 2009

Come celebrate the debut of ALNO| ENGLEWOOD. Immerse yourself in progressive kitchen designs and innovations that highlight the refinement, precision and quality of fine German craftsmanship. This beautiful modern showroom features working ALNO kitchens integrated with the finest in appliances and accessories. For over 30 years, ALNO | ENGLEWOOD has been Northern New Jersey’s destination for those looking to create the ultimate dream kitchen.

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Contemporary Living Channel culinary creativity with a spread of seasonal ingredients and a contemporary living space by ALNO. ALNOGLOSS: cabinetry that is at the height of modern style and sophistication. As the epitome of elegance, this series features a palette of tantalizing colors including glossy whites, vanilla, and sleek black. Engage your senses to the fullest with LED lighting integration, matching entertainment units for enhanced sight and sound, and modern door hardware in metal, glossy chrome and glass to pull the look together. The time is ripe for a gourmet kitchen environment. To request a brochure please call 201.567.5533 or visit us at www.ALNOUSA.com

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52 April-May 2009 Features 36

Office romance In Hackensack, 18th-century charm was just what the doctor ordered.

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Starting from scratch

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QUIZ: What’s your design era?

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Well-dressed floors

How one designer turned bare walls and vast empty spaces into a cozy, cheerful haven.

We’ll tell you which time period suits you best and how to create that look in your own beloved abode.

20 Essential Bergen Quiche feast Our pick for the county’s best

is revealed!

23 Vote now! Our 2009 readers’ choice awards

26 Things we love Home, chic home Spots of luxury to brighten

your abode

28 Flash Never mind neutrals—these eye-catching area rugs give your rooms instant panache and personality.

52 Escapes /

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Captured moments around the county

30 Health watch · Sneaky calorie burns! · Pregnancy’s ‘rules’: Fact or fiction? · Spotlight on: Vitamins

Designer resorts

Fashion icons make travel trendy.

54 Bergen gourmet From France, with love Loving care is evident in every detail at Chef ’s Table in Franklin Lakes.

Departments 8 Editor’s letter 15 Bergen buzz · Deals within reach · Puppy love · Win! Portrait of a pooch · Antique mystique · Springtime sprucing · BlanQuette statement

58 Where to eat Your Bergen County dining guide

76 Shopping guide 78 Be there!

Local events you won’t want to miss

80 Faces of Bergen Open market COVER IMAGE : JUPITER IMAGES


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Editor’s LETTER

Interior delights WHAT ROOM IN YOUR HOME MAKES YOU happiest—and why? My own choice centers around comfort. More than any other part of the house, my bedroom feels like my personal domain, a stress-free haven where I can lose myself in a good book, listen to soothing tunes or collect my daily thoughts. I love its southern exposure, the golden color of the walls, the lush bed linens and the feel of the Persian rug underfoot. We invite you to share your own favorite spaces with us at www.bergenhealthandlife.com. We’ll publish a few of your submissions in an upcoming issue, so that you might inspire your neighbors to create a similarly beloved room. Interior designers, too, often have favorite rooms in the homes that they style. Such is the case in “Starting From Scratch” on page 40, in which designer Ellie Jacobs describes the library-like office she crafted in one Saddle River abode. Another showstopping design project can be found in “Office Romance,” page 36, where we showcase a physician’s office unlike any other. With authentic 18th-century adornments, the divine space will take you back to another era. Additional design inspiration can be found in both “Well-dressed Floors,” page 48, spotlighting eye-catching area rugs, and “Home, Chic Home,” page 26, where we’ve culled a few luxurious accessories. And for a dose of design guidance, turn to page 44, where you’ll find a visual quiz to help you pinpoint your design era of choice—plus tips on how to achieve that look throughout your house. Finally, we’re pleased to begin the voting for our annual readers’ choice awards! See the ballot on page 23. May you and everyone in your home enjoy the blossoming season before us.

RITA GUARNA Editor in Chief

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executive vice president, sales & marketing JOEL EHRLICH

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Bergen BUZZ YOUR GUIDE TO LOCAL TRENDS, TREASURES, PEOPLE & WELL-KEPT SECRETS

Deals within reach When Alice Squitieri needed hip furniture and accessories to decorate both her Edgewater home and her husband Dennis’ Paramus business, Bergen Jaguar, she headed to DESIGN WITHIN REACH ANNEX in Secaucus (201-325-8411, www.dwr.com)— and snagged some big-time deals. Among her best finds: A New Zealand wool Roses rug for $1,100, marked down from $2,800; an Eames molded plywood chair for $960, marked down from $1,200; and a Brno Tubular chair in black with a chromed steel frame for $900, marked down from $1,525. “They have everything, and everyone there is lovely to work with,” Squitieri raves. Known for selling sleek, modern classics by such famed designers as Knoll, Cassina and Herman Miller, Design Within Reach has locations around the country. But the 12,000-square-foot Secaucus facility is one of just three annexes, where the company offers discontinued products, new and damaged returns and studio samples at deep discounts. “It’s a huge showroom and we’ve got a little bit of everything—from classics to lighting to accessories,” says general Bertoia chair manager Hunter De La from Knoll Cruz. “People walk in and are amazed at our selection. And markdowns range from 20 to 70 percent.”

