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We join the community in celebrating the good work of all the volunteers who will bring this mansion to the public, while raising funds for an Expanded Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and New Autism Center at the Goryeb Children’s Hospital, Morristown Medical Center.

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WELCOME

MANSION HOURS AND ADMISSION May 1 to May 31, 2014 Monday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Last ticket sold at 3 p.m.) The Conservatory Café 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily The Boutiques at Blairsden 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily General Admission $50

ENJOY YOUR VISIT ◆ Explore Blairsden’s History

CONTENTS 13 Welcome 19 Our Beneficiary 30 Blairsden History 49 Mansion in May’s 40th Year 56 Mansion in May Committees 60 Mansion in May Sponsors

◆ Buy a Raffle Ticket

67 Grand Raffle

◆ Dine at The Conservatory Café

78 Mansion Floor Plan

◆ Shop at The Boutiques at Blairsden ◆ Vote for your Favorite Space at the Visitors’ Kiosk

While touring the Mansion, please observe the following: ◆ no, food, drinks, or smoking. ◆ Children under 12, infants and strollers are not permitted. ◆ The Mansion is not handicapped-accessible.

80 Interior Designer Renderings 133 Boutique Directory 135 Garden Site Plan 136 Landscape Designer Renderings 156 Interior Designer Directory

PARKING

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200 Our Sincere Gratitude

USET Fowler Road Field 576 Fowler Road, Gladstone, nJ 07934 Except on May 2, 3, 4, and May 10 (see below).

205 Advertiser Directory

Parking on May 2, 3, 4 and May 10 ONLY Pfizer Corporate Headquarters 100 U.S. 206 north Peapack, nJ 07977 The Mansion is accessible by shuttle only. Continuous free shuttle service provided to Blairsden during Mansion hours.

DESIGNER SALES Most items in the design and landscape spaces are available for sale. visit the Designer Sales office by the main entrance of the Mansion in Space 5 for purchases and inquiries.

All proceeds benefit two great causes: the expanded Joan and Edward Foley Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the new Autism and Child Development Center at Morristown Medical Center. The Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center and its parent affiliates are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Join WAMMC, be a part of all our special events and learn about exciting volunteer opportunities at www.wammc.org or www.mansioninmay.org. FROnT COvER PHOTOGRAPHY BY SCOTT SEIBOLD

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One of the preeminent boarding schools in the United States, Blair Academy provides students with a superior college preparatory education and rich community life. The school was founded in 1848 by railroad tycoon John Insley Blair, who was the institution’s principal benefactor for a half-century. Thanks to the generosity of his son, DeWitt Clinton Blair, who followed in his father’s footsteps by providing the funds to construct Clinton Hall and the gymnasium, Blair Academy grew substantially over the 19th and 20th centuries both in the size of its student body size and the acreage of its hilltop campus. More than 150 years after its founding, Blair Academy is honored to recognize its special connection to the Blair family by participating in the opening of Blairsden, which was built by John I. Blair’s grandson and DeWitt Clinton Blair’s son, Clinton Ledyard Blair. For more information visit www.Blair.edu.

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How It All Comes Together

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As General Co-Chairs of Mansion in May 2014, it is an honor to be continuing the Women’s Association’s 40-year tradition of hosting wonderful designer showhouses for the benefit of Morristown Medical Center. Mansion in May has a truly unique and impressive legacy. The Women’s Association has had our eyes on Blairsden since the first Mansion in May in 1974. We are thrilled to welcome you to this architectural masterpiece, an American treasure — our spectacular “home on the hill” for the month of May 2014! We are uniquely fortunate in the Morristown area to have so many impressive, historic estates, and for the past 40 years to enjoy the generosity of our Mansion homeowners, like Blairsden Hall LLC, who allow us to open their beautiful homes to the public for Mansion in May. We are grateful. But Mansion in May is about more than the house. It is about the people. It is about the good work of the staff of Atlantic Health and Morristown Medical Center in helping our community. It is about our patrons, our in-kind donors, and our corporate and individual sponsors who contribute their generosity in support of a worthy cause. It is about the creativity and dedication of our interior and landscape designers who bring each Mansion to life. It is about our vendors who find the most beautiful and unusual things to offer visitors. It is about the expertise and professionalism of our generous service providers who bring their best work to this ambitious fundraiser. And it is about the legacy of friendship and philanthropy that compels our 1,000 volunteers and 64 Mansion in May Executive Committee members to step forward and offer their time and talents to make each Mansion a wonderful reality. Mansion in May is about the people our cause will help. This year those people are the youngest in our community. There are two beneficiaries this year. The expanded Joan and Edward Foley Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Goryeb Children’s Hospital will care for sick children at their time of greatest medical need. A new Autism Center at Morristown Medical Center will have the expanded resources to help more

of the autistic children in our community, offering families an individualized plan across medical specialties. This multidisciplinary approach has been important for early diagnosis and comprehensive care of the whole child. These children, and those who care for them, inspire us. All of this is what makes Mansion in May possible, but there is also a secret ingredient, an intangible thread that ties everything together. That secret and most powerful ingredient is, quite simply, the spirit of good will, a spirit that is infused throughout every aspect of Mansion in May and found in the hearts of those who contribute to the Mansion’s success. Good will combined with a desire to make a difference — that is the secret of Mansion in May. We welcome you to Mansion in May and to become part of that spirit. We invite you to take in the gorgeous design, the history and majesty of Blairsden, and the views from the gardens. We invite you to dine in The Conservatory Café and to shop at The Boutiques at Blairsden. Please enjoy your visit to this remarkable home. Thank you for helping to continue the legacy that is Mansion In May.

Prudence Pigott and Christie Gisser Mansion in May 2014 General Co-Chairs

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On behalf of the Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC), it is with great pride that I welcome you to Blairsden, our 17th Mansion in May. It was 40 years ago that WAMMC held its first Mansion in May, at Upton Pyne just across the ravine from Blairsden. Since that time, the signature fundraiser of the Women’s Association has raised over $8 million in support of worthy causes at Morristown Medical Center. This year we are pleased to support an expanded Joan and Edward Foley Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the new Autism and Child Development Center, the first of its kind to be built in New Jersey. WAMMC would like to recognize the generosity of the homeowner who has partnered with us, allowing us to showcase this magnificent property; to thank Anthony Sblendorio, founder and principal at Back to Nature Home & Garden, a tireless champion for the Women’s Association and Morristown Medical Center, and coordinator of the restoration of Blairsden’s impressive gardens; and to express gratitude to Blairsden project manager William Welch, who has organized the efforts of the interior renovation on behalf of the homeowner, returning the mansion to the beauty of a bygone era. In addition, WAMMC is grateful to the Borough of Peapack-Gladstone, the municipal officials and their staffs, the residents of the community and the neighbors of Blairsden for their support. We would like to acknowledge the interior designers, craftsmen, landscape designers and contractors, and their skilled teams who have transformed this historic property into a stunning showhouse and gardens. Mansion in May could not come to fruition without volunteers, starting with the dedication and enthusiasm of Prudence Pigott and Christie Gisser, Mansion in May 2014 General Co-Chairs. They have put together a talented team that has committed countless hours to bringing you a spectacular Mansion in May. A special note of recognition to the many selfless volunteers who give their time and expect nothing in return. Their reward is knowing that the care provided at Morristown Medical Center will be the best it can possibly be because of their contribution. With much appreciation to all of those who make the magic of Mansion in May possible. Enjoy your day at beautiful Blairsden!

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WELCOME

Thank You from Atlantic Health and Morristown Medical Center

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It is with great pleasure and appreciation that we welcome you to the Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center’s 17th Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens at Blairsden. This marks the 40th year of Mansion in May, and this year’s showhouse at Blairsden promises to be the most spectacular event to date. With the support of our volunteers and the community and one of the most remarkable homes in the country, proceeds from this year’s featured mansion will fund projects at Goryeb Children’s Hospital, specifically the expansion of the Joan and Edward Foley Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, enabling us to provide world-class care to the sickest children in our community — today and well into the future. Funds also will support a new Autism and Child Development Center, providing gold-standard testing for diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as expert care, individualized treatment and compassionate guidance. The Women’s Association is one of the largest contributors to the hospital, donating millions of dollars to improve the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Goryeb Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, the Emergency Department, the Palliative Care Center and the Valerie Fund Children’s Center. The Women’s Association also provides financial support through its Bargain Box thrift boutique and three hospital gift shops. As a volunteer organization, its members are responsible also for several service programs, such as providing art in public areas of the hospital, fresh flowers in the chapel, holiday decorations and scholarship funds for deserving staff. Since its inception in 1893, the Women’s Association has been dedicated to improving health care in our community. Today, that mission continues through your support at Blairsden. Thank you for making this Mansion in May another resounding success.

Joseph Trunfio, PhD President and Chief Executive Officer Atlantic Health System

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Goryeb Children’s Hospital has become a jewel for top-notch pediatric care in New Jersey. Over the years, the Women’s Association has been one of our most ardent supporters and has again stepped up to champion our cause. We are grateful because the upcoming Mansion in May fundraiser will be an integral part of plans to expand our footprint and our services; included are the Joan and Edward Foley Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), the Vanech Pediatric Inpatient Unit and a new Autism and Child Development Center. As our reputation for excellence has grown, we find ourselves increasingly at full capacity, forced to turn away children who need us. Or, in the case of children with possible or even established autism, the wait time for evaluations has increased almost everywhere while parental worries grow. Experience tells us that early intervention is key. As a state-designated children’s hospital, Goryeb is equipped to care for severely injured or ill children. We have capabilities others do not: including pediatric subspecialists and surgeons in all key areas, a dedicated pediatric emergency department (ED) and a pediatric intensive care unit. With these resources, we know children and their parents are in the best hands when they’re with us. That’s why it is so disturbing when we have a full house and can’t accept those who need to be admitted from our ED or transported in from other hospitals. A new eight-bed inpatient unit and three more PICU rooms will substantially increase our capacity to care for more children, but that’s not all. We then will be able to keep vulnerable, hospitalized pediatric cancer patients separated from the general population, incorporate an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit for patients with complicated seizure disorders and build the latest generation of intensive care rooms for children. When it comes to autism, we intend to make a difference by developing a family-centered, affordable model of care. The new Autism Center will be designed specifically to help children with autism feel at ease, and the programming will provide parents with many of the answers they seek. We will expand the coordination of care among the multiple pediatric specialists often needed to care for these children and adolescents. Families will gain access to more diagnosticians and to a care navigator who will guide them through treatment and connect them to community resources. We also will train caregivers so families have the skills to work with their children without delay. Throughout the region, there are people who need us, and we want to welcome every single one of them here. With your contribution to Mansion in May 2014, we’ll be able to. Thank you for your support!

