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Established in 1996, the James Yarosh Associates Fine Art Gallery was founded upon and remains loyal to its vision: to represent fine art for art’s sake and to curate gallery collections and thoughtfully present art and interior design specification with an artist’s eye and understanding. Yarosh, an artist and well-published interior designer, offers a full-scale gallery and design center. Yarosh travels the world, studying how the greatest museums display their art, and visits artists’ homes to understand how the artists themselves live with their art. This study on both grand and small scale helps inform Yarosh’s work with his clients. Yarosh’s trademark ability is integrating art and design, resulting in visual excitement while allowing both disciplines to still stand on their own merits.

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morristown on the aegean With layered lighting and lush detail, a designer turns a mansion bedroom into an enticing seaside dreamscape.

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features setting for a second act | 50

A new retiree forges a fresh start in an elegant, urban apartment.

who’s in the kitchen?| 58 Designers Hilary Hefner and Michelle Rosen add a little West Coast style to a Westfield home. Photo by Vic Wahby.

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In the room they saved to redo last, a Tenafly family finally has space to gather.

all together now | 62

A modern renovation in the historic heart of Montclair gives this family of five more family time.

delighting dad | 74

A single father gets the bright, modern bathroom he craves, thanks to a designer with a penchant for patterns.

deco dazzler | 78

A Newark hotel renovation honors the building’s early 20th-century roots by adding a modern spin to Art Deco style.

westfield, meet west coast | 86

Returning to New Jersey from Los Angeles, the family wanted a house with a fun and free-spirited SoCal vibe—and that’s just what they got.

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This issue of NJ Home features great spaces for the family—and for you! What’s up, what’s new and what to do.

Because they’re see-through, acrylic accent tables make spaces appear bigger and brighter as they preserve sight lines. In tight spots, they can be a game changer!

real estate | 22

express yourself | 98

the guide | 15 Bring the outside in—or the inside out?—in these sprawling homes with partially enclosed porches so you can enjoy the great outdoors year-round.

material world | 24 These sleek leather pieces have gotten under our skin.

hot stuff | 26 Roar into fall with these indulgent pieces that evoke the 1920s.

trend report | 28 These pieces won’t come to life—but they’ll bring plenty of it when added to your home.

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gatherings | 102 The best interior designers in the state convene at ASID’s annual Design Excellence Awards.

finishing touch | 104 A dramatic fire sphere can provide the spark your patio needs to conquer backyard boredom.

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new & noteworthy | 30 Flexible favorites, swivel chairs take you where you want to go.

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fine art | 32 We’re not horsing around when it comes to these stylish steeds.

vintage finds | 34

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nother autumn is now underway, and if you’re like me, you’re silently pleading with the powers-that-be to protect our homes from the ravages of nor’easters, tropical storm what’sher-name and other meteorological disasters. But once I’ve convinced myself that I’ve done everything possible to secure my home, I stop worrying (Mother Nature will have her way anyway) and ponder more pleasurable coldweather pursuits: sipping hot cider by the fire, making batches of soups for my family and inviting friends over for a fall feast. As you’ll see from our cover, we’ve featured a dining room, one that’s intimate and clublike and fosters togetherness. (See the whole house in “Westfield, Meet West Coast” on page 86.) And when I think about what ties all the beautiful spaces in this issue together, it’s homes that inspire everyone to gather round to

enjoy each other’s company. All of the rooms are amenity-filled and reflect a range of styles, plus they’re designed for comfort, of course. And it’s no surprise that open floor plans continue to be popular because they make rooms appear more spacious, encourage flow and inspire togetherness. But there’s also something to be said for not having to design for an endless expanse of space and for being able to sneak away to be alone. Don’t get me wrong. I love a setup where folks can be prepping a meal while chatting with friends nearby in the family room. But I’m also all for secluding myself away from activity to read a few chapters of a great new book, play a round of Words with Friends or make a past-due phone call. Yes, I want it both ways. And so should you. That’s why I adore the master bedroom that Maria K. Bevill created for a showhouse in Morristown. With décor inspired by Greek shores and an intimate space for lounging, the room is meant to inspire “comfort and relaxation”—ideal conditions in which to escape from daily realities. Turn to “Morristown on the Aegean” on page 68 to see the results and read about Bevill’s project. There’s no better place to seek seclusion than in a soaking bathtub, and that’s exactly what a single dad got when he revamped his Franklin Lakes bathroom. Designer Danielle Palmadessa equipped the room with a modern shower complete with oversized rain shower head, dual vanities and a mix of glass and marble tiles. But that tub is the showstopper, the perfect getaway and place for privacy. Check out the indoor oasis in “Delighting Dad” on page 74. While solitude provides me with some peace and comfort, I believe a beautiful home should be shared with family and friends. This issue of NJ Home has plenty of stories and design ideas that uphold the idea of togetherness. I hope you and your houseguests enjoy all of them.

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Lifestyle editor HALEY LONGMAN editorial assistant GIANNA BARONE art director VICTORIA BEALL Contributing editors MARISA SANDORA CARR, LESLIE GARISTO PFAFF, DONNA ROLANDO, NAYDA RONDON Contributing Photographers PAUL S. BARTOLOMEW, JOHN BESSLER, JASON HOOD, KATE MANGIN, PETER RYMWID, VIC WAHBY PUBLISHING STAFF Publisher THOMAS FLANNERY advertising account executives KAREN AZZARELLO, JODI BRUKER, CHRISTIE COLVILLE, BRIDGET JULIANO, MARY LIMA, MARY MASCIALE, MAURA HUNTER TEMPLETON

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Director of production and circulation STEVE SANBORN Advertising Services director JACQUELYNN FISCHER graphic designer, ad services VIOLETA MULAJ production Art associate CHRIS FERRANTE Accounting AGNES ALVES, MEGAN FRANK, RANDY TASHJIAN communications manager CATHERINE ROSARIO PUBLISHED BY Chairman CARROLL V. DOWDEN President & CEO MARK DOWDEN Senior Vice Presidents SHAE MARCUS, CARL OLSEN Vice Presidents NIGEL EDELSHAIN, THOMAS FLANNERY, RITA GUARNA NJ HOME magazine is published by Wainscot Media, 1 Maynard Drive, Park Ridge, NJ 07656. Copyright © 2019 by Wainscot Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Editorial Contributions: Write to Editor, NJ HOME, 1 Maynard Drive, Park Ridge, NJ 07656; telephone 201.782.5730; email rita.guarna@wainscotmedia .com. The magazine is not responsible for the return or loss of unsolicited submissions. Subscription Services: To inquire about a subscription, reprint of an article, please write to NJ HOME, Circulation Department, 1 Maynard Drive, Park Ridge, NJ 07656; telephone 201.573.5541; email steve.sanborn@ wainscotmedia.com. Advertising Inquiries: Contact Thomas Flannery at 201.571.2252 or thomas.flannery@wainscotmedia.com.

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THE LATEST REPORTS ON THE DESIGN OF HOMES AND THEIR INTERIORS AND FURNISHINGS.

GUSTLIN IS HUSTLIN’

TILE STYLE

An impressive collection of fine and contemporary art awaits you just over the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. The famed Canfin Gallery in Tarrytown, N.Y., is dedicating an exhibit this fall to the “New Works” of San Franciscobased artist Jylian Gustlin. Gustlin is known for her colorful, mixedmedia paintings of geometric shapes and figures, which almost pop off the canvas with a multidimensional fluidity. The exhibit runs Oct. 12–Nov. 10, 2019. • Canfin Gallery, 39 Main St., Tarrytown, N.Y., 914.332.4554

Much like a portrait or a sculpture, tiles can tell a story and add an artistic dimension to a room. And that’s certainly true for Much Love Me, the debut tile collaboration between artisan tile brand Clé and South African artist Ruan Hoffmann. This collection features hand-drawn designs such as flowers and shapes on each 12x12 tile, and they’re interchangeable to fit any space. They also come in two neutral colors: charcoal and Delft blue. Visit cletile.com.