PUPPY LOVE Madison (age 12) and Logan (age 10) Grube, Ridgewood Chloe, English bulldog, age 1 How we met: “Last year my mom had a dream that my dad brought home a bulldog, so she brought up the idea at dinner and we decided we would go look at some from a breeder,” says Madison. “Although we were planning on getting a French bulldog, we spotted Chloe and knew we wanted her—she was so cute. Everyone thinks bulldogs are tough but she’s really a big mush.”

Play time: “I have an air hockey table in my room, and Chloe likes to hit the ball with her face,” says Logan. “One time my friends were over and she beat them all. We also like to play lacrosse outside. I’ll throw the bouncy ball and she’ll steal it and run away. Although she likes to run around outside, she probably lies around 23 hours out of the day!”

Close call: “Something crazy happened last May—my mom, Chloe and I were hit by a car crossing a street in town,” says Madison. “We weren’t badly injured, but Chloe was breathing heavily and bleeding, so we rushed her to the animal hospital. She was OK, but she broke her paw and had

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to stay there for two nights. Now she’s taking training classes to be a therapy dog so she can visit hospitals and nursing homes. She’ll be good at that because she’s lovable and cute and she loves people.”

Think your furry friend is the cutest in Bergen? Send us a picture of you with your pet and we might publish it in our pages. Mail the photo along with your name, address and telephone number to Bergen Health & Life, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645 or e-mail editor@wainscotmedia.com.

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Antique mystique “Our customers feel like they’re on a treasure hunt,” says Susie Maley, owner of ARK ANTIQUES in Moonachie (201935-9500, www.arkantiques.com). “We’re not a formal store but a warehouse where everything is for sale.” That includes a wide array of Chinese antiques from the Qing Dynasty (1644 to 1912), plus a “sprinkling” of Swedish clocks and other European antiques, all selected by Maley on yearly buying trips abroad. Among the current Asian offerings is a red lacquer bed from China that is crafted of elm wood with elegant carvings ($3,900). “It’s hard to find these beds in tact anymore,” says Maley, adding that “red lacquer represents happiness and love, while the carvings often tell stories about the owner.” Other finds include an 1850 walnut wood altar table ($3,200) and an 1855 four-panel elm wood screen from Beijing ($2,450). But you’ll find more than just antiques at Ark: The shop’s onsite craftsman also creates custom-built furniture from reclaimed pine. “We make sideboards, TV cabinets, armoires—you name it,” says Maley.

Springtime sprucing “People are often unsure of how to find a designer or hesitant to commit to one long-term,” says interior designer Karen Topjian, managing partner of MCM Designs in Englewood and president of the New Jersey chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. But now anxious homeowners can get design advice without a big commitment, thanks to NJASID’s SPRUCE IT UP! program (732787-5981, spruceitup@njasid.org). From May 1 to June 30, NJASID interior designers can come to your home for one- or two-hour consultations ($150 per hour). Participants complete a brief questionnaire, then are matched with an appropriate interior designer. “We’ll answer those perplexing design questions you have, like what paint colors to choose and how to use space effectively,” says Topjian. An added plus: A portion of the proceeds benefits local community-service endeavors.

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Quiche feast Was asparagus the key? We wanted to sample broccoli-and-cheese quiche from each of the spots on our list, but our winner—Janice a Bistro in HoHo-Kus—sold only Lorraine and asparagus varieties. We opted for the veggie and were glad we did!

The winner! J a n ic e a B is t r o

Here’s how our judges ranked our four finalists. JANICE A BISTRO, Ho-Ho-Kus

CLASSIC QUICHE CAFÉ, Teaneck

MAYWOOD MARKETPLACE, Maywood

CAFÉ ANGELIQUE, Tenafly

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$7.45

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$8.51

Appearance

“Lovely how asparagus spears are placed atop the quiche”

“A nice cheese top”

“Enticing”

“Day-glo cheese”

“Looks almost like a frittata”

“Too orange—gross”

“Great color, very appealing”

“Like pumpkin pie”

“A perfect-looking quiche”

“A bit messy”

“Very good”

“A cheese fiend’s dream” “Cheese on top overpowers it”

“Not a ton of flavor, but a good balance”

“Nice flavor”

“A perfect quiche”

“Creative, but a bit undercooked”

“Rich”

“Very light color”

Taste

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Texture

“Delicious”

“A little spicy, but I like that”

“Crust is too bland”

“Cheese is very sharp”

“Rich and flavorful, with a light, buttery crust”

“Lacking in distinction”

“Rather dull and undistinguished”

“Creamy”

“Firm but not mushy”

“Fluffy eggs”

“Soggy”

“Fluffy, smooth, silky”

“Crust is nice and thick”

“Bottom crust is too thick— “No real crust” not enough filling” “Nice broccoli florets” “Standard”

“Too wet” “A little too mushy for my taste”

Score, from 1 (low) to 10 (high)

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5.3

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4.1

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Readers’ choice

VOTE NOW! OUR 2009 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

Submit this form by May 31, or enter online at www.bergenhealthand life.com. Voters will be entered to win two tickets to a top Broadway show. The results will be revealed in our September issue and celebrated at Bergenfest 2009, set for September 24 at the Florentine Gardens in River Vale. We hope to see you there!