Walter D. Rosenfeld, MD Chair of Pediatrics Goryeb Children’s Hospital

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OUR BENEFICIARY Expansion of the Joan and Edward Foley Pediatric Intenstive Care Unit

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Why do we want to expand the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)? The answer is simple: Because of kids like Andy. He came to the PICU with pneumonia caused by an aggressive bacterium resistant to almost all antibiotics. It was destroying his small lungs. During his worst days, Andy depended on machines to sustain his body. One machine breathed for him, another improved his lung circulation and yet another monitored his heart function beat to beat. Multiple IV pumps provided life-sustaining medications through specialized intravascular lines. Our team of pediatric surgeons, pulmonary specialists, infectious-disease experts, cardiologists, critical-care nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, child-life specialists and social workers labored for weeks to save his life — and we did. If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a whole hospital to save lives like Andy’s, and not just any hospital, but a “children’s hospital.” Our mission is to provide the advanced, cutting-edge care all children deserve. We are embarking on an ambitious expansion to increase our pediatric critical care beds so we will never have to turn away a patient because we are over capacity and so we can provide life-sustaining technologies of ever-increasing complexity. In short, we want to repeat Andy’s success a thousand times over. Thank you for helping us do just that.

Juan Gutierrez, MD Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Goryeb Children’s Hospital

A New Autism and Child Development Center

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Autism can be a devastating diagnosis, made even more difficult as each family struggles to navigate the complicated web of essential services. Goryeb Children’s Hospital has become regarded as an expert provider of autism diagnosis and care for families in our area. As the number of children with this diagnosis continues to soar, we strive to increase our capacity to serve these families and meet the needs of even more children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our families have told us what is important to them. Parents are passionate about receiving early diagnosis, finding appropriate therapies and coordinating care. Others ask for support for their other children in learning how to deal with a sibling with autism. Some requests are as practical and life-enhancing as learning how to go out with an autistic child for a meal at a restaurant. We listen closely and are planning on providing a multidisciplinary approach to develop the answers and sometimes novel solutions to meet each family’s needs. In our new Autism Center, there will be a separate waiting room designed specifically to make the child with autism feel at ease. We plan to pioneer the concept of an Individual Treatment Plan and clearly define an action plan for each child we evaluate. The development of a staff position known as Autism Care Navigator will provide resources and guidance to families on their journey of providing an optimal program for their child. With an established Autism Center, families will gain earlier diagnosis, access to behavior therapy, coordinated medical care for the child as well as education, training and support. The numbers of children with autism are staggering, the need in our community is overwhelming and the time is now to make our vision become a reality. Thank you for helping us make it happen. Tara Gleeson DNP, APN Coordinator of Autism Services Goryeb Children’s Hospital

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Designed and constructed between 1897 and 1903 with later alterations, Blairsden was the magnificent country home of the family of C. Ledyard Blair, a New York financier, sportsman and commodore of the New York Yacht Club. Blair was a grandson of self-made multimillionaire, philanthropist and Princeton University trustee and benefactor John Insley Blair, who made his fortune in mining and building much of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s railroad system.

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The renowned architectural firm Carrère and Hastings designed Blairsden’s imposing Beaux-Arts façade, featuring carved Indiana limestone. Parisian-style wrought iron balconies adorn the tall second-story windows.

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Hailed as a feat of design, engineering and state-of-theart technology when it was constructed, Blairsden is one of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture in the United States, a remarkable fusion of architecture and landscape design. It is a masterpiece of the renowned and influential New York architecture firm of Carrère and Hastings, which also designed the iconic New York Public Library and the Frick mansion, now museum, in New York City; the original United States Senate and House office buildings in Washington, D.C.; as well as commercial buildings, libraries, academic structures, churches and theaters in America and beyond. The firm was noted also for designing country and urban residences for many prominent American families, including the du Ponts, Flaglers, Harrimans, Aldriches and Sloanes.

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Clockwise from top: The famous belvedere features a stone fireplace and sweeping views toward Far Hills and Bedminster. • A view looking up the axial allée and hillside fountain toward the mansion from the middle drive. • The front foyer, as seen from the cross hall, has elaborately faced marble door pediments and a wrought iron inner door. • The grand doublecurved staircase in French limestone, as viewed from the cross hall, marks the center axis of the mansion.

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he gardens an grounds Blairsden’s gardens and grounds were the collaborative vision of Carrère and Hastings and landscape architect James Leal Greenleaf. Trained as a civil engineer before turning to landscape design, Greenleaf got his first important landscape commission in the late 1890s while working with the renowned Olmsted Brothers firm in transforming James B. Duke’s vast acreage in Hillsborough Township into a park-like estate. Later, as a member of the National Commission of Fine Arts, Greenleaf was instrumental in the landscape designs for the Lincoln Memorial and Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C., and the United States military cemeteries established in Europe after World War I. In addition to Blairsden, Greenleaf ’s landscape work in the Somerset Hills enhanced the Upton Pyne, Pennbrook and Wendover estates.

From top: One of the original 12 Roman Caesar busts that line the reflecting pool. • The terrace in front of the orangerie looks down a double staircase toward Ravine Lake. The landscape at Blairsden has been called the “perfect American interpretation of the Italian Villa garden,” with water features, stone and plantings arranged to create outdoor rooms. • To the right of the walled garden is an arcade leading to a belvedere.

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At Blairsden, Carrère and Hastings and Greenleaf created a formal Italianate hillside landscape. From the top, a stone-andbrick rampe douce led down from the main terrace to the orangerie with its arched French doors. From there, parallel rows of steps, separated by flowering plants and a gurgling rill of water, led farther downhill to a pool and fountain, beyond which were four long sections of ramps paved with small blue and white stones set in a symmetrical mosaic pattern. Lined on both sides by trimmed privet hedges, lawn and tall native red cedars, the whole design formed a dramatic axial allée running

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from the house down the steep hillside toward Ravine Lake. The 20 formally landscaped acres around the house also included a large rose garden with pools overlooked by a brickand-lattice summer pavilion, an intimate walled garden with fountain adjacent to the main house, wisteria-crowned arbors overlooking the lake, and extensive waterworks including pools, fountains, cascades and water jets. To create the instant look of a mature landscape, more than 75 full-grown trees up to 60 feet tall were moved to the site by wagons pulled by teams of 16 horses. COURTESY OF NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM, THE WURTS COLLECTION, 1903

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he Blair amily C. Ledyard Blair built Blairsden as a grand country retreat for his family and as the quintessential estate for lavish entertaining. Guests enjoyed elaborate parties, luxurious guest rooms, miles of bridle paths and coaching roads, tennis courts, an indoor squash court, “plunge” pool and Turkish bath, acres of formal terraced gardens with extensive waterworks, a hilltop belvedere with fireplace for cooler days, and swimming and boating on Ravine Lake at the foot of the hill.

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Blair and his wife, Florence Osborne Jennings, had four daughters, all of whom had wedding ceremonies or receptions at Blairsden, with private trains transporting guests from New York City. Members of New York’s elite Coaching Club and Ladies’ Four-in-Hand Driving Club made several visits to the estate, often on Blair’s handsome road coach, the “Defiance,” pulled by teams of four matched horses. Ledyard Blair occupied Blairsden until his death in 1949. The 500-acre estate was then divided up, with the mansion sold to the Sisters of St. John the Baptist, who operated it as a retreat center. In 2002 the home returned to private ownership. Clockwise from top: C. Ledyard Blair’s crest. • Marjory Bruce Blair married William Clark on the terrace at Blairsden in 1913. Private train cars brought wedding guests from New York City. • C. Ledyard Blair’s four-in-hand coach, “Defiance,” in action. Blair was an avid horseman and coaching enthusiast. He owned several coaches and arranged coaching parties to bring visitors from New York City to Blairsden, changing to fresh teams of horses several times along the route. • The young Blair daughters enjoy a tea party with the family dog. From left, Marjory Bruce Blair (married William Clark), Edith Dod Blair (married Richard A. Van Nest Gambrill), Florence Ledyard Blair (married Herbert Rivington Pyne) and Marie Louise (Marise) Blair (married Pierpont Morgan Hamilton, Everardus Bogardus and James Campbell). • Portrait of Florence Osborne Jennings Blair by John White Alexander. All photos courtesy of a Blair family descendant. Mansion in May 2014

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Blairsden oda Today, visitors approach Blairsden on a mile-long private drive that winds its way through formal as well as farm elements of the original estate up to the hilltop, where the mansion and terraces afford an expansive view over Ravine Lake to the countryside beyond. Approaching the home’s impressive carved limestone entrance façade, guests pass along a 300-foot-long reflecting pool lined by busts of the first 12 Roman Caesars and sheltered by large maple trees.

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wood doors and heavy bronzeframed inner doors lined with thick plate glass. Once inside, the view is down a long cross hall with walls of carved French limestone, off of which are the home’s principal rooms and an elegant curving limestone double stairway complemented by a

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sterling silver and bronze chandelier. The house features 14foot ceilings with elaborate plaster moldings and pilasters; paneling of walnut, oak and mahogany; more than two dozen fireplaces,

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each adorned with uniquely detailed mantels of wood, marble or carved limestone; and tooledleather-covered walls in the billiard room.

Clockwise from top: A panoramic view of the Somerset Hills today from the terrace at Blairsden. • A Louis XIV Sun King motif ceiling fixture with radiating light. • The grandeur of Blairsden remains today. • A mythological figure carved into the fireplace mantel of Blairsden’s atrium.