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These new cups are perfect for a coffee break with the girls. The new illy Art Collection’s espresso and cappuccino cups and saucers are designed by Italian artist Olimpia Zagnoli, and inspired by and dedicated to women. Each of the six cups features an illustration of a different gal, with her own point of view and story to tell over coffee and a pastry. No matter which of these six “sisters” you identify with most, they’ll all be a hit.

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WHEN FOOD MEETS FUNCTION

Finally, the perfect way to combine your love for carbs with your passion for home design. Enter the “Pampshade,” a light for your home made out of real, hollowed-out bread. The innovative light source is the brainchild of Japanese baker-turned-artist Yukiko Morita. She hated seeing so many loaves go to waste, so in a lightbulb moment, she found a new use for her hand-baked croissants and baguettes. But don’t worry— these breads won’t go stale. Morita first coats them in resin, then removes the insides and finally sticks LED lights and batteries inside. Thus the Pampshade was created, and it comes in different shapes and sizes—there’s even a clock made out of naan. The Pampshade was on exhibit in August at Shoppe Object, an art show in New York City; you can order your own one-of-a-kind, made-in-Japan Pampshade online at pampshade.com. Dare we say this may be the greatest thing since sliced bread?

BATHE IN WOOD

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We’re not about to tell you that crisp white bathrooms are out of style, but knock on wood, the wooden bathrooms of yesteryear are making a comeback as we round out 2019. There are a few notable benefits to having a wooden tub in your bathroom rather than a ceramic one, aside from just going against the grain. Aesthetically, the woodsy look adds luxurious texture and color to a typically sterile bathroom, and wood nicely complements industrial, farmhouse or vintage styles. As far as comfort is concerned, wooden tubs are typically deeper than other tubs. Plus, wood retains heat longer than ceramic does, so it’s the obvious choice when you want to soak and unwind in a warm bath after a long day. Finally, you get your money’s worth with a wooden tub, as they’re built to last. Visit your local kitchen and bath store or The Home Depot to see if a wooden tub is the right fit for your lifestyle and space. (Many stores will customize these tubs to your tastes and specifications.) Then bask in that well-deserved relaxation.

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A GLOBAL TREND

It’s easy to display the treasures you collected during your treks around the world, but why not show off some of your own handiwork? Artists are turning old globes into pendant lights and using them to illuminate home offices, libraries or even dining room tables. You can unlock your inner artist and master by following these simple instructions:

1. Remove a globe from its stand. 2. Place the globe in a large bowl to keep it from rolling around. 3. Cut an opening in the top of the globe. Flip it over and repeat for the bottom of the globe, but this hole should be larger, about the size of your pendant light.

4. Use sandpaper to scrape away any rough edges around the holes. 5. Drill holes into the globe on your favorite cities, so the light shines through there. 6. Feed the pendant light through the holes. 7. Add an LED bulb, and you’re done!

A TAYLORMADE CRUISE

How does a three-day transatlantic luxury cruise departing from England sound? How about that same cruise, but with many of Elizabeth Taylor’s belongings on board? Travelers who buy tickets for Cunard’s flagship liner Queen Mary 2 departing on Oct. 18 out of Southampton will get an exclusive preview of the late star’s glamorous lifestyle and be able to bid on the icon’s home décor, jewelry, art, clothing and wigs in the exhibit “Property from the Lifestyle of Elizabeth Taylor.” From Dec. 6–8, remaining items from Taylor’s personal vault will be auctioned off at the Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills. To book your ticket and to learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime cruise opportunity, contact Cunard at 800.728.6273 or visit cunard.com.

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OCTOBER HOME SALES

Looking to start fresh for fall in a new home? Consider New Jersey Realtors’ real estate stats from last October while you’re scoping out the market:

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The number of single-family homes sold for $5 million or more since October 2018.

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New listings in October 2018, up 9.7 percent from the previous year.

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MUST-READS

You’ll get more stylish sleep—or at least be inspired to sleep more beautifully—after sifting through art collector and curator Celia Forner’s new tome, Bedtime: Inspirational Beds, Bedrooms & Boudoirs (Vendome Press, $35). Forner gives readers a peek into the bedrooms of royals, designers, decorators and hotels, and even into fictional bedrooms featured on stage and in movies. The book offers inspiration for designers and regular folk alike who may be looking to spice things up—design-wise, of course—in the most romantic room of the house. Speaking of romantic, the Nov. 15 release The House of Glam: Lush Interiors and Design Extravaganza (Gestalten, $69) will make you want to go the glamorous, maximalist route in your home. The coffee-table book highlights exciting homes around the world that embody this new design movement, described as a contemporary interpretation of Art Deco and classic ’50s and ’60s Hollywood filmsets. In addition to photos of real homes influenced by the style, The House of Glam profiles the designers and studios at the forefront of this new interior design initiative. Finally, ogle some seriously stunning architecture and design when Luxury Home Design (Images Publishing, $49), co-authored by residential and commercial architects Jaspar Jansen and Jeroen Dellensen, hits shelves and online retailers this December. The guys’ book highlights more than 40 design projects that epitomize modern, luxurious design, with encapsulating photos of each room and brief descriptions of the inspiration behind each.

A DREAM COLLABORATION

For the first time, you can set a table—or an entire room or home, for that matter—with your favorite Schumacher patterns. The company is known for its signature designs such as vibrant ikats, Chiang Mai Dragon, Chinois Fret and Scallop Filigree on textiles, fabrics, wallpapers and trims. But its new collab with Williams Sonoma brings these whimsical patterns to life in dinnerware, linens, upholstered furniture, home décor accessories and more. The entire collection is available online, but check your nearby Williams Sonoma store too.

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NOW JASON WU DOES SOFAS TOO

Fashion designer Jason Wu has become famous for classic silhouettes, dressing the likes of Michelle Obama, Meghan Markle and Reese Witherspoon. Now the Taiwanese-Canadian artist is venturing out into furniture design, having released a line of exposed wood-frame sofas with furniture brand Interior Define. Much like Wu’s dresses, the couches are mid-centuryinspired, defined by their clean lines and meant to look good from all angles. The sofas are customizable too, with two-seat or three-seat iterations and with an optional chaise longue, accent chair and ottoman. There are also 60 different fabric and color options, because as with fashion, versatility in furniture is key. View the collection in the Interior Define store on Greene Street in New York City or at interiordefine.com.

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HAVE YOUR LUNCH AND BUY THE TABLE TOO

DO MORE FOR YOUR FLOOR Ben Soleimani, the famed rug designer who’s produced upscale carpets for the royal family and had his own line of rugs with Restoration Hardware, has launched his own eponymous brand of rugs and carpets. Two things about this new collection stand out: One, the products are direct-to-consumer, which keeps prices low and quality high. Two, as of now the line consists only of rugs and textiles so that Soleimani can perfect his craft before—one hopes— expanding into furniture and décor later on. Check out his work at bensoleimani.com.

Ever eaten at a restaurant and wished you could purchase the décor? That chance has come. The famed housewares brand Crate & Barrel has branched out into the food and entertainment business with its first-ever in-store restaurant, The Table at Crate, which debuted in July inside one of its stores in Chicago. Of course the eatery’s décor features C&B housewares and furniture all over the place, including modern velvet dining chairs, pendant lights and a 13-foot communal dining table. And the menu reflects this modern simplicity too, offering innovative and vegetable-heavy dishes such as cauliflower lasagna and tartines topped with avocado. As of presstime, there were no plans to open The Table at Crate in the tri-state area, but next time you’re in the Windy City, wine, dine and shop all in one stop.