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FLASH IT WAS AN EVENING MAGNIFIQUE AS THE FRENCH Academy of Bergen County held its first annual dinner-dance. The academy, which currently runs preschool, kindergarten and afterschool programs, was raising funds in the hopes of launching a first grade. Madeleine’s Petite Paris in Northvale, meanwhile, hosted an event for Saint Baldrick’s Foundation, which has volunteers shave their heads to show solidarity with and raise funds for children with cancer. At the Sheraton Crossroads in Mahwah, the Northern New Jersey and Rockland County Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation held its seventh annual Dream Gala. Special Olympics New Jersey and the New York Giants held their third annual Snow Bowl Flag Football Tournament at Giants Stadium. And the Ramapo College Foundation hosted its 27th annual Distinguished Citizens Dinner at the Rockleigh Country Club.

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Sneaky calorie BURNS! WHO NEEDS THE GYM? AS THESE BERGENITES PROVE, EVERYDAY LIFE IS CHOCK-FULL OF HEALTHY ACTIVITIES

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HEALTH WATCH by Francesca Moisin

Pregnancy’s ‘rules’: FACT OR FICTION? OUR EXPERTS ASSESS 7 OFT-HEARD CLAIMS ABOUT WHAT TO AVOID WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING

WHAT’S A MOM-TO-BE TO DO? MYTHS abound about what’s safe and what’s unsafe when you’re pregnant, and yesterday’s conventional wisdom is sometimes debunked by today’s science. To root out the truth behind seven widely repeated credos, we asked three local physicians—Glenn Foley, M.D., of Ob/Gyn Associates of Bergen County in Montvale; Mary Kay Myers, M.D., of Valley Ob/Gyn Associates in Paramus; and Judi Gerardis, M.D., of Ob/Gyn PA in Hackensack—to separate reality from myth. Here’s their advice.

“Pregnant women should never fly.” altitudes will put too much pressure on the fetus, harming it or causing premature labor,” says Dr. Gerardis. “Airplane cabins are specially pressurized, so your baby is protected against the effects of high altitude.”

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“Pregnant women should never eat unpasteurized cheese.” Fact. “I always tell my pregnant patients to steer clear of unpasteurized or soft cheeses like brie, camembert, feta, Roquefort and goat cheese,” says Dr. Gerardis. These are made with raw milk, which may contain the bacterium listeria monocytogenes. If a woman ingests this, she runs the risk of developing listeriosis, an infection that can cross the placenta and cause miscarriage, premature delivery or infant death. Because the pasteurization process kills listeria, pasteurized cheeses such as cheddar, mozzarella, cream cheese and cottage cheese are perfectly safe for pregnant women—and they’re excellent sources of calcium too. Listeria can also be found in raw fruits and veg-

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Fiction. “It’s myth that traveling at high

For a non–high-risk pregnancy, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists permits air travel through 36 weeks. After that point the risk of going into labor increases and, as Dr. Gerardis quips, “airlines don’t really feel like landing in the middle of the ocean so you can deliver your baby.” Women who face any threat of miscarriage, bleeding or other complications should check with their doctor before flying. “Moms should also keep in mind that the high estrogen state associated with pregnancy increases your chances of developing a blood clot, especially if you’re sitting still on a long flight,” says Dr. Myers. It’s therefore important to stand up periodically, walk the aisles, use the restroom and perform basic leg movement exercises. Finally, “many of my ladies worry about going through airport security, but I tell them not to fear,” says Dr. Gerardis. “The small amount of radiation given off by those machines can cause no harm to mother or child.”


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etables, so all produce should be properly washed before eating. Deli meats and hot dogs are also potential listeria carriers, “but because cooking kills the bacteria, just make sure you boil those items before you eat them,” says Dr. Myers.

“Today’s advanced products make it safe to dye your hair while pregnant.” Fiction. “The bottom line is that I don’t know what’s in all the dyes, so I can’t say with absolute certainty that dyeing hair will cause no harm,” says Dr. Foley. Dr. Myers notes that “some physicians claim it’s perfectly safe, while others say the chemicals found in hair dye can leach into the body and harm the fetus.” But unless it’s absolutely necessary, says Dr. Gerardis, women should avoid dyeing their hair “or at least wait until after the first trimester, during which the majority of fetal organ growth occurs.” If you must color your locks, Dr. Myers says that natural vegetable dyes are preferable to chemical dyes. “And hair processing that doesn’t sit on the scalp—like highlights done with foil—are safer during pregnancy.” “Pregnant women should completely avoid alcohol.” Fact. “There’s really no such thing as a safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy,” says Dr. Myers—even small quantities may cause fetal alcohol syndrome. But what about the woman who doesn’t realize she’s pregnant until late in her first trimester? “I get many frantic calls from women who’ve had drinks on occasion for several weeks, but I explain that in most cases the danger from alcohol or drug exposure in the first trimester is pregnancy loss, not fetal alcohol syndrome,” says Dr. Myers. “So I just tell those patients to stop drinking completely from that point forward.” “Coffee must be strictly avoided during pregnancy.” Fiction. “This rule causes a lot of debate, because the studies on caffeine are quite mixed,” says Dr. Gerardis. A few

reports suggest there may be a higher risk of miscarriage associated with consuming more than three cups of coffee a day. “But no one clearly understands why this correlation may exist,” says Dr. Foley. “Because there are no convincing data showing that you can’t drink any coffee during pregnancy, I usually tell my patients to limit their intake to two caffeinated beverages a day,” adds Dr. Myers. “But if a woman eats large quantities of chocolate, which contains caffeine, she may want to stick to just one cup of coffee in the morning.”