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Celebrating 40 Years of Mansion in May

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Since 1974, the Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) has presented Mansion in May as its signature fundraiser. Over the past 40 years, Mansion in May has been held every two or three years and is now one of the leading designer showhouse and garden events in the country, welcoming thousands of visitors. Mansion in May 2014 at Blairsden promises to be a most spectacular event to mark this significant milestone in the history of WAMMC. Established in 1893 by Myra Brookfield, WAMMC is one of the largest and oldest auxiliaries in the nation. The mission of this dynamic volunteer group is to support Morristown Medical Center in advancing the quality of healthcare in the community. The Women’s Association fulfills this mission through fundraising endeavors and by providing caring services to patients and visitors. WAMMC raises more than $700,000 annually for Morristown Medical Center and is also one of the largest contributors to the hospital’s capital campaigns. In recent years, WAMMC has contributed $2.5 million to Goryeb Children’s Hospital, $1 million to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, $1.5 million to the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, $1.5 million to the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center and $1.3 million to the Inpatient Hospice and Palliative Care Center. Cumulatively, WAMMC has contributed over $13 million to the Medical Center since 2000. Our success at WAMMC is not possible without a considerable volunteer effort. When you join WAMMC, you can be a part of Mansion in May and other exciting events as you support worthwhile causes for Morristown Medical Center. Visit our website at www.wammc.org or call (973) 971-5480 to become a valued member of our organization and to make a difference in our community. ABOUT MORRISTOWN MEDICAL CENTER

As a part of the Atlantic Health System, Morristown Medical Center is a nationally recognized, award-winning hospital that is a leading provider of world-class healthcare services in New Jersey and metropolitan New York. This private, non-profit medical center takes pride in its healing, family-centered environment and has been designated as a Regional Trauma Center, Regional Perinatal Center, Magnet Hospital for Excellence in Nursing Service as well as a center for excellence in orthopedics, cancer care (Carol G. Simon Cancer Center), pediatrics (Goryeb Children’s Hospital) and cardiovascular care (Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute). Additionally, Morristown Medical Center is an important teaching and research hospital as well as the secondlargest employer in Morris County.

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2006 Ross Family Farm Basking Ridge

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The Revival of an American Treasure for Mansion in May

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For Anthony Sblendorio, founder and principal at Back to Nature Home & Garden, each project is unique — individualized by the property’s history, surrounding community, existing plantscapes and systems, and personal taste. His firm specializes in creating luxury outdoor spaces while improving the local ecology. His approach is to concurrently repurpose systems to be regenerative while designing an elegant surrounding for clients to savor. The team at Back to Nature is aware of the vital need to improve local ecological systems and is adept at offering solutions for properties of all sizes. From inoculated gourmet mushroom logs, residential bee hives and chicken coops to rain gardens, meadows and wetland restoration, Back to Nature helps clients greater enjoy their homes while doing good — and feeling good. Historic properties require an especially delicate touch — a keen eye and value placed on period relevance and perspective, while renewing and reviving the property aesthetically and beneficially for the local ecology. The Blairsden project has proved to be especially intriguing. Back to Nature has been afforded the opportunity to work with the new homeowner to help restore one of the country’s most significant estates. Says Sblendorio, “I welcomed the opportunity to connect the Women’s Association and Morristown Medical Center with the Blairsden homeowner to help tell the story of this great historic home and to reintroduce it to the public at Anthony Sblendorio Mansion in May.” Back to Nature Home & Garden

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With an interest in historic architecture and building techniques and 30 years of experience in architectural restoration, William Welch, owner of BLDG 39., focuses on reconstructing buildings while incorporating dismantled structures. The design is informed by his large inventory of European and domestic architectural antiques and salvaged materials dating from the 17th and 18th centuries to 1920. Welch’s work at Blairsden began late in 2012 with direction from the homeowner to “freeze the house in time” by honoring the architecture, keeping it within genre. With this, his goal is to bring austerity to the house despite its grand scale, maintaining the grace of classicism. Says Welch, “I want to stay consistent with the voice of the house — the restoration will be a testament to the quality of the architecture.” When constructed at the turn of the 20th century, Blairsden was built around having a full-time staff. Today, Welch’s approach to its restoration includes designing more intimate living spaces for the new owner — the dining room and library will be scaled down; a smaller, modern kitchen will be created; and a new master bathroom will be added. The most involved renewal will be in the living room. Future priorities for the 30-acre property include restoring the orangerie, south terrace, and Italian fountains; relocating the Caesar busts; and adding a four-car garage. Welch is looking forward to Mansion in May’s reintroducing Blairsden to the community — the beginning of Blairsden’s next life. After Mansion in May, restoration will continue through the endeavors of his work, and the voice of Blairsden will live on for William Welch years to come. BLDG 39.

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COMMITTEES

General Co-Chairs Prudence Pigott and Christie Gisser

Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center Dannette Merchant, President Karen Johnson, Executive Assistant Mansion in May Administration Amy Haskel, Co-Chair Pat Colbert, Co-Chair Mansion in May Advisors Nathalie Dennis Dannette Merchant Anne Rooke Treasury Barbara Bugen, Co-Chair Ruth di Stefano, Co-Chair Nan Beckert Kathy Christie Erica Diehl Amy Haskel Betsy Holdsworth Barbara Hoyt Barbara Killeen Beth Jackson Tina Kellner Jane Kurek Jennifer Marazzo Dannette Merchant Carol MacGowan Nadine Milbert Lauren Miller Valerie Olpp Sandy Ross Dea Wehrlin 56

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Admissions Roxanne Hayes, Co-Chair Barbara Ruane, Co-Chair Liz Broas Cheryl Dennison Colleen Farrell Beth Karmen Kate Zahusky Advanced Sales Patty DeGraff, Co-Chair Angel Hand, Co-Chair Donna Charlton Mary McIntyre Boutiques LeeAnne Lan, Co-Chair Heather Medd, Co-Chair Alicia Murray, Coordinator Debra Bednarski Linda Berry Rebecca Dean Trish Frey Helen Guider Anne Hyde Ginny Icart Karen Kelly Martha Lewis Susan Lodge Laura Loeber Linda Lynch Jane Maltby Treloar Medd Joan Mogelvang Cora Porter Maria Rodgers

Kelly Scorsune Jennifer Thackery Laurie Trezza Cafe Mary Courtemanche, Co-Chair Pat O'Connor, Co-Chair Tressa Baird Debbie Carroll Helen Caulfield Kathie Christie Pat Colbert Debi Corrigan Diane DePascale Meg Dietrich Caren Frankel Barbara Kendelski Sue Kennedy Carol MacGowan Cheryl Mazzo Marianne Mohr Anne Murphy Ingrid Page Chris Parker Sharon Remlinger Fran Stauber Cause Outreach Lynne Rosenfeld, Chair Susan Armbrust Doreen Kerwin Judi Meighan J. Edward Murphy II Design Nancy Alfano, Co-Chair Judie Hofmeister, Co-Chair Suzanne Van Fossan, Co-Chair

Diane Carr Mary Horn Linda Hough Janet Jannelli Sue Kiernan Vivian Morrison Judith Neaman Julie Obenauer Liz Oliva Callie O’Malley Therese Patterson Anne Rooke Louetta Shioleno Designer Sales Janice Beck, Co-Chair Kerstin Malmstrom, Co-Chair Lisa Kelly, Co-Chair Donna Vicarisi, Co-Chair History Valerie Marr, Chair Hospitality Susan Hayes, Chair Tamara Hageneder Kim Harwanko Connie Lott Lisa Lowe Debbie Ricciardi Andrea Valle Patty Vrana Journal Nathalie Dennis, Co-Chair Kim Harwanko, Co-Chair

Journal Ad Sales Sharon L. Sexton, Co-Chair Joan Contess, Co-Chair Margo Dana Gayle Khoury Dale Scolnick Katherine M. Ungar Jennifer Van Beveren Landscape Gail Decker, Co-Chair Linda Reeves, Co-Chair Eileen Dawson Beth Fuller Jeanne Galbraith Carol Galgano Wendy Kern Pat Moffitt Patty Mullens Maria Rogers Barb Sandelands Margaret Weisgerber Operations Susan Bruen, Co-Chair Margaret Clossey, Co-Chair Cathy Biczak, Co-Chair Bill Clossey Bob Curnow Dave Curnow Pat Hays Jackie Hinshaw Mac Hinshaw Patty Kaufman Tom King Susan Lubow


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Preview Gala June Meehan, Co-Chair Sandy Finlayson, Co-Chair Kathy Christie Ruth di Stefano Kelley Finlayson Meghan Finlayson Linda Hough Barbara Hoyt Sue Kiernan Marianne Kozlowski Courtney Meehan Sandi Niccolai Katie Nolle Janet Pearce Katherine Sheeleigh Louetta Shioleno Private Parties Cindy Feely, Co-Chair Pamela Cembrook, Co-Chair Diane Greenfield Kathy Locker Sherry Karas Kathy Sisto Harriet Snyder Private Tours Jane Kilcullen, Co-Chair Mary Lou Mauro, Co-Chair Liz Bagnato Beth Friedman Eliza Guest Lisa Haarman Michele Hill Emily Hourihan Laura Joralemon

Julie Keating Susanne Kilcullen Valerie Marr June Meehan Tina Monaghan Tina Mulhare Terese Patterson Christine Pearson Linda Prentiss Anne Rooke Linda Snow Katherine Ungar Gail Wagner Publicity Barbara Gallo, Co-Chair Kathy Hobbs, Co-Chair Brittany Lusardi, Co-Chair Rosalie Balog Lola Burling Mary Frech Stacy Golding Robin Holleran Janine Imbriaco Joshi Neelam Valerie Marr Anne Marie Soto Karen Tourville Raffle Katie Nolle, Co-Chair Lisa Preziosi, Co-Chair Lisa Naturman Signage Eileen Dawson, Co-Chair Patty Mullens, Co-Chair

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INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS The Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association Gratefully Acknowledges Our Generous Individual Sponsors 

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Dannette and Sameer Merchant Tina and Tom Mulhare Mr. and Mrs. A. Quentin Orza, II Prudence and Terry Pigott David and Joan Powell Nancy and Nelson Schaenen Jr. Mr. and Mrs. J. Peter Simon Van Fossan Foundation Wayne and Missy Witte

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GRAND RAFFLE Presented by the Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center

1st rize 2nd rize 3rd rize Custom-Made Shearling Experience

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No substitutions or cash will be given in lieu of prizes. Winner assumes all State and Federal Tax. Winner need not be present. Proceeds to benefit an expanded Joan and edward Foley Pediatric intensive Care unit and a new autism and Child Development Center at Goryeb Children’s Hospital, Morristown Medical Center. Drawing to be held Saturday, May 31, 2014, 3:00 PM at Blairsden, Peapack, New Jersey Mansion in May 2014

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Interior Design and Decoration

Congratulations to the 17th Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens at historic Blairsden

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Phone: 908.669.4785

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DESIGNER FLOOR PLANS

The Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center proudly presents its 17th Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens at Blairsden.