The force comes to your living room with this eclectic new line of high-end furniture inspired by Star Wars. In collaboration with Disney, Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue has unveiled a new collection of furniture (perhaps the only area of Star Wars memorabilia that hasn’t yet been tapped into) that imagines Star Wars characters as pieces in your home, because doesn’t every living room need a shaggy footrest that resembles Chewbacca or a black cushioned armchair a la Darth Vader? The luxury pieces are hardly kitschy, though, certainly giving a nod to the intergalactic characters yet staying true to Cobonpue’s design aesthetic—the lattice backing on the Vader Easy Armchair, for example, is his signature. The items are just a tad more expensive than a Star Wars T-shirt or lunch box, ranging in price from about $700 to $4,320 for the ultra-cool Vader lounge.

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512 N. UNION AVE., MARGATE CITY $2,698,000 | 5 beds, 4.5 baths, 3,723 sq. ft. In this Margate bayside home, every day is a vacation. Just kick back on your choice of balconies, porches or verandas—or the dock—and relax by the water. Inside, this Mediterranean-style house provides all the amenities you need to feel at home, including multiple dining rooms, a full chef ’s kitchen and guest suites for your company. Another selling point is its high-tech functionality, as the residence comes complete with electric awnings, solar-tinted windows and a powerful generator. CONTACT: RENE KANE, RENE KANE & CO., 609.703.8592

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520 POTTERSVILLE RD., BEDMINSTER $2,689,000 | 7 beds, 9 baths, 8,024 sq. ft. This charmingly rustic estate is the perfect blend of modern architecture and old-timey comfort. Its homier features include numerous fireplaces, a columned porch and an intimate study. This 20-room residence also boasts a baking kitchen, a private apartment accessible by elevator, an outdoor tennis court and pool and a stunning veranda overlooking its 13-acre backyard. CONTACT: LIANE DOBSON, SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY, 973.476.3485

124 RENSSELAER RD., ESSEX FELLS $2,200,000 | 5 beds, 4 baths, 5,000 sq. ft. In the center of the Essex Fells woodlands sits this smarttechnology-equipped, lemon-chiffon-colored home. Inside the sprawling colonial you’ll find natural light aplenty, a chef ’s kitchen, an open floor plan and a rotunda living room. Outside, a stone patio leads to the in-ground pool, surrounded by lush flora and fauna. And somewhere between inside and out is a picturesque shady veranda ideal for year-round entertaining—and gorgeous photo ops. CONTACT: ELIZABETH IRWIN, ARCADIA REALTORS, 973.879.7006

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83 N. WOODLAND ST., ENGLEWOOD $9,999,999 | 8 beds, 14 baths, 24,000 sq. ft. Revel in the magnificence and glamour of the 1920s-built Gloria Crest Estate, once the most expensive home listed in the state, in Englewood’s luxurious East Hill. Its indoor grandeur comes from spaces like a movie theater, home gym and chef ’s kitchen. However, the star of the property is its outdoor stone patio that mimics the comfort and coziness of a great room. The arched veranda overlooks a sprawling backyard paradise, complete with an infinity pool and a private lake to boot.

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The cylindrical base of this navy leather and chrome table lamp adds just the right amount of light for reading. Available at Safavieh, multiple locations.

A customized Crown Leather Whisper chandelier by Alan Mizrahi adds ambient light to any space in your home. Available at alanmizrahilighting.net. Rest your favorite novel and a tea-filled mug on this faux leather side table from Litton Lane. Available at The Home Depot, multiple locations.

This textured pebble leather travel tray is a compact and convenient catchall for your valuables on the go. Available at JoS. A. Bank, multiple locations.

leather weather

The rich espresso shade of Lulu round leather tufted ottoman from Sit Down New York contributes a jolt of warmth to your space. Available at sitdownny.com.

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Shed some light on your gallery wall with gold Empire sconces from Robert Abbey. Available at lumens.com.

This French-style vase from Hettier & Vincent is perfect for holding your favorite blooms. Available at 1 of a Kind, North Bergen.

This Scandinavian golden birch dresser can double as a treasure chest—its lockable drawers will keep your possessions safe. Available at 1stdibs.com.

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Dress your doors with this intricate brass vineladen hinge. Available at houseofantiquehardware. com. This trophy floor uplight by Kathy Ireland is a functional way to illuminate your space from toe to head. Available at Bed Bath & Beyond, multiple locations.

ROAR INTO FALL WITH THESE INDULGENT PIECES THAT EVOKE THE 1920s.

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Say “om” to good vibes when you take a seat in this Noir wooden Buddha hand chair, carved into the “protection” pose. Available at British Home Emporium, Madison.

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The Noomi swivel chair is a nod to Scandinavian design, with its simple functionality and clean lines. Available at Design Within Reach, Paramus.

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Folk meets farmhouse with this antique copper weathervane, topped with a galloping equine. Available at 1stdibs.com.

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This French mid-century modern wine and cocktail table features mixed metals and a round ring handle for transporting, combining industrial chic with function. Available at oldplank.com.

Add a pop of color to your bar station with this incredible Moser antique cranberry glass decanter. Available at rubylane.com.

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Your favorite bottle of chardonnay or merlot deserves a proper placeholder, like this vintage Pairpoint Silver-plated wine coaster. Available at chairish.com.

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Sip in style with this gold and jade green Valencia drinkware set by Culver Ltd., complete with a vintage diamond inset pattern for some added old-fashioned glam. Available at thehourshop.com.

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2019

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THE NEW GENERATION OF LEADERS IN POOLS AND SPAS B&B POOL AND SPA CENTER

787 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 | 201.825.7665 | bbpoolandspa.info WHENEVER LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS AND CONSULTANTS require aquatic masterpieces for clients, they turn to B&B Pool and Spa Center’s accomplished team to design and produce engineering miracles. With their youthful inspiration, cousins Derek Bagin and Drew Bagin, Jr. continue the family-owned, full-service pool provider’s mission: to build and service exceptionally designed and uncommonly durable pools for the challenging Northeast climate and terrain. Derek and Drew, Jr. honed their skills working beside their fathers at B&B. Derek designs and builds pools within panoramic settings, confirming that every project meets the region’s strict hydrology, engineering and efficiency requirements. Drew Jr. heads the company’s award-winning year-round service department and well-stocked showroom conveniently located a mile from the New York/New Jersey border. The B&B team is also renowned for their work in the pool safety regulations industry. With their breadth of experience, they’re always ready to rise to the rigorous demands of pool design and construction with ingenious solutions.

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LAKEWOOD

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190 N. Oberlin Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701 | 732.905.1000 | ferguson.com/content/showrooms/inspirations ASK ANY CUSTOMER WHAT BRINGS THEM BACK TO A FERGUSON BATH, KITCHEN & LIGHTING SHOWROOM time and again and they’ll say it’s the people and the products. Ferguson’s product experts, including a dedicated lighting specialist, have years of industry experience with vast knowledgeable about design trends, product selection and the building and remodeling process. They’re committed to listening to your ideas and working with you and your budget to bring your vision to life. The first moment you step into a Ferguson Showroom, you’ll be inspired by exquisite displays of lighting, appliances, and bath and kitchen products from top brands. The welcoming, hands-on and state-of-art showroom lets you interact with a wide range and style of products. Stunning kitchens. Spa-like baths. Beautiful lighting. Party-perfect patios. You’ll find it all under one roof at a Ferguson Showroom. After just one visit to your local gallery, it’s easy to see Ferguson’s passion for personalized customer service and magnificent products.