“Pregnant women should never take hot baths.” Fact—with a caveat. “This is another tricky rule,” says Dr. Myers. If a woman’s core body temperature exceeds 101 degrees for a prolonged period (24 hours or more), it can potentially cause brain damage to the baby, explains Dr. Foley. So while there is no evidence that a warm bath (98 degrees or less) will have any negative effect on the fetus, “I tell my patients to avoid saunas and hot tubs, most of which have a temperature between 99 and 104 degrees,” says Dr. Myers. “And there’s no truth to the belief that a warm bath will cause premature labor,” adds Dr. Gerardis. In fact, warm water may help soothe sore muscles and reduce swelling in the arms and legs, says Dr. Foley. However, extra care should be taken when getting in and out of the tub. “When you’re pregnant your sense of balance may be off, and you don’t want to slip,” explains Dr. Gerardis.

“Pregnant women should not eat fish.” Fiction. “The issue here is mercury poisoning,” says Dr. Myers. “Some large fish, like shark, swordfish, tile fish and mackerel, tend to contain very high levels of mercury, and those should definitely be avoided.” But fish is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help with fetal brain development, so smaller varieties like salmon, flute, flounder, tilapia, dark tuna or cooked seafood are perfectly safe to consume. “Just make sure you limit your intake to 6 ounces twice a week,” says Dr. Foley. Don’t like fish? Don’t worry. “You can get your omega-3s from foods like flax seeds, nuts—especially walnuts—soybeans and eggs,” says Dr. Gerardis. ■

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Spotlight on: VITAMINS “Consuming a multivitamin supplement is no substitute for a healthy diet,” says Seattle-based researcher Marian Neuhouser, lead author of a recent study of multivitamin use in postmenopausal women. “The old adage ‘Eat

your vegetables’ still rings true.” Still, Americans spend $20 billion a year on vitamin supplements. But how many of us really know how these nutrients help? Here, a rundown of what various vitamins do, and how much is too much.

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Helps night vision; promotes growth and repair of bones, skin and hair; may prevent acne breakouts and dry eyes

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Helps build DNA, prevents birth defects

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Don’t be D-ficient! Recent studies point to a surprising array of benefits we may all get from vitamin D, already known for building bones and regulating calcium in the blood: PROTECTION AGAINST COLDS. In a study of nearly 19,000 American adults and teens, those with low blood levels of vitamin D were 40 percent more likely to have respiratory infections. MUSCLE POWER. In a British study of 99 girls ages 12 to 14, the ones with lower D levels—even if not deficient—had weaker legs than others and couldn’t jump as high. A BRAIN BOOST. Another British investigation tested 1,766 adults over 65 and found that those with lower levels of vitamin D were more likely to be cognitively impaired. FAT-FIGHTING. In a study of 90 Southern California women ages 16 to 22, 53 had vitamin D insufficiency—and were also heavier, with more body fat.

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ROMANCE IN HACKENSACK, 18TH-CENTURY CHARM WAS JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED

“I DIDN’T WANT IT TO LOOK LIKE AN office,” says David J. Bikoff, M.D, of the stunning Hackensack building that houses his plastic surgery practice. “I thought my patients would be more comfortable in a place that looked like a home.” And a breathtaking home at that. Boasting 14,000 square feet of space over four stories, the late Georgian-style brick-over-limestone building that Dr. Bikoff had built from the ground up was just part one of his undertaking. A selfproclaimed “lifelong student of architecture and interior design,” the doctor took the opportunity to satisfy his passion for 18th-century style— specifically, that of legendary Scottish architect and designer Robert Adam—while providing a fitting setting to showcase selections from his 500-piece Wedgwood jasperware collection. Still, his vision—furnishings and materials “as close to real 18th century as possible”—had some limitations. “Obviously in an exam room you can’t have period furniture—you have to be able to sterilize and clean the exam tables and things like that,” he says. “But in the common areas—the hallways, the waiting room, the reception area and my personal office, for instance—I thought it could work.” For expert guidance, Dr. Bikoff called on designer Camille Waldron of Camille Waldron LEFT, the stunning plasterwork is the doctor’s favorite part of his personal office, which showcases a number of Wedgwood pieces. RIGHT, the Robert Adam–style waiting room is awash in Wedgwood-inspired hues.

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Mahogany cabinetry and hunter-green marble make an elegant impression in the doctor’s private bathroom.