A. Andrew Tedesco Studios Inc.

17. Maria Bevill Interiors

1. Timothy and Associates Interior Design

18. Creative Wall Coverings & Interiors

2. Van Cleef Tile & Stone

19. Morgan House Design Center

Susan Obercian Design

3. Barbara Ostrom Associates 4. Megan Young Designs 5. BLDG 39. 6. Bjorn Bjornsson Interior Design 7. Plainfield Restoration and Reproduction LLC

8. Melone Cloughen Interiors Inc. 9. Gacek Design Group 10. Broadfoot & Broadfoot,

20. British Home Emporium 21. Linda Benson Interiors 22. Kristin Ashley Interiors 23. Houndstooth Interior Design LLC 24. James Rixner Inc. Sherle Warner Garden State Tile

25. Curren Design Associates Inc. 26. California Closets

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27. Très Jolie Interior Design

The 155 Project

28. Raiser Contracting

11. Hope Sferra Interiors Inc. 12. Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery Summit Rug

NLM Design Interiors

29. Re-Feather Your Nest Decorating LLC 30. James Yarosh Associates Fine Art Gallery

13. Pereaux Interior Design

31. Sandra John Interior Design

14. Diane Durocher Interiors

32. BLDG 39.

15. Design Domaine

33. BLDG 39.

16. Danielle Ann Millican Inc.

34. Cabri Inc.

Patina Painted Finishes & Murals LLC Studio K LLC

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35. Affordable Closets Plus

36. Plumberry Designs Inc. EMDillon Design

37. Dreyer’s Showroom by Alexandria Como

38. Landy Plante Interiors LLC 39. Elizabeth Guest Interiors LLC 40. C.R. Interior Designs LLC 41. Scott Salvator Inc. Empire Stone Care

42. Kristina Bade Studio LLC 43. James Rixner Inc. 44. Fun House Furnishings & Design LLC 45. Studio MB LLC 46. Interior Decisions Inc. 47. Canterbury Design 48. BLDG 39. 49. Dove Design Studio 50. Greenbaum Interiors 51. Garden Cottage 52. Scott Salvator Inc. 53. The Boutiques at Blairsden in the Veranda

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Andrew Tedesco Studios Inc. (212) 924-8438 / andrew@tedesco.com / andrewtedesco.com

Andrew Tedesco

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Revealing Layers What hidden treasures will be uncovered in this home â&#x20AC;Ś I was inspired when I looked up and saw large chunks of peeling paint in the center of the ceiling (see before picture). The marble arches and carved details in the architecture beckoned an historical importance. Contemporary color and youthful vibrance is what I also wanted to add to this entry. So welcome to Classical meets Modern. I am exhibiting a Renaissance fresco-style mural, breaking away to reveal a modern design. The mural was created on a single piece of muslin in the art studio and installed on site. As with all of my murals, it can be easily removed and reinstalled after the show. SOURCES AND CREDITS Redstar Paint and Decorating Center, Montclair.

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Timothy and Associates Interior Design 45 Villa Road / Pearl River, NY 10965 / (845) 735-7240 / timothyinteriordesigns@yahoo.com / timothyandassociatesinteriordesigns.com

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Nearly a century ago, famous English novelist and critic Virginia Woolf told readers in A Room of One’s Own that creative women had a problem: not enough money and not enough locked rooms in which to work. Woolf, whose stream-of-consciousness technique and poetic style are among the most important contributions to the modern novel, believed that successful women artists in her day were in short supply because they lacked the financial means and the privacy necessary for the creation of their art. Upon entering “A Room of Her Own,” the visitor will step into a space that will stimulate creativity due to its beauty and purpose! One will be compelled to sit

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“… a women must have money and a room of her own if she is to write.” — Virginia Woolf at the exquisite writing desk and perhaps start composing a poem or the first profound word of a new novel!

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SOURCES AND CREDITS Art Time Design, Benjamin Moore Paints, English Country Antiques, Fine Art Lamps, Interiors by Denise Inc. Trade Showroom, J & D Borowczak Muralists, KC Creations, Lillian August, Modern View Renovations LLC, Newel. New York, Osborne & Little, Valcamy Window Treatments, Mark Gallery, Mottahedeh & Co.

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Van Cleef Tile & Stone Susan Obercian Design

234 Vanderveer Avenue / Branchburg, NJ 08876 / (908) 203-9600 / chrisie@vancleeftile.com / vancleeftile.com

26 Still Hollow Road / Lebanon, NJ 08833 / (908) 229-3606 / sobercian@me.com / susanoberciandesign.com

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Finishing Touch â&#x20AC;&#x153;Finishing Touch" is a serene room off the office for the lady of the house. This is where she can go at the end of her work day to straighten her hair, powder her nose and add a touch of lipstick. The paneling is elegant, the colors are inviting, the lighting sparkles and the accessories are beautiful and feminine. The painting adds color and playfulness. The restored sinks and Carerra marble countertop are true classics. The high point of the room is the custom-designed and -fabricated marble and limestone floor inspired by

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materials original to the house. The sweeping curves of the floor design are reflective of the carved moldings throughout the house.

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SOURCES AND CREDITS Mosaic marble floor by Van Cleef Tile, Installation by Llanes Tile and Marble Installers; Desirable Woodworking LLC; Maureen Chatfield; Heritage Lighting; Ann Ficula Painting and Wallpaper.

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Barbara Ostrom Associates 1 International Boulevard, Suite 209 / Mahwah, NJ 07495 / (201) 529-0444 / barbaraostrom@optonline.net / barbaraostrom.net 250 Mercer Street, Suite D-503 / New York, NY 10012 / (212) 465-1808

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Mrs. Blair's Drawing Room When I first saw this room, it was painted in the grim, throughout the room. It cheerless colors of an approaching storm. This was a has been transformed cold, unfriendly room that invited no one in. into a true salon. I longed to bring the room to life with gorgeous SOURCES AND CREDITS colors, cherished collections, well-read books, fine antiques and exquisite art. I strived to make it a sought- Osborne & Little; Andrew Tedesco; Baum Drapery; Mason-Art; after retreat. Mastour Carpet; Christopher Guy; The architecture may be staunchly traditional, but I Profiles Inc.; Celerie Kemble for have given it an unexpected eclectic and modern twist. I Henredon; Mattia Bonetti, Paul Kasmin Gallery; Baker, Knapp & took a classically symmetric room and injected a sense of Tubbs; Interior Crafts; Fendi Casa; BEFORE novelty by juxtaposing classic pieces with contemporary Christopher Spitzmiller Inc.; Vaughan Lighting; English Country Antiques; Hyde Park Antiques; ones and adding a touch of whimsy. It is now light and airy, with the terrace doors wide Newel Gallery; ACA Gallery â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sonia Grineva, Marlene Yu; James Yarosh Associates Fine Art Gallery; Samuel & Sons; Jardiniere; Orchids by open to catch the heady aroma of flowers from the Karen; Tomlinson; Jessica Chepauskas, rendering. garden. Beautiful music fills the room, and it is everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite gathering place. The warm and Please see our ad on page 25 outgoing personality of the owner is expressed Mansion in May 2014

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Megan Young Designs PO Box 204 / Peapack, NJ 07977 / (917) 607-5698 / megan@meganyoungdesigns.com / meganyoungdesigns.com

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As this room is the main entry space, it should reflect not only the grandeur and formality of the space, but also the beauty of the gardens and the beginning of spring. The overall concept for the room is luxurious textiles, bright, abstract art and beautiful flowers. Because this room wants little furniture, scale and quality are of the utmost importance. SOURCES AND CREDITS

Quadrille Wallpapers & Fabrics, Samuel & Sons Passementerie, Jose Quintana Custom Upholstery, Valerie Verona, Jardiniere Fine Flowers, Nicholas F. Rizzo Fine Arts, Potterton Books.

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BLDG 39. PO Box 213 / Pottersville, NJ 07979 / 908-413-4463 / bldg39wm@gmail.com / bldg39.com

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The original plans for Blairsden referred to this small space and attendant room as the “Brush-Up Room.” It was for the gentlemen of the house and included a water closet, closet space and a small cleanup room. Currently, William Welch, principal of BLDG 39., uses it as the site office for the restoration of Blairsden. Once the project is finished, it will serve as a small private office, coat room and water closet. SOURCES AND CREDITS BLDG 39.

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Bjorn Bjornsson Interior Design 345 East 52nd Street, 7D / New York, NY 10022 / (212) 207-4980 / bjorn@bjornbjornsson.com / bjornbjornsson.com

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Billiard Room Bjornsson Design has the honor of designing the Billiard Room at Blairsden. The room features an antique billiard table incorporated with a lounge area in front of the grand fireplace. Many custom-made and fine details are included in the space. Bjorn Bjornsson designed the furniture with unique fish leather from Iceland; the fabric for the window treatments from Taffard Fabrics has a customembroidered design; and the fireplace is flanked by custom-made accessories. A grand 24-light black Zenith chandelier from Baccarat hangs in the center with coordinating sconces throughout the room. Although the space is large, Bjornsson created an intimate setting that is complementary to the Old World character of the home and also appropriate for today with fresh and contemporary furnishings that

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create a transitional bridge between the two styles. The intent of the Billiard Room is to be inviting, sophisticated and designed for elegant gatherings.

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SOURCES AND CREDITS Blatt Billiards, Baccarat, Kaiser Decorating, Taffard Fabrics, Duralee, Kravet, Bjornsson Design, Sanford Hall, Arteriors Home, Salmon Studios, Chanduvi Restoration, Carol Mara Ltd.

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plainfield restoration & reproduction llc 935 Central Avenue / Plainfield, NJ 07060 / (908) 755-8149 / info@plainfieldrestoration.com / plainfieldrestoration.com

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The bathroom located off the Billiard Room called out for warmth and sophistication. The stark white room, with its white marble flooring and white fixtures, contrasted with the dark, rich, masculine feel of the Billiard Room. Our vision included reconfiguring the randomly placed marble floor tiles. We salvaged, recut and polished the original tiles and laid them in an interesting and symmetrical herringbone pattern, giving the room more depth and interest. Restoring, replating and polishing all the original fixtures and accessories kept this room true to its architectural period and design. The wall colors and fabrics chosen bring the richness and feel of the Billiard Room to this space.