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AWARD-WINNING INTERIORS DIANE DUROCHER,

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DIANE DUROCHER INTERIORS, INC. Ramsey, NJ 07446 | 201.825.3832 Dianedurocherinteriors.com I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN drawn to design. As a teenager I spent weekends browsing furniture showrooms and antique stores, and preferred House Beautiful magazine and Metropolitan Home to the typical teen magazines. A memorable Thanksgiving dinner at my aunt’s house cemented my love for interior design. From the elegant window treatments to the antique chandelier, with the crackling fire in the fireplace and the impeccably set table, the perfect ambiance seemed to make the meal taste even more delicious. That was when I realized that a well designed home is not only a lovely backdrop, but that it can positively influence how our lives are lived and enjoyed. Graduating from Berkeley College with my degree in interior design was a life-long dream. In 1995, I founded Diane Durocher Interiors. Together with my team, we have had the privilege to design numerous awarding winning projects. I believe that our success comes from our dedication to our clients, the design process and consistently striving to recreate that feeling that I had so many years ago.

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414 Center St., Nutley, NJ 07110 | 973.667.8050 | landscapetechniques.net FOR MORE THAN FORTY YEARS, Landscape Techniques, Inc. has had a presence in the landscape design/build industry. Brian Koribanick, owner of Landscape Techniques, Inc. and Aquatecture, LLC, is a Rutgers University graduate with a B.S. in Landscape Architecture. Both companies service all of New Jersey, New York City, Long Island and Eastern PA. Brian and his staff possess extensive expertise in the design and installation of landscape construction projects, many of which include water shape construction. The company has created a diverse portfolio, ranging from gorgeous residential properties to large-scale commercial projects, notably Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and Bryant Park, as well as streetscapes and corporate facility projects. Both Landscape Techniques, Inc. and Aquatecture LLC provide comprehensive service, eliminating the need for clients to deal with multiple contractors. Brian and his staff handle it all, from concept to completion, promising a little piece of heaven to all clients.

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PERSONALIZED INTERIOR DESIGN KARLA TRINCANELLO INTERIOR DECISIONS, INC.

140 Columbia Tpke., Florham Park, NJ 07932 | 973.765.9013 | interiordecisions.com EVOKING THE UNEXPECTED IN EACH PROJECT, no matter how small or large it is, Karla Trincanello Interior Decisions has won 19 ASID Design Excellence Awards and specializes in creating beautiful and personal interiors. With 30 years of passionately designing interiors, Karla’s relationships are very important to her, and she strives to provide complete satisfaction for every client. With no limits to design capability, Karla and her staff also travel for re-locating clients, or with vacation homes, helping them design their homes and adjust to their new spaces. Client presentations provide a complete visual and comprehensive understanding of the design along with a color plan of coordinated fabrics and materials. Karla and her staff work with architects and builders on new construction and renovation projects, personalizing each home and always aiming for creative, unique details that add memorability to all long-lasting interiors. Karla believes everyone should live in their dream spaces.

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DISTINCTIVE NATURAL STONE JOE IACONO, OWNER | BEDROCK GRANITE

803 Shrewsbury Ave., Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 | 732.741.0010 | bedrockgranite.com BEDROCK GRANITE IS A ONE-STOP SHOP for your most important home design needs. For over 30 years, our familyowned business—now in its third generation—has built long-standing relationships with award-winning designers, dealers and builders, all working together to ensure every detail is considered to create the look you envision. Bedrock Granite sources its natural stone, quartz and porcelain slabs from various wholesalers in the tri-state area. Our expert craftsmen produce elegant, clean and exact results that withstand the test of time. Visit our showroom to browse our wide selection of granite, marble, quartz and other natural stones for your kitchen, bathroom, fireplace, office or outdoor space. Our highly skilled staff will provide exceptional customer service and assist you throughout the entire process, from selecting the perfect stone all the way through installation. As Monmouth County’s most experienced stone specialists, we mastermind the details that turn your dream project into reality.

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THE PERFECT FLOOR

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335 Springfield Ave., Summit, NJ 07901 | 908.273.0220 | covecarpetonesummit.com FOR OVER FIVE DECADES, Cove Carpet One has called Summit home. As a second-generation family-owned business, siblings Donna Dwyre, Lori Apgar and Tommie Freda offer the largest selections of designer carpets and flooring in the area. A member of Carpet One, the largest flooring COOP in the U.S., Cove Summit offers exclusive brands at competitive pricing with superior installation. Cove believes that flooring is fashion—and choosing the “just-right” floor starts with creative inspiration, provided by Cove’s experts. Cove’s reputation for excellence comes from its commitment to qualifying what customers want. Tommie, Donna and Lori want clients to know they offer in-stock and made-to-order area rugs, an extensive portfolio of commercial flooring, as well as luxury vinyl and hardwood choices and a large selection of designer remnants. Cove’s great customer loyalty comes from its dedication to every customer’s needs, from the initial meeting to the successful completion of each project.

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ARCHITECTURE PLAN ARCHITECTURE

125 Paterson Avenue, Little Falls, NJ 07424 | 973.837.8399 | plnarc.com EXPERIENCED PROBLEM SOLVERS, Plan Architecture creates client-driven architectural design that is not only innovative, but practical. Founder Dan D’Agostino has nearly two decades of experience in architecture and design. He has served as a visiting critic at NJIT, from which he holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. He has been acknowledged in both print and television as an expert in his field, and one who holds a true passion for creating

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and inspiring unique spaces. His work encompasses a wide range of styles. Dan has been awarded an AIA Gold Medal and has consecutively received the coveted “Best Of” award on Houzz. Plan Architecture’s team is dedicated to listening to their clients’ needs. With Dan at the helm, clients know they will receive solutions that are aesthetic and functional, which translates to a design process that is memorable and timeless. Follow us on Facebook and instagram@planarchitecture.

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26 West Passaic St., Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201.712.9399 | cozydogfireplace.com BRINGING A MUCH-NEEDED FLARE to a traditional trade, Lisa Moskal is one of very few female owners in the business of fireplaces. She offers a unique perspective in the Hearth Industry, an otherwise generic business. Ambitious and passionate about owning her own business, Lisa opened The Cozy Dog Fireplace Shoppe about a year ago, and has quickly succeeded in achieving her dream. Having created a unique and sophisticated showroom experience, Lisa has built her business to support decision, installation and service. Lisa and her team work with clients closely, and promise attentive service with each project. Lisa has built her reputation on a solid personal code of ethics. She is known to be generous, and this trait shows in her commitment to helping her clients in any way she can. Lisa believes in providing personal customer service through each step of the fireplace project, from design to implementation.

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MONMOUTH ST. TILE

AVRA KARAK, OWNER | MONMOUTH ST. TILE

44 Monmouth St., Red Bank, NJ 07701 | 732.933.1760 2175 Highway 35, Sea Girt, NJ 08750 | 732.974.0048 monmouthsttile.com

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WHETHER IT’S PORCELAIN, STONE, HANDMADE TILE OR GLASS, this designer can dress your home’s interior just right. Meet Avra Karak, owner of Monmouth St. Tile for over 20 years (with locations in Red Bank and Sea Girt). Upon entering Avra’s doors, you feel an extension of her creative energy and dynamic style. She is passionate about collaborating with clients and creating beautiful spaces that will be enjoyed for years to come. Avra has carefully cultivated a unique selection of tile, stone, custom mosaics and handmade artisan tiles that can’t be found anywhere else in Monmouth County. She also has assembled a talented staff that holds to her ideals. Avra feels grateful to have built a meaningful business doing something she loves.

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“Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love.” —Nate Berkus

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A new retiree forges a fresh start in an elegant, urban apartment.

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“I knew I wanted oval-backed dining chairs because they look so elegant, and we sat in four or five versions until we found some that were really comfortable,” says the homeowner. She adds that designer Diane Durocher “just nailed it with the pattern and the color. It blends so well with the ikat of the Roman shade.” The contemporary artwork and the antique chandelier add to the room’s eclectic vibe.