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“She would shop extensively and show me the best of what she found, and then I’d pick,” he says, adding that he bought much of the antique furniture himself at auction. Her mission in hand, Waldron began by establishing a color scheme. “We decided to go with traditional Wedgwood colors—blue, green, pink, lavender and black,” she says. This soothing palette was common in late 18th-century interior design and formed a fitting complement for Dr. Bikoff ’s Wedgwood, Waldron explains. “He has a tremendous collection, and we wanted to show that off.” The use of color is perhaps best seen in the stunning waiting room, designed to resemble an Adam-style anteroom with both antique and reproduction furnishings. A custom-designed flower arrangement in a blue Wedgwood vase forms an eye-catching focal point; this is set atop a mahogany table etched in a rotten-stone gold and flanked by two mahogany benches upholstered in lavender fabric. “The little benches are mostly for children so they can play on the table’s glass top,” Waldron explains. Underfoot, a custom-made commercial-grade carpet with spots of lavender, cream and light and dark blue creates a serene backdrop for more Wedgwood selections, including two white porcelain lamps near the windows and blue medallions, which Waldron had installed in the white antique fireplace. Silk Scalamandré window drapes also offer a taste of the period: “They’re designed with those same swags, jabots, rosettes and tiebacks,” says Waldron. A crystal Schonbek chandelier dangles from the breathtaking ceiling, which features original plaster


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medallions painted in a kaleidoscope of colors. “This isn’t the stuff you’d buy in your local home store— this is real plaster made and put up the way they did in the 1700s,” says Dr. Bikoff. Adds Waldron, “Finding craftsmen skilled in the art of fine plasterwork was one of our challenges.” But the outcome was well worth the effort, in the doctor’s opinion. Indeed, the elaborate plasterwork along the ceiling and wall border is his favorite part of his personal office. “I never get tired of just sitting back and looking up; it’s absolutely spectacular,” Dr. Bikoff says. Green reigns in this room, and the custom carpet provides a soft contrast to the masculine mahogany furniture. Lamps and other Wedgwood china are scattered throughout the space, including atop the antique fireplace, which stands on a light-green marble hearth. A Baccarat chandelier and green silk drapes by Old World Weavers featuring an Adam design complete the space. That green-and-dark-wood motif continues in the doctor’s adjoining bathroom, where accessories from his collection are displayed on a hunter-green marble sink set amid mahogany cabinetry. A green Wedgwood light fixture mounted on a wallpapered ceiling illuminates the room below, including brass faucets, a cream porcelain floor with dark squares and toile walls. The ladies’ powder room, naturally, is more feminine. The mahogany vanity features a light-colored granite top and a white sink painted with a gold bow. Brass-and-crystal sconces also hang from the mirrors, which reflect the regal teal and gold wallpaper. Those Wedgwood pastels are exchanged for some delicate drama in the black-and-gold stairway. Here a large a triptych scene made of Zuber wallpaper steals the show, though Waldron admits mounting it was “a story in itself. We had to put the wallpaper up first and then put the frame around it because you’d never be able to get the framed image up the staircase,” she says. Other eye-catching touches include an Empire chandelier, Lincrusta molding and elaborate plasterwork. A wrought-iron-and-bronze staircase leads visitors to a unique mahogany door, which opens to the main office vestibule. “The door is a reproduction of one Robert Adam designed in 1768 for the Lansdowne House in London,” says Waldron. “The original is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” Soft hues make a comeback in the four treatment rooms, each of which pays homage to a different

Wedgwood color: “The women always want to go in the lavender and pink rooms, and the men like the green and blue rooms,” Waldron says with a laugh. Now that the two-year design process is completed, Dr. Bikoff says he’s “extremely pleased” with the final result. And Waldron’s work has won kudos from her peers as well, earning her a first-place award in the healthcare category from the American Society of Interior Designers’ New Jersey chapter. As for Dr. Bikoff ’s patients, they’ve offered some colorful praise that validates his vision. “Some have said this is the most beautiful office they’ve ever seen,” he reports. “And about one in 10 tell me they’d like to live here.” ■

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A BLANK CANVAS HAS ITS PROS AND CONS. Take this expansive new-construction Saddle River home: With 25-foot ceilings, vast white walls and a profusion of windows, the impressive abode offered endless décor possibilities, but it was a task too daunting for the homeowners to undertake alone. So the couple called on Ellie Jacobs of Greenbaum Interiors, Paterson, to bring a cozy touch to their sprawling space. “They told me, ‘Make this very large home comfortable, elegant and livable,’” says Jacobs. Her response: to dress the rooms in traditional English and French furnishings and a palette of warm colors. For the living room—perhaps the home’s most cavernous space—Jacobs had a trick up her sleeve, but kept it to herself at first: “I could see red working well in the room, but I didn’t suggest that until the rest of the room was completed,” she says. “When people have a new house and a lot to do, it’s easier to start with white walls. Then I asked the wife, and she went for the red. It just warms the room right up.” Also adding warmth are a stone fireplace and cushy furniture at the room’s center. “The two traditional English sofas came from the homeowners’

In the soaring living room, red walls add instant warmth while sheer curtains allow maximum light to filter in. Among the room’s furniture are sofas from the couple’s previous home, now reupholstered, and a book-front mahogany console (below right).