SOURCES AND CREDITS DEA Bath Machineries, Brass Shop, simply..., Benjamin Moore, Geraldine Heydt/artist, Fabric Collection.

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Melone Cloughen Interiors Inc. 1 Spring House Lane / Morristown, NJ 07960 / (201) 401-6691 / ljmelone555@aol.com / mc-interiors.com

Lisa Melone Cloughen

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Reflection and Champagne Join us on the balcony for a moment of quiet reflection and solitude in the morning. Let yourself retreat to the peaceful sounds of flowing water and the surrounds of nature. Enjoy a gentle breeze and allow your gaze to drift around the room and focus here and there on an elegant assortment of beautiful planters filled with greenery, the fountain, natural curiosities, and books and talismans collected over many years. Return to the balcony in the evening and immerse yourself in a quietly opulent and calm oasis after the hubbub of the day. Sink into a lounge chair, wrap yourself in a cashmere throw and light several scented candles. Pour a glass or two of champagne and indulge in delicious hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres while recounting and

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sharing the events of the day with a friend or lover. SOURCES AND CREDITS Perennials, China Seas, Quadrille, Groundworks Solarium, Lee Jofa, Kravet, Houlès, Etamine, Zimmer + Rohde, Dedar, Zoffany, Houston Upholstery, Patti's Portico, Matthews and Parker, Plexi-craft, Cove Carpet, The Farm, Restoration Hardware, Arteriors, Global Views, Palacek, Hampton Antique Gallery, The Window Antiques, Linda and Howard Stern Antiques, Nest Fragrances, Prestige Tent Rentals, Designer's Own Collection.

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Gacek Design Group 2481 River Road / New Hope, PA 18938 / (215) 862-9038 / info@gacekdesign.com / gacekdesign.com

Richard Gacek

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A Woodland Dream Blairsden is one of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture, combining classical architecture from ancient Greece and Rome with Renaissance design. The elaborate style is evident in the Main Hall with its carved French limestone, elaborate symmetrical details and grand archways. Gacek Design Group complements the Beaux-Arts design with an unexpected emphasis on the pastoral setting of this legendary estate. We have transformed the long cross hall into a restful open-air woodland where you are reminded of natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beauty in color and texture. Once inside, the 14-foot ceilings with elaborate plaster moldings and pilasters provide a tree-like quality to the space. Natural textures are used with a concentration of billowing floor-to-ceiling drapery that leads you through, guiding you to discover more of the experience. Classic elegance

is revealed with moody gray and silver tones, dreamy cloud-like whites and midnight blues. Soft metallic fabrics reflect the strategically placed lighting and give movement and life to the space. Branches are designed to glisten and sparkle. And the sizable artwork, reminiscent of Henri Rousseau, awakens the woodlands in a whimsical way.

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SOURCES AND CREDITS Design Spree Furniture, Robert Allen Fabric, Kathleen Patton Design Studio, Evan Harrington Artist, Creative Touch Rugs, Maxwell Fabrics.

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Broadfoot & Broadfoot 819 Main Street / Boonton, NJ 07005 / (973) 331-0077 / broadfootandbroadfoot@yahoo.com / broadfootandbroadfoot.com 155 Orchard Street / New York, NY 10002 / (646) 808-7470 / the155project.com

Broadfoot & Broadfoot, A Collection of Fine Art

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The main staircase at Blairsden is a formal stage yearning for players. Scott A. Broadfoot has curated an exhibition for this theatrical location using sculpture by Jean Kawecki and paintings by Todd L.W. Doney. This site-specific installation welcomes the viewer with an invitation to ascend through the space and survey its grandeur.

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Hope Sferra Interiors Inc. 50 Parmley Place, Suite 202 / Summit, NJ 07901 / (908) 277-4200 / hope@hopesferrainteriors.com / hopesferrainteriors.com

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Galerie des Glaces warmth to the cool palette. When ascending the staircase, a visitor could miss a ceiling cartouche, an important architectural detail that I’ve echoed with a painted wood floor medallion. This room is for Jane Owens Newcombe Patton ... I know you are watching.

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Just as the Hall of Mirrors was the hallmark of Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles, my “Galerie des Glaces” distinguishes Blairsden with its respect for the architecture used to build this unique home. My overall design effect is in keeping with the original Beaux-Arts chateau-style of Blairsden. My choices for furnishings, fabrics and accessories are everything French, “mais oui!” Mssrs. Carrère and Hastings’ use of magnificent interior limestone inspired my wall treatment — grisaille, a centuries-old technique where tones and values of gray pigments are employed to depict three-dimensional images. My vision was to paint an idyllic country landscape inspired by Blairsden’s beautiful setting. The furnishings, fabrics and accessories are classic and yet modern and fresh. The walls are staged with gilded mirrors, (therefore, the “Hall of Mirrors” title). This and other gold accents add

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SOURCES AND CREDITS Crystal Renaissance Fine Lighting and Restoration Inc., Blooms of Bedminster, Nobilis Fabrics, Arnitex LLC, Casadeco Fabrics, Kravet, Samuel & Sons, Duxiana, Peter Frank, Vaughan, L’Entrepot, Edward Malneck, Louis Solomon, Daryl Hastings, Julian Chichester, Masterpiece Inc., Karges Furniture.

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studio 7 fine art Gallery Summit Rug

5 Morristown Road / Bernardsville, NJ 07924 / (908) 963-0365 / pskjpalmer@verizon.net / studio7artgallery.com

25 Olcott Square / Bernardsville, NJ 07924 / (908) 696-1117 / summitrug@gmail.com / summitrug.com

Kathleen Palmer, Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery

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The Blairsden Collection Collecting art is a love affair. It nourishes our soul and brings joy and memories to our lives. The breathtaking creations of the artists of Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery are the inspiration for the design of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Blairsden Collection.â&#x20AC;? From the paintings of grand landscapes, blazing sunsets and busy streetscapes to the antique Persian rugs, the second-floor hallway surrounds visitors with beauty and luxury. Beautiful blown art glass, Murano glass creations and fascinating carved crystal are displayed in an ornate cabinet, while select pieces of sculpture, created from glass and bronze, sit atop pedestals carefully placed along the hallway. The Blairsden Collection is a celebration of the talent of local and international artists who bring beauty to this grand mansion and give visitors the opportunity to own a piece of art from the collection for their home or office. Partnering with Summit Rug has made it possible

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to include art for the floor. For over 15 years Summit Rug has specialized in antique and custom rugs created in signature designs, textures and colors. It has thousands of designs and samples for every design plan. SOURCES AND CREDITS Artists: Stephanie Amato, Albert L. Bross Jr., Charlie Churchill, Sergei Danilin, Mark de Mos, Susan Donnell, Nicolas Emeric, Barry Entner, James Fiorentino, Leslie Ann Genninger, Gary Godbee, Gerry Heydt, Lee W. Hughes, Jan Lewczenko, Carol Livingston, Douglas Merritt, Cody Nicely, Anthony Panzera, Jake Pfeifer, John Smith, Thomas Valenti, Miles Van Rensselaer. Summit Rug, Benjamin Moore, Clothe My Soul, Modugno Carpentry, M Power Electrical Contractor, Cooke Furniture Design.

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Pereaux interior design 20 Beechwood Road / Summit, NJ 07901 / (908) 522-0950 / barbara@pereauxdesign.com / pereauxinteriordesign.com

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Master of The House hardwood, and an antiqued rug adds to the time-loved furnishings. Finally, the real “master of the house; an antique stone dog, waits by the fireplace to welcome you home!”

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This bedroom was created for a spirited couple of any age who likes fine things with a dash of spice. A custom bed upholstered in a velvet stripe floats as the centerpiece in the room, and an exotic, bold linen print completes the ensemble. We’ve added a midcentury-style sofa where you can read or wait for your partner to add last-minute details to an outfit. A vintage cabinet is fitted with valet essentials to get you ready for work or out on the town. A custom desk sits by the fireplace so you can check important emails or Skype with loved ones who are away. Sophisticated tailored silk panels create warmth, dress the window and keep out morning rays. Unique accessories and original artwork collected over the years help set the mood. The floors are polished

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SOURCES AND CREDITS Lee Industries, Hallman Furniture, J&S Flooring, Robert Allen Fabrics, Cowtan and Tout, Clarence House, Manuel Canovas, Antiques on Union, William Sloan, Constance Brantley, Kathleen Brynes, Duxiana, Anthony Ortiz, Michael MacLachlan, Summit Fireplace Centre.

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diane durocher interiors Ramsey, NJ 07446 / (201) 825-3832 / dmd1211@aol.com / dianedurocherinteriors.com

Diane Durocher, ASID, CAPS, CID

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The design concept for our equestrian retreat was to capture the spirit of the Blair family’s love of their country estate as well as their love of riding. This warm and welcoming guest foyer reflects the bygone era of the Golden Age with a modern twist. Our predominantly masculine decor is offset by the beautiful floral linen fabric of the portières at the doorway, which adds a sense of history and femininity. Warmth and comfort abound with our organic palette of saddle and green. The saddle walls, as well as the pale blue ceiling, accentuate the exquisitely painted millwork. The floor plan was designed to encourage generous circulation in the space, while inviting the guests to enjoy a cup of tea or read a book at the end of an exhilarating ride. The custom artwork of the Blairsden grounds, as

well as the contemporary pastoral artwork, historic prints and subtle equestrian details, enhance our theme and complete our design for this guest foyer.

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SOURCES AND CREDITS Antique Design Center, Art Lines, Benjamin Moore, Beval Saddlery Ltd., Dave’s Finishing Touch, Deco Builders, Decorative Crafts, Design Domaine, Design Spree, Designers Resource, Hallman Furniture, Interiors by Denise, J&S Designer Flooring, Kravet, Kuiken Brothers, Lightwaves, Mark Gallery, Master’s Interiors, Nancy Conner Design, PaintTek, Samuel & Sons, Steve’s Custom Drapery, Studio Eighteen, Whitehouse Fine Interiors.