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For the homeowner, it was just the beginning. Newly single and on the cusp of retirement, she saw her future in this 1,400-square-foot, one-bedroom city apartment. “I had left my husband and our apartment and almost all the stuff,” she remembers. “I moved in with only a card table and two card chairs,” she says. That gave interior designer Diane Durocher a clean slate to work with. “She hired me to design the apartment with classic furnishings and timeless ambience,” says Durocher of Diane Durocher Interiors in Ramsey. One of the few things the homeowner did bring with her from her former life was some Delft pottery, so Durocher used the blue as a jumping-off point for the design. “She showed me an ikat print fabric in blue that I absolutely loved, and everything flowed from there,” says the homeowner. The fabric became a Roman shade in the dining room, which is the homeowner’s favorite room in the apartment, thanks to a beautiful table and oval-backed chairs, a custom walnut server, a new built-in radiator cabinet with an abundance of storage and bookcases

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This page, right: “We wanted to make a statement with the large entry foyer, emphasizing the height and creating an unobstructed flow from the entry to the adjacent rooms,” says Durocher. She removed the existing chair rail and installed a grasscloth wallcovering, adding texture and interest in a neutral tone and giving the room a heightened, vertical feel. The Louis XVI-style chairs are used for additional dining room seating. Opposite page, top: The existing bookcases were reworked so that a large TV could be installed, and glass shelving was added to allow the display of the homeowner’s collections from her travels as well as her mother’s antique China and tea sets. Opposite page, bottom: “The brass cocktail table and accessories support the formality of the space,” says Durocher.

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Durocher used Oushak rugs to delineate each seating area in the large living room. The homeowner loves the forgiving blue tweed fabric on the comfortable TV chairs, and the ottomans can easily transition for additional seating for book club meetings.

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Left: “For the headboard, I thought, ‘I’m going with girly,’ so that’s what this is,” says the homeowner. The nightstands provide much-needed storage and crystal table lamps supply necessary reading light. Above left: “I like to entertain, but when I’m home, I also want to be comfortable,” says the homeowner. “There is a man in my life, and I wanted him to be comfortable as well, and these chairs fit the bill.” Above: The walnut dresser is flanked by custom bookcases, which provide additional storage, “and they are a strong silhouette against the pale sea backdrop,” says Durocher.

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Durocher designed the tranquil bedroom around the upholstered bed in shades of sea green and blue. An avid bibliophile, the homeowner requested bookcases, a comfortable chair and ottoman for reading and nightstands with storage. “The chair is unbelievably comfortable,” says the homeowner. “I just get a feeling of peace and serenity when I’m in this room.” The project took about eight months and was a success, from personal and professional standpoints. “When my book club walked in for the first time, some of them just gasped,” says the homeowner. “Everyone who sees it loves it.” And the design won a silver award for Durocher in the apartment category at the American Society of Interior Designers Design Excellence Awards. The work was done while the homeowner was winding down her career, and now she really can enjoy her surroundings. “I’m loving my apartment,” she says, “and retirement is great.”

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that handily accommodate her books and accessories. “It functions really well and looks really elegant,” she says. “Not a lot of apartments have separate dining rooms, but this one did, and I’m getting tremendous joy out of it.” The dining room is adjacent to a bright and sunny living room, which was divided into two distinct sections. “The client wanted a TV viewing area with comfortable seating as well as a more formal area where she could entertain her book club,” explains Durocher. One of the most striking aspects of the design is the navy blue drapery, which emphasizes the height of the room, and the ikat-pattern Roman shade valance, which conceals a practical Duette honeycomb shade set on a timer to aid with glare. The drapery frames a favorite navy upholstered sofa. “I had always wanted a navy couch,” the homeowner says, “and I wanted to go a little more feminine, which I could do. The best part was not having to compromise on my choices. I’m still loving that aspect.”

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In the room they saved to redo last, a Tenafly family finally has space to gather.

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Goodbye, terra-cotta-tile floors and pine cabinets! This colonial’s kitchen finally has had its turn at redesign, and the owners couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Here, Carrara marble and metal come together in a chevron pattern for the backsplash, a mix of metals in the stainless-steel appliances and gold pendant lights continues the first floor’s style story and gray vinyl floors make cleaning a snap.

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a steam oven and a 60-inch galley sink, all meant for the serious cook. There’s also a new bar area in place of a seldom-used desk, perfect for a family that loves to entertain. But if this kitchen gets the job done, it’s also a style star. In rich plum, the stainless-steel-based cabinets over the bar match up with other color accents in the open floor plan. “We think a little pop of color here and there gives it something extra,” says Tal, who chose plum to make the contemporary neutral palette unforgettable. No ho-hum subway tiles for the backsplash; Carrara marble and metal team up to create a chevron pattern and just the right accent for the kid-friendly quartz countertops, positioned below pale gray cabinets that climb to the ceiling for extra space. Another design connection Vijayan provided is a combination of metals, from the chrome faucets to the stove hood in polished satin and stainless steel. “We have a mix of gold and metal throughout the kitchen, and stainless-steel appliances contrasted with gold pendant lights over the island and peninsula,” says Jonathan. Even the gray wood-effect flooring has this family in mind, with its easy-to-clean vinyl, Vijayan explains. Completing this class act, the kitchen is now bright and warm, with new baseboard heat cleverly disguised as a footrest with its quartz cover and, naturally, more lighting. “They love it,” says Vijayan of the new design, which puts this family of chefs right where they want to be, at home cooking up a storm—together.

This page: The smiling faces of the children ages 4, 7 and 10, joined by mom Tal Kazam, say it all. There is a table for family meals, but this peninsula with gray stools is ideal for snacks and breakfast. Designer Aparna Vijayan even built drawers into the kitchen side of the peninsula to store kids’ utensils and the like for uber convenience. Opposite page: Plum hues in the cabinets above the stainless-steel-based bar prove that this family is not afraid of color and play nicely against the neutral contemporary palette. Instead of a seldom-used desk, they now have a bar to entertain with ease.

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It wasn’t a zest for takeout food that landed the Kazams’ kitchen on the back burner of a sweeping remodel at their Tenafly home. Both Tal and Jonathan, along with their three children, are culinary aficionados, and there’s nothing like the hearty aroma of dinner cooking to draw them close. Unfortunately, the old kitchen was more of a solo act than a recipe for family togetherness. “It created a traffic jam at times if there was more than one person in the kitchen,” recalls Tal, faulting a center island that left no room for seating. So, why didn’t the kitchen—the true heart of this now-contemporary colonial—lead the design parade after the couple’s 2012 move from NYC? “The original kitchen was quite large and functional, so coming from the city we were quite satisfied,” says Jonathan, a Franklin Lakes native. Yet as the first floor shed its Southwestern décor reminiscent of the ’80s with terra-cotta tiles, the kitchen’s time had come. “It was so not their style,” says Aparna Vijayan of the Ridgewood design firm Ulrich Inc. “The rest of the house was very slick and sophisticated.” While other designers couldn’t reimagine the old layout, Vijayan impressed the homeowners with plans to set them free of that island. Her vision: a peninsula breakfast bar that would offer just-right-for-kids stool seating while a small prep island maximized style on stainless-steel legs. “Now, with the new layout, we can both work in the kitchen at the same time,” says Jonathan. Other perks are the stainless-steel appliances such as

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all together now A modern renovation in the historic heart of Montclair gives this family of five more family time.

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Designer and architect Rachael Grochowski of RHG A+D in Montclair melded the wife’s modern, minimalist tastes with her husband’s more transitional style—and large stature—in this completely reconfigured kitchen with custom-stained white oak cabinetry. Hidden storage throughout keeps the kids’ clutter out of sight, while cleverly concealed doors lead to a mudroom.