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previous residence, but we reupholstered them in a creamy, bone-colored fabric with beautiful silk mohair fringes,” says Jacobs. A black grand piano, also from the former home, blends seamlessly with a stunning imported Oriental screen. “I had my heart set on using that screen,” says Jacobs. “I knew that with the high ceilings it would be lovely.” A reproduction mahogany book-front console and a rich wooden desk with a red wooden chair add character to the corners, while a large contemporarystyle custom wool rug adds dashes of red, cream, black and tan. Allowing ample light to shine through a wall of glass doors and windows was another priority. “The homeowners wanted to bring the outside view in, so we

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25 feet. Two large custom iron lanterns dangle over the kitchen islands, while a brass chandelier crafted with deep cobalt blue glass lights up the breakfast table. The finished product is a cozy kitchen perfect for whipping up a home-cooked meal—except when guests are over. “There’s actually a prep kitchen down the hall where the cooking takes place when the homeowners entertain,” says Jacobs. “This keeps the regular kitchen neat so people can sit around the counters and talk.” The residents also enjoy quiet time in their library-style home office. “This is my favorite room in the house,” says Jacobs, who dressed the space in “autumn shades” of tan, brown, red and green—all drawn from an antique Oriental carpet placed in the center of the room. Anchoring the space is a custom Victorian-style tufted brown leather sofa with bun feet and a custom coffee table with wooden legs and a “creamy white”

stone top. A swivel-base desk chair upholstered in butterscotch leather lights up the corner desk area, while wooden walls, dark-stained cabinetry and light-brown Pierre Deux wallpaper placed between ceiling beams add to the rustic library feel. “I love doing papered ceilings—it really gives warmth,” says the designer. To keep the room dim, silk curtains with yellow, green and red checks are draped over the high windows. “This room is in constant use,” says Jacobs. “The owners just love it.” Today, the couple relishes the cozy feel of their grand abode. But like any work of art, there’s always room for improvement. “We’ve never really finished,” says the designer. “We got it nicely done, but then starting adding things as we went along to make it more personal. But since this couple has lovely taste, it’s been a real pleasure.” ■

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RESULTS MOSTLY “A”s: 19th-CENTURY TRADITIONAL You like a comfortable-but-formal setting, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuffy. After all, a number of lively styles—Regency, Victorian, American Empire— commingled during this era. Today’s interpretation allows for a refreshing, eclectic look that maintains a classic aesthetic. WHAT TO LOOK FOR: • Grand furniture with soft, smooth lines, modest curves and classical symmetry • A profusion of patterns, often florals and plaids • Materials such as marble, polished mahogany and rosewood and luxurious fabrics • Embellishments such as carvings, decorative accents and gilding • Rich, dark colors • An abundance of furniture and other decorative objects—lamps, figurines, elaborate draperies, urns, large patterned rugs, ornamental globes

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MOSTLY “B”s: ART DECO Elegance and industry converged in the ’20s and ’30s, creating spaces both exotic and opulent, grand and graceful. Those in search of a dash of glam need look no further than the splendid, look-at-me showpieces from this chic era. WHAT TO LOOK FOR: • Beveled mirrored surfaces • Motifs such as rays, “stepped” forms and curves • Bold, saturated colors • Light and dark woods together, wood inlays • Exotic pieces with Asian and African influences • Strong geometric patterns, plus stylized florals and figures • Materials such as ebony, lacquer, mother-of-pearl, metal and glass

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MOSTLY “C”s: 1950s AND ’60s Plastic and color don’t scare you. You are a risk-taker and love all things that pop! Clothing fashions of the time greatly influenced this design style, and it evokes the era: uninhibited, playful and just plain cool. WHAT TO LOOK FOR: • Fun colors such as aqua, yellow, red, blue and mint green • Futuristic-looking forms • Rounded, asymmetrical, parabolic shapes • Simple, Scandinavian-influenced shapes • Oversized florals • Bold pop art touches, with dashes of kitsch and humor • Materials such as plastic, acrylic, teak, plywood and chrome

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FROM LEFT Who says stained glass is for lamps and windows alone? Get the look underfoot with the 100-knot Glass rug by Tibetano, $100 per square foot, made of wool with silk accents. It comes in custom colors and sizes up to 25 feet wide. From Odegard’s Artist collection, this striking black-and-white rug—modeled after a work by Belgian artist Narcisse Tordoir—is made of hand-spun, -knotted and -carded Himalayan wool, $11,200 for an 8-foot by 10-foot version. Nature and abstract art collide in the colorful Pokeweed Encounter rug by Amy Helfand, $11,200 for 7 feet by 10 feet, crafted of hand-knotted Tibetan wool and Chinese silk. Get a dose of the outdoors with Grass by Graviti Zone Rugs, $3,400 for an 8-foot 5-inch by 5-foot 6-inch rug, featuring darkgreen blades on a light-green background, made of hand-tufted New Zealand wool. continued


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FROM LEFT Inspired by the famed quilts of Gee’s Bend, Ala., this limited edition 8-foot 5-inch by 11-foot 8-inch rug from ABC Carpet & Home, $6,999, is handmade in Turkey with 100-percent wool textile fragments. The whimsical spirals of the Calabasas rug from Rug Art’s Botanic collection, $6,800 for 9 feet in diameter, were inspired by the blooms of the Mexican Hat wildflower. Sold to the trade only. Add a burst of color with the bright-orange Parqué rug by Alicia D. Keshishian, $106 per square foot, made of hand-carded and hand-spun Tibetan wool with silk accents. Custom colors and sizes available. Everything’s coming up Mums and Asters in this playful Tibetan wool offering from Kim Parker for The Rug Company, $6,125 for a 10-foot by 7-foot rug. ■ For stores that carry the product lines shown, see our shopping guide on page 76.