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Design Domaine 67 Mine Brook Road (Route 202) / Bernardsville, NJ 07924 / (908) 502-5063 / designdomaine@gmail.com / designdomainegallery.com

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SOURCES AND CREDITS Ben Rosenthal, architectural consultant; Design Domaine Gallery artists Brian Eppley, Marcel Favreau, Radu Focsa, Sonia Grineva, David F. Henderson, Marianne V. Kuhn, Gerald Lopato, Jason Mao, Eugene Maziarz, James McGinley, Nick Paciorek, David Burns Patterson, Moshgan Rezania, Eugene Quinn, Samir Sammoun, Edward Sprafkin, Jason Tako, Doreen Tighe, Ronald Tinney, Russell Vujs, Sandra Wakeen, Robert Waltsak and Jennifer Young; Benjamin Moore; J & S Designer Flooring; Patterson Painting Company.

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When guests are escorted to their rooms after their journey to Blairsden, they will surely be awestruck, filled with anticipation. Then they happen upon a gallery of fine art that at once grabs them, bonds them with their hosts and fills them with the joy that will be their entrée to a superlative sojourn. Flashes of shared voyages, places, times past, present and future — all lavished with colors to nourish the soul, nestled amongst local images — will at once reassure them they, too, are at home!

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Danielle Ann Millican Inc. Patina Painted Finishes & Murals LLC

154 Summit Road / Florham Park, NJ 07932 / (973) 966-9767 / danielle@danielleannmillican.com / danielleannmillican.com

Studio K LLC

285 Glen Avenue / Short Hills, NJ 07078 / (973) 376-3329 / marilyn.patina@verizon.net / patinapaintedfinishes.com

36 Reynolds Avenue / Whippany, NJ 07981 / (973) 303-1210 / kayrob3009@yahoo.com / studiokllc.com

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the country life Life in the country is filled with fresh air, the sights and sounds of wild creatures, and engaging sporting events. The Danielle Ann Millican Inc. collection of original engravings and lithographs, hung on artfully painted walls, captures this lifestyle. The wildlife — ducks, pheasants, deer, rabbits — and gentlemen’s games — riding, hunting, tennis and golf — reflect a lifestyle of those to the manor born. Their dogs and horses are as much an accessory as the ever-present crystal shaker of cocktails. Ah, the country life. Inspired by the lush gardens and rolling hills surrounding Blairsden, Marilyn White of Patina Painted Finishes & Murals and Kathryn Sandelli of Studio K have enhanced the gallery with a tonal landscape mural painted in the cove molding and a

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glorious sky on the ceiling. A soft strié finish in tones of Spring Green enhances the walls. A closet was transformed into an intimate bar with a faux-bois cabinet and an array of enchanting bar accessories. The country life is a good life indeed. SOURCES AND CREDITS Danielle Ann Millican Inc., Patina Painted Finishes & Murals LLC; Studio K LLC; Cove Carpet One/Summit, Capitol Lighting, Benjamin Moore, OnSite Locksmiths, M Power Electric, TLC Billie & Buck & Moose.

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This room is inspired by thoughts of the many elegant and glamorous women who lived at or visited Blairsden in days gone by. The Blairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter Marjory, whose wedding to next-door neighbor William Clark drew hundreds of guests in 1913, must have sought such a retreat. Silent film star Mary Pickford, in Poor Little Peppina (1916), which was filmed in part at this mansion, would have found this room inviting. Colors taken from its fireplace surround suggest languid afternoons of wine and chocolate, a lovely meeting of tastes. My goal has been to bring the room into the 21st century without turning away from its Beaux-Arts roots. The room is a study in contrasts. Objects are more appreciated when placed against a strong background. The merlot walls give visibility to the light furnishings. The contrast creates energy that transforms the

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SOURCES AND CREDITS Pearson Furniture Co., Kindel Furniture, Moore Councill Furniture, Cox Manufacturing Co., Scott Thomas, La Murrina Murano, Maitland Smith, Visual Comfort, Robert Allen, Stout Fabrics, Clark & Clark, Samuel & Sons, Fabricade, Kravet, Valerie Dodd, Joyce Krieg Antique Prints, Decorative Painting by Joyce Lahmidi, Art and Decorative Painting by Tom Lynch, Bob Carlucci Cabinetry and Construction, Sherwin Williams, Laura Clare Florals, rendering by Abby Jochnowitz, Go Home, McCoy Design, The Van Cleve Collection, SBS Floors, Studio 7 Fine Art, Highland Art Gallery, Eagle Floors.

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Creative WallCoverings & Interiors 560 Central Avenue / New Providence, NJ 07974 / (908) 665-7997 / rachel@creativewallcoverings.com / creativewallcoverings.com

Rachel Kapner

Lois Darling

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SOURCES AND CREDITS Emerson et Cie, Hallman Furniture, Global Views, Oly, Transglobe Lighting, Visual Comfort, Thibaut and Wolf Gordon, Moomjy Designs Drapery, J.F. Fabrics Console, Bernhardt Interiors, Mirror Image Home, Emissary Home, Massoud Furniture, F. Schumacher and Co., Beacon Hill Fabrics, Houlès USA, Fabricut, Romo Fabrics, Michael Jon Fabrics, Gary Foltz/Foltz Construction, Paint Tek Quality Painting (trade only), Boris Reyt, Duxiana/Summit, The Art Studio, Rebecca Schweiger.

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Deco in Bloom was inspired by American Art Deco design. By taking the roots of the past and planting current objects, we created a bedroom with all the characteristics of linear glamour broken up by curved ornamental elements. Although Art Deco originated in France, it was Herbert Hoover, then U.S. Secretary of Commerce, who sent American experts in 1925 to learn and adapt the French Art Deco to American architectural expression. This bedroom is a symbol of growth in a design that has been reawakened in 2014. In the words of Patricia Bayer, art historian on Art Deco Architecture and Design, our bedroom is “architecture of ornament, geometry, energy, retrospection, optimism, color, texture, light and at times even symbolism” — with shades of pink in bloom.

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Morgan House Design Center 25 East Main Street / Clinton, NJ 08809 / (908) 735-6654 / sara@morganhouseinteriors.com / mhdesigncenter.com

Sara Dickinson

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Morgan’s 9 to 5 A 21st century take on Mrs. Blair’s household is the inspiration behind Morgan’s 9 to 5. This sophisticated yet comfortable space is nestled between Mrs. Blair’s bedroom and her sitting room. It serves as a space for her personal assistant, Morgan, and her dog, LuLu. The furnishings are classic with a modern twist. Vibrant colors and a mixture of finishes create this energetic atmosphere. The kitchenette provides Morgan ample space to prepare light meals and beverages for her busy boss. It includes a paneled refrigerator, a wellness area for storage of medication and a sink for easy clean-up. The office area gives Morgan a place to check emails, charge electronics and keep Mrs. Blair’s changing schedule updated. The cabinetry’s carbon finish with mirrored accent doors is highlighted with a sparkling quartz countertop. The two areas are joined with a built-in plush bed

for LuLu to rest. A settee offers a place to daydream or read while looking out onto the beautiful reflecting pool. An acrylic table leads to a larger project space that is accented with a whimsical chandelier to create this beautiful work space.

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British Home Emporium 89 & 91 Main Street / Madison, NJ 07940 / (973) 443-0303 / george@britishpineemporium.com / britishhomeemporium.com

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Salon De Thé Upon her return from Europe, Paris in particular, our lady of the house yearned to have a spot for a cup of tea, delightful pastry and a tête-à-tête with dear friends. Here, on the second floor of Blairsden, is the room that commands the most spectacular views overlooking the front entry allée, reflecting pool and the mountains to the east. A soothing palette of ivory and gray accented by brilliant yellow exudes sophistication and brings joy to this corner of the house. At the windows a romantic fabric transports the natural world inside, while a noble animal bust stands watch over the entry. Four antique white bergère chairs upholstered in yellow velvet and black-and-white ermine fabric surround a silver-gray table that provides the perfect spot to enjoy afternoon tea, a game of cards and great

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Jihan Tannous

Valerie Matthews

Sarah Fuchsman

Jill Goret

Teri Lodato

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conversation. A customized bar holds the lady’s favorite tea sets and accessories. A beautiful chaise invites a moment of repose. Cozy up with a book from the custom bookcase that evokes the tea rooms of Paris with its antiqued mirrors, white finish and touches of gilt and silver. This is the room that soothes and delights, where a little tea and sympathy help to while away the hours. SOURCES AND CREDITS British Home Emporium, Furnishings and Custom Cabinetry; Mark Fiducia of Deco Paint and Design; Rockaway Marble & Granite; David Jurgensen Paper Hanger.

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Linda Benson Interiors 39 Bissell Road / Lebanon, NJ 08833 / (908) 236-0470 / lbensoninteriors@yahoo.com / lindabensoninteriors.com

Linda Benson

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Grey Gardens’ Great Room My inspiration was a Grand House in the Hamptons called “Grey Gardens”— the style and class of a summer retreat owned by a cousin of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. The great room was created with the casual splendor of Grey Gardens in mind. My use of comfort shown in the beautiful and lively fabrics, sisal rugs, timeless furnishings, blue and white ceramics, and unique artwork set a scene for how families live today. It’s a true story of American heritage and lifestyle. This room is a place where you can retreat — to read a book, watch TV, entertain family and have dinner with friends in an informal setting. Unwind and lounge in one of the seating areas — on the sofa, a club chair or the chaise. Enjoy dining by the French doors and enjoy the breathtaking view outside your window.

It’s time to bring back the Relaxed Elegance of a Bygone Era. Welcome to the Grey Gardens’ Great Room — a place anyone would love to call their own.

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SOURCES AND CREDITS F. Schumacher, Sanderson, Kravet, Samuel & Sons, Masters Interiors, Debbie Fico, Jillian Kosinski, Summit Construction, The Dean of Wallcovering, Mike Kochanski Painting, Vaughan, Joyce Lahmidi, Visual Comfort, Sharon Ventriglia, Hunt Slonem/Marlborough Gallery, Marco Zambelli, Major Mills Rug, Designers Resource, Brendan Hall, Phillip Jeffries, Benjamin Moore, Maureen Chatfield, Circa Lighting, Huston Lumber, A Designer Move, Victor Martinez.