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This page: Gold metallic shelves add The home’s second floor, where the three 8-to-14-yearWhen a homeowner decides to redesign parts of a interest to the kitchen’s bar area. A second old kids’ rooms are, remained untouched, yet Grochowski house, often the goal is to open up the space and faucet in the sink dispenses soda water, and an ice bin and freezer hidden under and her team gave the third floor a major overhaul, turning make it more conducive to hanging out with family the counters make entertaining a breeze. two bedrooms and two bathrooms into an office, a master and friends. But one couple found that their MontOpposite page: The modern linear fireplace by Fireplace Xtrordinair, flanked by swivel bedroom, a master bathroom and two master closets. clair reno project got them to open up too. chairs and side tables from Restoration Hardware on either side, backs up into the “They had two separate his and hers bathrooms,” she says. A big undertaking for Rachael Grochowski, architect home’s elevator. “We used a modern slate “We thought it made sense to combine the bathrooms, but and designer at Montclair-based RHG Architecture finish on the fireplace and created millwork detail around the frame that is more they were concerned about sharing the space, so we created + Design, was transforming the family’s “disjointed” transitional,” Grochowski says. Meanwhile, a separate toilet room and their vanities are separated by 1980s kitchen into a spacious communal area where all the kitchen’s pop of purple is “transitional between masculine and feminine.” the transparent shower to give them distance.” five of them (plus one dog) could not just eat, but hang Physical distance, sure, but not emotional. The deout together. “The kitchen/great room area is where signer says that after the one-and-a-half-year-long project was completed, they spend the majority of their family time,” says Grochowski, “so they the homeowner told her their new bathroom setup had improved the wanted a place where their kids could each individually be doing separate couple’s communication. “She said they talk so much more now because things and not feel crowded.” That meant incorporating tons of seating via they’re both in that space together,” Grochowski beams. “Before, they a vast island with six stools, a large dining table and a sitting area with four would be getting ready in each of their bathrooms and maybe see each othswivel chairs, all by Restoration Hardware, facing the linear fireplace and er over coffee on busy mornings.” Who could blame the couple for wanting mounted TV. The spacious kitchen also doubles as a “luxurious and upscale” to spend more time (together or alone) in this gigantic ensuite, with its common spot for entertaining, allowing guests to break off into different 12-by-5-foot shower and four separate showerheads of both the rainwasections yet still be in the same room. And there is certainly a conversation starter in the dramatic, custom accent wall made of Statuario Venato polished ter and purified water varieties? An accent wall covered in “midnight” wallpaper by Calico on the far wall adds interest and grounds the space so marble—chosen instead of tile to give the room a more “authentic, natural it doesn’t feel like “an expansive space of nothingness,” the designer says. look”—which is a backdrop to the bar and sink areas.

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Besides the wooden vanities, “everything else is really white.” Finding natural light in the historic home proved a difficult task with this project (“the windows had a unique shape,” says the designer), but perhaps the biggest challenge throughout the process was making room for the husband’s preferences—both physically and aesthetically. “He works in finance, but in college he went to school for architecture, so he had a real interest in the aesthetics of the project,” she says. “And he is very tall, about six-foot-nine, so we had to create a design that accentuated the height.” The man of the house had “free rein” design-wise and liked the transitional look, but his European wife still wanted her modern, minimalistic tastes to be represented too. The result? A multifunctional family home in the heart of historic Montclair that seamlessly married two tastes—while maintaining marital bliss.

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Thanks to marbleized wallpaper by Calico and a custom globe pendant by Soffi, there is interesting texture in the almost-all-white master bathroom. The 12-by-5-foot glass shower is opposite the WetStyle soaking tub and separates the two vanities so that the Mr. and Mrs., who previously had separate bathrooms, could have their own separate areas.

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morristown on the aegean With layered lighting and lush detail, a designer turns a mansion bedroom into an enticing seaside dreamscape.

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A carefully curated mix of transitional and contemporary accessories keeps the room uncluttered, refined and relaxed. Throughout this Morristown master bedroom, designed by Maria K. Bevill, acrylic-accented lamps and Lucite accessories reflect light and impart modern luster to traditional pieces.

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ner, is an avid traveler whose sojourns across Europe, Africa and Asia have helped refine her design sense and feed her passion for collecting antiques and original art. All of this served her well in transforming the dated bedroom in a 20th-century mansion into a multifunctional space that marries traditional and contemporary design. Worthy of a Greek magnate and his pampered paramour, the palatial, 390-square-foot suite is a sybaritic retreat of sumptuous comfort. Softly curved sofas in sensuous velvet embellished with Greek-key-pattern borders welcome visitors to an intimate lounging area. Floral appliquéd pillows add textural interest and plushness. A velvet ottoman of celestial blue with acrylic legs seems to float in the space. The intricately patterned carpet from SBS Flooring provides an anchoring counterbalance, while an elegant églomisé cocktail cabinet nearby suggests a relaxing drink by the fire. Ouzo, anyone? The seating area’s scale and proportion are balanced by the dramatic sleeping space. To heighten the prominence of the queen-sized bed, the designer showcased it against a romantic custom backdrop—a glamor-

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Imagine waking up in your very own blue heaven. Sun-kissed skies greet the day with dewy promise…softly shimmering azure waters reflect the light in waves of shades…pristine whites and sand-toned hues serenade the senses—all harmoniously converging to create a soothing setting that transports you to a Grecian pleasure palace by the sea. “I designed a master bedroom suite that inspires comfort and relaxation, a place where one can leave daily cares behind,” says Chester-based interior designer Maria K. Bevill. She’s talking about the award-winning room she created for the “Mansion in May” Designer Showhouse and Gardens at Alnwick Hall in Morristown. “My inspiration,” she explains, “came from the mesmerizing blue-green colors of the Aegean Sea and the charming soft white that characterizes the Greek villages that line its shores.” “‘Mansion in May’ is an important fundraiser for the Morristown Medical Center, so it was nice to take part in this worthy process,” Bevill says. “I’m proud I was able to achieve a balance that respected the historic setting and its architecture yet also had a fresh, young look relevant to today.” Bevill, a six-time American Society of Interior Designers award win-

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This page, right: Luxurious white draperies with large-scale decorative embroidered bands frame the leaded glass windows and emphasize the high ceiling. To further accentuate the airy spaciousness, the ceiling was tinted 15 percent lighter than the shade of the walls. Opposite page: A deft distribution of color and recurring design elements throughout the room makes for a cohesive look. On the walls, York Wallpaper in pearlized Aegean blue subtly changes hues, evoking the sea’s reflective surface, while the sand-toned furnishings stand in striking contrast as architectural wainscoting adds yet another layer of rich detail.

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a stylish chest of drawers, the other becoming an inviting window seat. Damaged inlay floors were “restored” by faux-painting the missing sections. Chipped and scarred surface defects were employed to create realistic-looking marble veining effects. The stained surround was camouflaged with a removable cover faux-painted to resemble Caribbean blue granite. Other esthetic focal points, including the commissioned transitional and contemporary art, carry through the suite’s theme. Above the fireplace— freshly painted to allow period details to shine—Cypress trees sway against a twilight seascape. On either side, Lucite obelisks harmonize the space without distracting from the tranquil scene. Perched on scalloped wall brackets, crystal shell design vases entice the eye to the painting of a Greek nymph floating gracefully in a mythical underwater world of gold seagrass and glass beads. Finishing the arrangement, a European sideboard embellished with curved gold X carvings is offset by a pair of tufted chairs. The overall result is a room of beauty and grace where, as designer Bevill says, “Design, color and comfort merge into a multifunctional whole, possessing the collective force of past and present.”