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Designer resorts FASHION ICONS MAKE TRAVEL TRENDY The leading names in fashion are no longer content merely dressing you and your home—they’re now bringing their distinctive styles to a host of luxurious resorts around the globe. Here, a glimpse at three sumptuous hotels, each on a different continent, as conceptualized by a trio of beloved style maestros.

ROUND HILL HOTEL & VILLAS Montego Bay, Jamaica Set upon a former sugar plantation overlooking the bright Caribbean, this resort‘s 18th-century–inspired great house and 27 villas were renovated and designed by Ralph Lauren, who captured the island’s tropical temperament via luxuriously outfitted,

accented with bright punches of pink and blue. $410–$1,490

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PALAZZO VERSACE Gold Coast, Australia Donatella Versace brings a hefty dash of Italian splendor to her striking Down Under hotel, from the golden columns and massive chandelier in the grand marble lobby to the warm, rich fabrics and classically elegant furnishings that adorn the 205 guest rooms.

$300–$2,800 a night, double occupancy

ARMANI HOTEL DUBAI Dubai, United Arab Emirates Slated to open later this year in the much-

COURTESY OF PALAZZO VERSACE; COURTESY OF ARMANI HOTEL DUBAI

ballyhooed Burj Dubai—set to become the world’s tallest building—this 160room cosmopolitan oasis from Giorgio Armani will be gracefully styled in urbane colors, superior materials and sophisticated furnishings, all overlooking the bustling new Downtown Burj Dubai district below.

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expect a refined presentation. We opened our appetites with the asparagus and exotic mushrooms. The nicely seasoned green stalks were arranged in a neat bundle, the mushrooms creating a stripe across them. Shiitake, oyster and Portobello mushrooms, reduced to their essential goodness, commingled nicely. The onion and leek tart is a pretty little round housed in puff pastry. Surprisingly mild, the dish contains no pungent herbs or strong goat cheese to overpower the bulbs’ flavor. It seems Chef Baills intentionally keeps the onion and leek from caramelizing so they become one with the simple creamy custard. A salad of endive, radicchio and Roquefort is exquisite. Arranged almost as if a salade composée— quartered endives create a star that surrounds the radicchio, with sensuous, tangy Roquefort crumbles becoming a delightful crown—it’s dressed with a lively Pommery mustard vinaigrette. Also beautifully arranged are the diver scallops— a mound of five creates the center circle on a large dinner plate. It’s surrounded by a smoky veal reduction, then a piping of silky mashed potatoes forming the outermost ring. Carrot slices, French bean snips and small zucchini A DEVOTED ATTENTION TO DETAIL. THAT’S triangles alternate around the edge of the plate in a fanwhat you notice when you enter Chef ’s Table, a French ciful garnish. And the flavor? Impeccable! The scallops restaurant tucked in the corner of the bland Franklin are fresh, moist and sweet, and their plate-mates make Square strip mall in Franklin Lakes. From the lacy curthem taste fuller and richer. tains to the many paintings to the Provençal palette of blue Baills’ wife runs the front of the intimate 45-seat and cream, it’s clear that chef-owner Claude Baills wants restaurant, and she encouraged us to order the calves’ liver you to feel at home. Even the sign askspecial, as it’s not often on the menu. ing patrons to wait for the front door Indeed, the three slices of buttery C h e f ’s Ta b l e to close before opening the second liver, fanned out and accompanied by 754 Franklin Avenue, Franklin Lakes; door into the dining room shows how mini-fans of carrots, tender roasted 201-891-6644; www.chefstablenj.com much he thinks about the diner. potatoes and green beans, are not to Baills opened this gem in be missed. Sautéed in a Madeira Hours 1998, after working at the New York sauce and served with caramelized LUNCH: Tuesday through Friday, restaurants Laurent and Lutece and, onions, the meat becomes very nearly noon–1:30 p.m. on this side of the Hudson, at the dessert-like. DINNER: Tuesday through Thursday, Ho-Ho-Kus Inn. Yet when he comes 5–8:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, As for the actual desserts, 5–9 p.m.; Sunday, 5–8 p.m. out to greet guests with a blue kerbased on our selections—crêpes filled chief tied around his neck, it’s obviwith vanilla ice cream and topped What you should know ous his soul has never strayed far with fresh caramel sauce and slivered • Entrées average $28 from his native France. toasted almonds, as well as a buttery • BYO Hence, a menu that is true to apple tarte tatin—they’re a must-try. • Reservations recommended his roots. On Saturdays and Sundays, As my companion said upon scoop• Handicapped accessible cassoulet; on any day, escargots, duck, ing up the last of the luscious • Mastercard, Visa and Diners Club steak—and plenty of butter and garcaramel, “If it were socially acceptable accepted lic. And no matter what you order, to lick the plate, I would!” ■