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Kristin Ashley Interiors 9 Parkside Lane / Mine Hill, NJ 07803 / (973) 906-0472 / kristin@kristinashleyinteriors.com / kristinashleyinteriors.com

Kristin Badolato

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La Petite Rose La Petite Rose is a charming baby girl’s nursery pairing blush with calming neutral tones. The paneled crib is the focal point of the room, surrounded by a gorgeous canopy drapery. Long panels frame the window in a chinoiserie mural trimmed with an embroidered band. The soothing taupe walls offset the high-gloss blush ceiling. A damask motif area rug tufted in ultrasoft chenille sits on the original wood floor. The French chest is accented in gold with a series of glamorous Barbie prints and an oversized crown mounted above. A pagoda-style bookcase provides the perfect storage solution for all of baby’s toys. The child-size table and chairs are finished in an alabaster wood with soft pink velvet upholstery on the seats — a perfect setting for a future tea party. The pink velvet is repeated on the tufted rocking chair accompanied by the flower-shaped ottoman. Reflecting this beautiful space is a Venetian

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mirror hanging above the fireplace. La Petite Rose roughly translates to “the little flower” and creates the perfect environment for this baby girl to flourish.

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“And though she be but little, she is fierce.” — William Shakespeare SOURCES AND CREDITS Art For Kids Furniture, Schumacher, Designer’s Resource, Masterpiece Upholstery, J.F. Fabrics, Capitol Lighting, PaintTek.

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Houndstooth Interior Design LLC PO Box 125 / Oldwick, NJ 08858 / (908) 669-4785 / fhr@houndstoothllc.com / houndstoothinteriors.com

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a bedroom suite for marjory and florence blair used for the bed hangings and window treatments. Butter-soft chenilles, luxurious velvets and sumptuous silks, combined with French and English antiques, create a classic and timeless bedroom suite for Marjory and Florence that is so pretty … it will never go out of style.

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And pretty it is! The walls are painted in a soft Mt. Rainier Gray that sets the stage, creating a soft, dreamy background for layers of soft neutrals, pastel blues and a touch of wild raspberry. Treasured French and English antiques are combined with kid-friendly upholstery to create a oneof-a-kind, over-the-top bedroom suite for Blair daughters Marjory and Florence. Two antique French handcarved beds are dressed with fine European linens and personalized handembroidered boudoir pillows. An ottoman flanked by two upholstered children’s chairs is perfect for a tray for serving “afternoon tea.” An overscaled mirror finished in high-gloss white enamel hangs above the fireplace, while a massive, French-inspired armoire in a soft hand-rubbed patina sits on the opposite wall. Imported silk plaid fabric is

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SOURCES AND CREDITS RB Home Improvement, Stessl & Neugebauer, J&S Designer Flooring, Benjamin Moore, F. Schumacher & Co., Robert Allen, Visual Comfort, CHC Art, New Growth Designs, Paradise – A Lilly Pulitzer Shop, Samuel & Sons, Yves Delorme Paris, J.F. Fabrics, Fabric Quilters, Lux Custom Lampshades, Arteriors, Summit Freplace Centre.

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JAMES RIXNER inc. sherle wagner

121 Morton Street, Suite 4B / New York, NY 10014 / (212) 206-7439 / jr@jamesrixner.com / jamesrixner.com

Garden State Tile

Jennifer Simone / 300 East 62nd Street / New York, NY 10065 / (212) 758-3300 / jennifer.simone@sherlewagner.com / sherlewagner.com

Stacey Lott / 267 Route 46 West / Dover, NJ 07801 / (973) 366-5035 / slott@gstile.com / gstile.com

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been brought back to life for the 21st century. SOURCES AND CREDITS Sherle Wagner, Crossville Ceramics, Garden State Tile, Léron Inc., James Rixner; Alan Schatzberg and Associates Inc.

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This charming shared bathroom was used originally by generations of Blair children. James Rixner has artfully reconfigured the room using the finest fixtures and fittings from Sherle Wagner. James’ design features a stunning Saint Laurent marble console with crystal fluted legs. The Melon Basin Set along with the accessories he selected were designed circa 1945 and are befitting to Blairsden’s heritage and grandeur. Crossville Ceramics’ Virtue Series provided by Garden State Tile creates the perfect backdrop for the elegant custom bath linens by Léron. This beautiful room has

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Curren Design Associates Inc. 1 Hilltop Road / Mendham, NJ 07945 / (973) 543-3700 / michael@currendesign.com / currendesign.com

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Southern Comfort Comfort and timeless style are the hallmarks of this Charleston-inspired living room. Charleston is a melange of many cultures — American, European, Caribbean, Asian — and the living room is designed to embrace this eclectic mix. From a transitional sofa and Chippendale mirror to contemporary art and British West Indies lounge chairs, the unique character of Charleston is evident in a fresh design. The color palette of grass greens, shades of cream and a pop of purple creates lightness and complements the incredible views of the rolling hills and countryside. The room is designed for family living with lots of seating, a custom library cabinet housing a media system, and art and accessories that create a personal, collected look. Furniture is arranged for multiple seating areas and the flexibility of pulling up an

extra chair if desired. Style and comfort work together to embody Charleston’s unique brand of cosmopolitan elegance in the Southern Comfort “living room.”

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SOURCES AND CREDITS Alternative Interiors, Benjamin Moore & Co., Cascades, CNA Upholstery, Curren Design Associates, Danielle Ann Millican Inc., David Francis Furniture, Design Domaine Gallery, Duralee, Exceptional Flooring Concepts, Grange Furniture, Interchange Technologies, Jardiniere Fine Flowers, J.M. Stringer Gallery of Fine Art, JOH Construction, John Evans Sculptures, Tringali Iron Works Inc., Joseph P. Turner Custom Woodworking, Robert Allen, Tomlinson Lighting.

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California Closets 4 Gardner Road, Suite 5 / Fairfield, NJ 07004 / (973) 882-3800 / fairfieldcustserv@calclosets.com / californiaclosets.com/north-jersey

Diana Zorina

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Evening Gowns & Accessories BOutique Inspired by the stunning architecture of the mansion, I wanted to create a space that could complement the many elements throughout the entire house equally well. Having a small space, I decided to stay with a monochromatic scheme. Using materials and other resources made available by California Closets of Fairfield, I incorporated different textured finishes such as wood-grained material, leather shelves and the Sirocco pattern printed on the mirror drawer inserts. I was able to create an attention-grabbing space while not allowing it to become overwhelming. Varying

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lighting options emphasize separate parts of the room and create the feel of a boutique.

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SOURCES AND CREDITS California Closets, North Jersey Franchise.

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TrÈs Joli Interior Design PO Box 242 / Gladstone, NJ 07934 / (732) 581-5206 / pat@tresjoliinteriordesign.com / tresjoliinteriordesign.com

Pat Delaney

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Linen Closet “Mirror, mirror, on the wall. Who is the fairest linen closet of them all?” The Linen Closet, when I first saw it, was drab and dirty. A forgotten small space. My vision was to open it up as much as possible and make it sparkle. Mirroring the walls was the key to accomplishing this vision and creating the illusion of never-ending space. I wanted everything to be as crisp and clean as new linens and the scent of fresh flowers. A design to awaken the senses!

SOURCES AND CREDITS Brunschwig & Fils, Samuel & Sons, GlassWorks of Summit, Fine Paints of Europe, Yves Delorme, Tisserant Art and Style, Benjamin Moore, Lewis "Butch" Dean.

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Raiser Contracting NLM Design Interiors

PO Box 100 / Liberty Corner, NJ 07938 / (908) 580-1789 / raisercontract@optonline.net / raisercontract.com

3 Emily Road / Far Hills, NJ 07931 / (973) 292-5151 / nancy@nlmdesigns.com / nlmdesigns.com

Tom Raiser

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drapery for privacy. A painting of a pastoral scene softens the cedarclad wall, and the chandelier adds glamour. “The Upper Berth:” Beautifully restored and transformed into a glamorous trove for Mrs. Blair and her young daughters — or for any woman of stature to enjoy. SOURCES AND CREDITS Tom Raiser and Christopher Dudley of Raiser Contracting, Nancy LefflerMikulich of NLM Interiors, J&S Designer Flooring, Bob Gallic/Workroom Services, Robert Allen Fabric, Nancy Peer, Basking Ridge Glass and Mirror, Trilogy Repertory.

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Taking our inspiration from the Gilded Age, “The Upper Berth: Mrs. Blair’s Wardrobe” is designed with reference to first-class railroad cars and pays homage to C. Ledyard Blair and his railroad financing business. The oversized dressing room is updated and restored with original cedar cabinetry, new brass hardware and lighting consistent with Blairsden’s period architecture. To the left upon entry, a rich velvet cushion provides seating and above it are decorative brass hooks and an antique mirror. A petite chair is available for Mrs. Blair and her children to sit. To the right, a perfumerie displays all the accessories a woman of Mrs. Blair’s stature would require and enjoy. A glass cabinet designed to match the windows provides additional storage and display. The closet interiors resemble the luggage of the day. Above the closets we created an upper berth for discreet storage. The entry windows have embroidered sheer

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Re-Feather Your Nest Decorating LLC 4 Birdsong Court / Chester, NJ 07930 / (908) 879-2495 / susan.refeatheryournest@gmail.com / refeatheryournest.com

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La Chambre du Chiot (The Puppy’s Suite) The inspiration for this space came from the BeauxArts architectural style of Blairsden. Because the home already had so many bedrooms and the Blair family loved their pets, we decided to create La Chambre du Chiot, French for Puppy Suite. Off the atrium, our closet has come alive with an elegant yet fun wallcovering, FiFi and Friends. The furnishings and décor follow suit by establishing a master suite with all the comforts of home. A handcrafted metal bed, the lush fabrics, the warmth of the fireplace, and a touch of sparkle from the chandelier and the crystal treat bowl create a regal residence for your loyal companion.

Whether at rest or at play, your faithful friend will be soothed and relaxed in a room of his or her own.

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SOURCES AND CREDITS Design Team: Susan Hayes, Owner; Denise Montero, Project Leader; Project Team — Michelle Gonnella of V2K Window Décor and More, Marissa Bovill, and Tamara Hageneder. Janet Villafane, rendering. Alpha One Construction, Country Curtains, Kut-Rite Upholstery, Richard Leopold, Thibaut Wallpaper, Fabrics & Furniture, Staiano’s Furniture, Cabrera Painting.