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ous velvet tufted wall treatment with full-length draperies. The bed is decadently dressed in Léron embroidered sheets in a design that mimics ocean waves. The curve of the bed frame is echoed in the transitional night tables on either side. Over each, proportioned mirrors reflect light and create depth and symmetry. Complementing the bed treatment and emphasizing the ceiling height, luxe draperies frame an elegant writing enclave by the bay windows. A Deco-inspired desk from Baker Furniture, a transitional lamp and an oval back chair in the same appliqué fabric complete the vignette. The layers of illumination—a combination of natural, task, decorative, ambient and reflected light—imbue the space and all its contents with airy luminosity and functional polish. Seagrass shades allow natural light to enter while hiding unsightly views. Traditionally inspired lamps are reinvented with transitional panache. The Merino glass chandelier elevates the room’s elegance, drawing the eye to the ceiling’s plasterwork details. Even the room’s flaws are converted into charming features. For instance, two commercial-sized HVAC units are effectively muted, one hidden behind

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This page, right: The custom-designed master bed is set off like a jeweled diadem by a tufted backboard with cornice and upholstered silk draperies. Opposite page: Symmetrical placement of furnishings— chosen for their soft curves rather than sharp edges— and decorative motifs provide harmonious balance and a mantle of serenity.

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A single father gets the bright, modern bathroom he craves, thanks to a designer with a penchant for patterns. Text by Haley Longman Design by Danielle Palmadessa Photography by Kate Mangin

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It’s easy to see why this bright, modern master bathroom in Franklin Lakes, designed by Danielle Palmadessa and her team at DRP Interiors, won the bronze award at the American Society of Interior Designers’ annual Design Excellence Awards in the “residential large bathroom” category.

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vered quartz bench to give it that spa-like quality. The oval-shaped soaking tub from WetStyle, though, is the bathroom’s true showstopper. “We removed the existing platform tub because it was dated and took up space, and we installed a freestanding tub,” Palmadessa says. “It’s unique because it has a wood surround, so you can put a drink down. We just loved the warmth of the wood, and it was a nice contrasting element.” In terms of the color palette, the creative team deliberately chose warm, natural tones interspersed with ethereal pops of denim blue. “The floor is a light sand color, and we brought in navy,” says Palmadessa. “The tile above the vanities is a navy hexagon glass mosaic that gives a watery effect and a ‘wow’ factor.” And it’s this mixing-and-matching element that this seasoned pro finds so thrilling about the design process. “I think people are afraid to mix patterns and fear it’s going to be too busy,” she says. “But I love that each vignette is a different surprise, where it’s not all the same but it’s cohesive. That’s definitely my aesthetic.”

This page: In between the two floating vanities, each with a custom white concrete counter and a ramp sink by Trueform Concrete, is a revamped barn door leading to the master bedroom. Opposite page: Palmadessa worked within the existing footprint of the 177-square-foot bathroom to create this masterful space, complete with technologically advanced elements such as radiant-heat flooring.

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It’s safe to assume that a working single dad with three kids and two dogs is almost always busy. So when it came time to revamp his Franklin Lakes home, including his ensuite master bathroom, he had to bring in the pros. Enter Danielle Palmadessa of DRP Interiors in Franklin Lakes. Palmadessa and her team redesigned a few rooms in this client’s house, including his master bedroom and the outdated ensuite bathroom. “He really let us run with it, and he wasn’t super opinionated,” the designer tells us, recalling the gutrenovation bathroom project. “But he wanted light, bright and modern—and a much larger shower.” The enlarged shower is undeniably a standout, with a mix of glass and marble tiles by Stratta orchestrated in a Mondrian pattern along the focal wall. The team closed an interior window to make the shower larger and installed a metal mosaic tile on the ceiling, along with subtle textured wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries that carries from the inside of the shower to the end of the wall. The shower also has an oversized, brushed-nickel rain shower head and a custom cantile-

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A Newark hotel renovation honors the building’s early 20th-century roots by adding a modern spin to Art Deco style.

When the building on East Park Street was new, Newark was a city of immigrants and industry, businessmen and bootleggers, nightlife and live theater—a place as historic as nearby Military Park, just celebrating its 250th anniversary, and as modern as the Art Deco architecture rising in the vibrant downtown. Over the next hundred years, the building and the city would lose much of their Roaring Twenties luster. But today, downtown Newark is in the midst of a bustling revival, and the six-story building has been reborn as the TRYP by Wyndham Newark Downtown Hotel, a gem of a boutique hostelry polished to perfection by Montclairbased designer Blanche Garcia. Garcia set out to revitalize the building and usher it stylistically into the 21st century without ignoring its Art Deco roots. The result is an interior that’s elegant yet playful, contemporary but cognizant of the past, in a style Garcia characterizes as “modern deco.” “You want a nod to the past,” she says, “but you don’t want to live in the past.” Those modern deco elements include the bar’s half-round banquettes with backs of channeled mohair (a motif repeated throughout the hotel’s public spaces), upholstery in glowing jewel tones, stacked geometric pendant lights in the lobby, massive

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A pair of custom Art Deco torchieres, inspired by an ashtray found by designer Blanche Garcia, flank the lobby stairs.

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columns sheathed in chamfered, gold-toned metal, and two stunning torchieres comprising nearly life-sized seated nudes holding glowing glass orbs. The torchieres began life as fountains, purchased in Thailand, sent to California to be patinaed, and finally fitted with the glass globes and wired for electricity. Garcia’s challenge was to roll all of these elements into an interior that hewed to the TRYP brand, which is characterized by a sense of place, a celebration of travel, open spaces that invite lingering and playful spots throughout that promise bound-for-Instagram photos. Reminders of Newark’s past and present are everywhere, from a colorchanging oversized lightbulb (Thomas Edison debuted his first electric light at an exposition in Military Park) to the murals that greet guests on every landing, depicting Newark natives—Queen Latifah and Shaquille O’Neal, for instance. Another nod to Newark’s history is the name of the bar/restaurant in the lobby, Dutch’s, named for mobster Dutch Schultz, who famously hung out at a little boîte around the corner (since demolished). Though the building was virtually gutted before the renovation, Garcia kept two elements from its past, per

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This page, right: The channeling on a bench from Bernhardt Hospitality Furniture is a motif repeated throughout the public spaces. Custom shelving from B. Garcia Designs (the designer’s firm) holds a series of arresting objects, like a hand sculpture from Z Gallerie and vintage books from the Strand Bookstore in New York City. Opposite page, top: A nook in the foyer invites lounging (not to mention selfies), thanks to splashy yet comfortable art deco-inspired seating (designed by the designer), a whimsical mile marker, also designed by Garcia, and a wall of vintage suitcase “shelves” from Vintage Baubles & Bits. Opposite page, bottom: Lobby lighting, including custom pendants created by the designer, was intended to make the ceilings appear higher. The color-changing lightbulb, created by the designer’s husband, Shaun Killman, is a tip of the hat to Thomas Edison, who exhibited his first electric bulb in a nearby public park.

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This page, left: The hotel’s restaurant/bar, Dutch’s, represents a perfect melding of old and new, including original tile floors, sleekly modern tables and chairs designed by the designer, and a custom chandelier embellished with postcard holograms. Opposite page, top: The design of the bar/restaurant is intimate and sensual. “I like bars to be sexy,” Garcia says. The backs of the custom banquettes are covered in channeled mohair, which reflects the textural surface of the chamfered metal pillars. The decorated ceiling, which draws the eye upward, consists of a series of canvas panels, designed by the designer and handpainted by Tim Murphy Painting. Opposite page, bottom: In the ladies’ room, custom octagonal mirrors are set in front of a vinyl mural whose subject matter (a scene from Gone with the Wind) doesn’t reveal itself until the viewer steps back.