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If you’ve got a craving, there’s a dining establishment in Bergen County (or nearby) that will satisfy it. Turn to this listing next time you want a wonderful meal out. AIRMONT, N.Y. CITRUS GRILLE Contemporary American cuisine. · 430 E. Saddle River Rd., Airmont, N.Y. · 845-352-5533

ALLENDALE RESTAURANT L Eclectic cuisine. · 9 Franklin Tpk., Allendale · 201-785-1112 SAVINI Italian cuisine. · 168 W. Crescent Ave., Allendale · 201-760-3700

CARLSTADT IL VILLAGGIO Italian dining. · 651 Rt. 17 North, Carlstadt · 201-935-7733

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y. JADE VILLAGE Japanese and Chinese cuisine. · 606 South Pascack Rd., Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. · 845-735-1188

CLOSTER HARVEST BISTRO & BAR French/new American fare. · 252 Schraalenburgh

Rd., Closter · 201-750-9966 PAULIE’S American/Mediterranean casual dining. · 171 Schraalenburgh Rd.,

Closter · 201-767-1242

And of course… the perfect pint of Murphy’s Irish Red

CRESSKILL GRIFFIN’S BAR & EATERY American fare. · 44 E. Madison Ave., Cresskill ·

201-541-7575 HANAMI Chinese/Japanese cuisine. · 41 Union Ave., Cresskill · 201-567-8508

Winner of Bergen Health & Life Essential Bergen Best Chili in Bergen County!

TW’S PLACE Italian/American fare. · 172 Piermont Rd., Cresskill · 201-816-8988 UMEYA Japanese cuisine. · 156 Piermont Rd., Cresskill · 201-816-0511

DUMONT IL MULINO Northern Italian cuisine featuring sea bass. · 132 Veterans Plz., Dumont · 201-384-7767

EAST RUTHERFORD PARK AND ORCHARD RESTAURANT International dishes. · 240

An ideal spot for all occasions Party room available

Hackensack St., East Rutherford · 201-939-9292 SORRENTO’S Southern Italian dishes. · 132 Park Ave., East Rutherford · 201-

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EDGEWATER THE CRAB HOUSE Affordable riverside dining with Manhattan views. · 541 River Rd., Edgewater · 201-840-9311 KINARA Northern Indian cuisine. · 880 River Rd., Edgewater · 201-313-0555 LA VECCHIA NAPOLI Traditional southern Italian cuisine. · 2 Hilliard Ave., Edgewater · 201-941-6799 THE RIVER PALM TERRACE Classic steak house. · 1416 River Rd., Edgewater ·

201-224-2013 ROBERTO’S II Gourmet Italian. · 936 River Rd., Edgewater · 201-224-2524

ELMWOOD PARK TROVATO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT Italian cuisine with fresh pasta. · 206 Rt. 46

East, Elmwood Park · 201-797-7552

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ENGLEWOOD BAUMGART’S CAFE American and Chinese dishes in a retro ‘50s setting. ·

45 E. Palisade Ave., Englewood · 201-569-6267 BLUE MOON MEXICAN CAFE Traditional Mexican dishes. · 21 E. Palisade

Ave., Englewood · 201-541-0600 ENGLEWOOD DINER Salads, Italian specials, steaks. · 54-56 Engle St.,

Englewood · 201-569-8855 SMOKE CHOPHOUSE Steaks, seafood and cigars. · 36 Engle St., Englewood

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461-5041 GRISSINI TRATTORIA Elegant Italian eatery. ¡ 484 Sylvan Ave., Englewood

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Hackensack ¡ 201-342-4747 MAGGIANO'S LITTLE ITALY Fine Italian fare. ¡ 70 Riverside Sq., Hackensack ¡

201-221-2030 THE RESTAURANT American eclectic fare. ¡ 160 Prospect Ave., Hackensack ¡

201-678-1100 RUDYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S RESTAURANT Continental cuisine. ¡ 107 Anderson St., Hackensack ¡

201-489-4831 THE SEA SHACK RESTAURANT Friendly, casual seafood eatery. ¡ 293 Polifly

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HARRINGTON PARK DINOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S RESTAURANT Contemporary Italian cuisine. ¡ 12 Tappan Rd., Harrington Park ¡ 201-767-4245

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS IVY INN Continental cuisine in a romantic setting. ¡ 268 Terrace Ave.,

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HAWORTH ANDIAMO Eclectic Italian fare. ¡ 23 Hardenburgh Ave., Haworth ¡ 201-384-1551 continued

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53 W. Passaic St., Rochelle Park · 201-843-1250 VILLA ROBERTO RISTORANTE Fine Italian cuisine.

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MARTINI GRILL European-inspired dishes and gourmet cocktails. · 187 Hackensack St., WoodRidge · 201-939-2000

WYCKOFF ALDO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT Italian fare. · 393

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