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the requirements of the city’s Landmarks & Historic Preservation Commission: the “Chiclet” tile floor in the bar and restaurant and the outlines of the original windows on the brick-and-sandstone exterior. The travel theme is evident throughout the public spaces: Garcia staged a cozy corner in the lobby with a whimsical mile marker (“São Paulo, Brazil, 4778 miles; Ferry Street, 2 miles”) and “shelves” that are actually sliced-down vintage suitcases. And she melded travel and Art Deco nostalgia in a custom wooden frieze depicting an early 20th-century plane, train and car. Garcia made sure those public spaces were open and inviting: “The lobby is truly open-concept,” she notes. “The front desk wraps around to the lobby, which flows into the lounge.” The restaurant is used in the morning as a breakfast bar until it opens for business at lunch. “You don’t want to feel there’s a void at any time,” the architect explains. With its vivid colors and eye-catching design accents, the lobby is an Instagrammer’s dream. On two splashy pendant chandeliers, the individual lights are shaded by postcards that Garcia transformed into holograms; each card depicts a locale that’s home to a TRYP hotel. But

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nothing says “selfie” like the tall chairs that surround a long table in the restaurant. Emblazoned on the back of each chair is the name of a royal personage (“King,” “Countess,” “Joker” and so on); on the front are portraits depicting each of the royals (and the two jokers) and playful three-dimensional crowns, designed to sit above each diner’s head. One of the hotel’s owners, Brendan Berger, says that “guests like the fun, lively feel of the restaurant and the lobby in general.” In the guestrooms, the TRYP brand—emphasizing pared-down furnishings, comfort (in the form of upholstered headboards and area rugs under the beds for a soft footfall), and airiness—is particularly apparent. To all of that, Garcia added striking Art Deco elements such as channeling on the headboards and fuchsia houndstooth-patterned carpets. And if guests are looking for an in-room photo op, they’ll find one against a small wall marked with measurements of the heights of various Newark luminaries, the tallest of which, at seven-foot-one, is Shaquille O’Neal’s. It’s a small touch, but emblematic of a design that derives its charm from a panoply of small but perfectly wrought touches.

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This page, top and bottom: Elevators open onto eye-catching murals of celebrated Newark natives such as Shaquille O’Neal and Sarah Vaughan, set off by jewel-toned carpeting from Masland Hospitality. Opposite page, top: Perhaps the most whimsical spot in the restaurant is this table surrounded by custom chairs bearing 3-D crowns. Opposite page, bottom: Guest rooms reflect the TRYP aesthetic: calm, chic, comfortable and airy. The custom headboard adds a deco touch, and the large accent stripes, in Sherwin-Williams Pearl Gray and Homburg Gray, contribute interest to walls painted in SherwinWilliams Frosty White. Even more interest derives from the small wall covered in statements and quotations that reflect the hotel’s Newark locale.

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westfield, meet west coast Returning to New Jersey from Los Angeles, the family wanted a house with a fun and free-spirited SoCal vibe—and that’s what they got.

The living room was designed to accommodate a pair of tufted cream sofas the homeowners already owned (and loved). The colors in the rug, upholstered chairs and throw pillows were deliberately vivid and playful, to echo those in the owners’ abstract painting and balloon-girl sculpture.

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ment level they asked for a wine room, a rec/TV space, another guest suite and a gym, and on the second floor, a large master suite plus a suite for each of the three daughters. They also wanted strong first-floor sight lines, as they’d had in California. “When you walked through the front door,” says Lazar, “you could look right through to the back, where they had a beautiful pool. That was my goal for this house too.” The foyer, per request, is indeed grand. Entering through a pair of 8-foot doors, the family and their guests are greeted by a magnificent free-floating circular stairway leading to a second-floor landing. Attracting the eye upward to the 20-foot ceiling is a trio of large wooden light fixtures that have the look of hanging modernist sculpture. Beyond the staircase on the first floor is a large portrait of Andy Warhol set into a wall built specifically for the painting. “Initially, that space was going to be a door to a powder room,” notes Hefner. “But as the design evolved, the powder room was moved to be adjacent to the butler’s pantry, and the original space for it became a blank wall that we were able to recess in order to give the art prominence.” The most prominent presence is the light itself. To ensure the bright, airy

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For the homeowners, a pair of New Jersey natives who’d moved from Westfield to Los Angeles and were now planning a move back, California had become more than a location. Like so many East Coast transplants, they’d learned to love the light, the casual kick-your-feet-up feeling, and the seamlessness between indoors and out that characterize everyday living in SoCal. And they wanted to bring all of that back to the new house they were planning to build in Westfield. To that end, a year before the move, they flew architect Hildie Lazar to LA to show her what they loved about the West Coast so she could replicate it 2,400 miles to the east. Along with a dedicated team that included interior designers Hilary Hefner and Michelle Rosen, Lazar came up with a design that helped to quell the family’s homesickness for LA while welcoming them back to the leafy hills of central New Jersey. The family—a couple and their three teenage daughters—had a strong sense of what they wanted in the new house. That included lots of room to spread out, a grand foyer on the first floor along with a dining room, a living room, a guest suite for visiting family, two powder rooms and a large kitchen adjacent to a spacious family room overlooking the backyard. On the base-

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This page: In the foyer, a freefloating circular staircase custom-designed by Arcways opens up the grand space, and three large sculptural lighting fixtures from Stickbulb, made up of interconnecting wooden bulbs, emphasize the ceiling’s 20-foot height. Opposite page: In the foyer, a large portrait of Andy Warhol sits in a recessed wall over a velvet bench by Worlds Away, beckoning family and guests to the dining room just beyond.

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The light fixture, art, table and chairs were all favorites of the homeowners and were shipped from California. Unfortunately, the tabletop broke in transit, so the designers swapped it out for a darker piece of quartz with white veining to add drama to the space. The only room on the first floor without white walls, the dining room was designed to feel intimate and clublike, with a pleated goldfabric wallcovering from Innovations.

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This page, top: The breakfast nook, which the architect likens to a “glass box,” was set in a bump-out of three windowed walls. The lighting fixture from Martell is “almost cloudlike,” according to designer Michelle Rosen, befitting a space that seamlessly stitches together inside and outside. Bottom: The kitchen, with its white countertops and dark-wood cabinets, melds East and West coasts. The custom lighting fixture from Roll & Hill is fun and funky and deliberately asymmetrical to disguise that the island is slightly off center. Right: The family room was designed for comfort, with an L-shaped sofa from Thayer Coggin and the owner’s own chairs, which the designers reupholstered. A slim box that spans the entire room just below the ceiling holds motorized shades that offer privacy and protection from glare when needed.

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and upholstered chairs echo the predominant hue of an abstract painting hung over the fireplace. The portrait of Andy Warhol is set above a striking midnight-blue bench. And in the family room, the three large slabs of marble that make up the fireplace surround were chosen for their unusual coloration: white with prominent veining in green and soft pink. But the family room is where the family really lives large: Though zoning requirements meant that the house couldn’t exceed 4,000 square feet, high ceilings—12 feet in the family room—and a layout that consistently draws the eye upward and outward offer a sense of endless space. A second tier of windows in the family room adds to the upward flow, and a large opening to the kitchen and breakfast nook gives the main living area an open-concept feeling that extends to the calming minimalist landscape design outside. It’s definitely New Jersey out there, but the Garden State greenery sets off an interior that, in its embrace of fun, sun and color, is pure Southern California.

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The guest-room suite on the first floor was designed for comfort and ease with the homeowners’ furniture, including Moroccan leather poufs, a matching coral rug and tortoise shell window treatments. “Everything that faces outward in the home,” says designer Rosen, “is a nod to the natural.”

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Can you “C” this table’s versatility? The sleek shape makes this piece work as an end table or a “pull-up.” Available at Ethan Allen, multiple locations.

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You don’t need a master’s degree in fine art to curate and display paintings, photos and other finds like a pro. Arranging art and personal items on a wall in your home injects personality into the room, expresses your aesthetic point of view and, best yet, it’s temporary should your design tastes or preferences change. The first step in building a gallery wall is to choose a centerpiece, a larger item that will be the focal point—later, you’ll fill it in with smaller pieces to create balance. Once you find your main item, figure out what the overall theme will be. Perhaps it’s a bright color to complement your décor or something more thematic such as nature or fashion. Each item should be meaningful, of course, but still cohesive so the wall tells a story and doesn’t look haphazard. Not sure what to hang? Sticking with just family photos or framed artwork is fine, or go the eclectic route by mixing and

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