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James Yarosh Associates Fine Art Gallery 45 East Main Street, 2nd floor loft / Holmdel, NJ 07733 / (732) 993-5278 / jamesyarosh@yahoo.com / jamesyarosh.com

James Yarosh

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An Art Collector’s Sanctuary The Atrium — with its beautifully molded details, illuminated ceiling grid and double-columnappointed corners, offering open space to long, wide hallways — almost makes us forget this is a room without windows. Art is a great means to transport us beyond our daily struggles; it reminds us of something greater and bigger. With that thought to inspire, I imagined this upstairs space as a private gallery and family retreat. For this, I referenced my experience with homes over 20,000 square feet and my visits to the world’s greatest museums, where I studied how art is meant to be viewed: beyond white walls, in rooms filled with quality and devoid of pretension. To me, definitions of home and interior design as a discipline involve the same principles as those that guide art: to learn about

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and serve tribute to the great beauty of the past, but interpret it in a way to make it of our times, to make it relevant and to speak to our common souls.

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SOURCES AND CREDITS Clarence House-Hill Brown Fabrics, Bob Appelbaum and Mary Beth Brown, Window 25, Judith Luke Finishes, Lalique, Hermès, Newel, Rich Roth, Silbersteins, Liberty Lighting Group, Ryan Clarke, Rug & Kilim, Josh Nazmiyal, Cove Carpet One/Summit, M&M Construction/Painting, Benjamin Moore Aura, Nardini’s Contracting LLC, John Wurdeman, Mayda Sharrow, Marcelo Bavaro, Charlie Robinson, all fine art collections, specialty frames and interior design: James Yarosh Associates.

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Sandra John Interior Design 374 North Maple Avenue / Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 / (908) 204-0545 / sandra@sandrajohn.com / sandrajohn.com

Sandra McDonald, President

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Master Chambers My first impression of this room was that it would be a perfect Master Chamber. To create a very soothing and relaxing feeling, I chose a neutral palette complemented with layers of silks, velvets and embroideries. I also incorporated a Ralph Lauren wallpaper to take advantage of the beautiful millwork. My selection and placement of the furniture took into account the time period that the master would have used the room, only updated to todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s functionality. The king-size draped canopy bed softens the room with its inviting colors and textures. A mirrored vanity, a comfortable sitting bench in front of the fireplace and a sitting area all are situated to take maximum advantage of the extraordinary views.

SOURCES AND CREDITS David A. Jurgensen Wallpaper, Ben Miranda Painting, Cowtan & Tout, Hibernate Bedding, Paradise A Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store, J & S Designer Flooring.

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BLDG 39. PO Box 213 / Pottersville, NJ 07979 / 908-413-4463 / bldg39wm@gmail.com / bldg39.com

William Welch

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SOURCES AND CREDITS BLDG 39., Wilson Barber, sconces original to Blairsden.

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The master bathroom has been designed into two rooms from the original layout, which shows it as a dressing room. We have renovated the fireplace and added a vanity and a small water closet featuring a salvaged mahogany door with transom from Buenos Aires dating from 1920. The existing overmantel mirror was reworked with an antique mirror and brass detailing.

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BLDG 39. PO Box 213 / Pottersville, NJ 07979 / 908-413-4463 / bldg39wm@gmail.com / bldg39.com

William Welch

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cabri Inc. 28 Beechwood Road / Summit, NJ 07901 / (908) 277-1161 / lakshmi@cabridesigns.com / cabridesigns.com

Lakshmi Sheth

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Gentlemanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Reading Room This remarkable room was created as a calm retreat. Adjacent to the master bedroom, the space provides an escape from the hectic pace of life, a place to relax and read in solitude. Details such as richly grained walnut cabinetry, a leather Eames lounge chair, classic Greek key wallpaper and a layered window treatment work in tandem to evoke a peaceful mood. Hushed lighting discretely adds to the restful ambience. The room is scaled to house elegant details; the combination of a decorative mantel, a midcentury piece, patterned walls and stunning custom cabinetry creates a restrained yet visually interesting space. Clever cabinet details include wainscoting, custom bookstands with antiqued library hardware, picture lighting mounted on custom panels, corbels and moldings. Cabri Inc., located in Summit since 1969, provides

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custom cabinetry for every room in the home. Staffed by professional designers Lakshmi Sheth, Joanne Murphy and Noelle Shapiro, Cabri has been featured in Design NJ and Asp1re publications.

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Noelle Shapiro, Allied ASID

SOURCES AND CREDITS Cabri Inc., Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry, Design Domaine, Imperial Painting and Coatings, John Blandino Custom Carpentry, Julian Gage, Kravet, Samuel & Sons, Manuel Canovas.

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Affordable Closets Plus 225 Murray Street / Bangor, PA 18013 / (610) 599-4227 / angel@affordableclosetsplus.com / affordableclosetsplus.com

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Blairsden Formal Dressing Lounge The Blairsden Formal Dressing Lounge is where gala enthusiasts change into their finest. In 1903, dressing space was minimal, however, this 18-by-23-foot spare bedroom has been transformed into a formal dressing lounge fit for kings and queens. This space was designed for evening gowns, tuxedos, tiaras, crowns and jewels. When dressing in this room, expect to experience modern custom finishes, a cozy fireplace, a hand-cut crystal chandelier, and wardrobes glazed in a gray platinum finish with white base coat â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just a few of the amenities that adorn the space. Other regal amenities include detailed crown and trim moldings and ample enclosed storage with custom niches to accommodate accessories and treasured items. Entering, dressing up and exiting the Blairsden Formal

Dressing Lounge will embellish your royal experience. SOURCES AND CREDITS Atlantic Plywood Corp., Benjamin Moore, Creative Touch Rugs, Design Spree, DigitalSafeOnLine.com, Faux Time Design, Foot Candy Boutique LLC, Gacek Design Group, Hafele America Co., Hesco Lighting, Sal Lauretta for Men, Style Solutions by Nancy Alfano. A special thanks to Angela Schuster and her awesome team at Faux Time Design.

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Plumberry Designs Inc. EMDillon Design

137 Columbia Turnpike / Florham Park, NJ 07932 / (973) 966-1950 / richard@plumberry.net / plumberry.net

29 Seven Oaks Circle / Madison, NJ 07940 / (908) 313-5746 / dillonem@hotmail.com / emdillondesign.com

Richard R. Barr, NJCID

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Le Petit Pantry de Plumberry Steps away from the master bedroom lies a pantry like no other! A small, yet fully functional kitchen capable of fulfilling any request or appetite! Fresh hot coffee, espresso or cappuccino is easily accessible as Monsieur dresses for the start of his day. Maybe he has time to sit at the marble peninsula and enjoy the view and the fireplace as he reads the morning paper and listens to the stock and traffic news. The elegantly camouflaged refrigerator contains an undisclosed amount of cookie dough to cure Madame’s fervor for fresh shortbreads with her afternoon tea. On lazy mornings, Monsieur loves to prepare breakfast for his d’amour as they lounge in their chambers with hot baked croissants, frothing lattes, and berries and cream. All is within reach: a stocked refrigerator, induction cooktop, speed oven and a hidden dishwasher for easy clean-up. Even feisty fido has a special spot to quench his thirst, tucked away where no one will nudge his bowl.

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Nothing petite about the potential of this kitchen; it encompasses all that’s necessary in a large kitchen and truly displays the elegance of the time in large-scale grandeur that is as unique as Blairsden. SOURCES AND CREDITS Mester & Son Inc., Executive Cabinetry, Royal Cabinetry, Stone Surfaces, Artsaics by Nelson Londono, J&S Designer Flooring, Karl’s by Ferguson, Architectural Glass Effects, Wilber’s Painting, Touch of Design-Barbara Mackowiak, Dave Jurgensen Wallpaper Installation, Wolf Gordon Wallcoverings, Beacon Hill Fabrics, White House Luxe Furniture, Currey & Company, Ronnie’s Decorators, Emtek Products Inc., Hickory Hardware, Osborne Wood Products, Jesco Lighting, Benjamin Moore, Kohler, Marble Systems, Pure AVS, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery.

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Dreyer's Showroom by Alexandria Como Dreyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Showroom & Design Gallery / 20 Watchung Avenue / Chatham, NJ 07928 / (973) 635-5151 / Ali@dreyerslumber.com / dreyerslumber.com

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Back to Black The vision for this petite and charming space was to create an intimate respite where you could enjoy a quiet moment with a book or an evening cocktail. Accented with personal treasures and travel mementos, the room is charismatically welcoming. An upholstered bench seat with throw pillows is flanked by bookcases, offering a place to rest and put up your feet. Blue and white china highlights the built-in bookcases, while the walls are decorated with goldframed artwork. Opposite this built-in sits another cabinet, this one acting as a serving or display area. The drama of the tall ceilings and window complements the crisp lines,

creating a polished contrast. The end result is sophisticated with a curious mix of bold and traditional elements.

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SOURCES AND CREDITS Dutch Made Cabinetry, TC Carpentry.

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Landy Plante Interiors LLC 2 Lincoln Place / Madison, NJ 07940 / (973) 845-9105 / christinemplante@gmail.com / landyplanteinteriors.com

Barbara Landy

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SOURCES AND CREDITS Thibaut Fine Furniture, Kevin Lein Finish Carpentry, CSM Art & Frame, Leo Sinchi Painting and Papering, Master Drapery Workroom, Baker Knapp & Tubbs, J & S Designer Flooring, Niermann Weeks.

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A delightful retreat from the hustle and bustle we all live with. No televisions, cell phones or laptops in here! It’s the perfect place to hide away, relax in a cozy “window” seat or luxurious settee, meditate, read your favorite new book, flip through a great magazine or take a quick nap! All surrounded by a wonderful collection of artwork, personal mementos and favorite things.

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Elizabeth Guest Interiors LLC PO Box 133 / Stanton, NJ 08885 / (908) 236-0503 / design@elizabethguestinteriors.com / elizabethguestinteriors.com

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A Blue and White-Russian Revival This cool and soothing space serves as a peaceful boudoir for the busy lady of the house to refresh and relax in while admiring nature and the glorious mansion and grounds of Blairsden.

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The inspiration for this room comes from a romantic blend of historical fact and artistic fantasy — “Mrs. Blair meets Dr. Zhivago” — combining the beauty and elegance of Blairsden with the vision of a 19th century Russian country estate. This serene and luxurious sitting room — a breezy oasis that portrays a love for nature, art, animals and the outdoors — serves as a lady’s restful retreat, designed for creative pursuits and contemplation. The French doors are framed in timeless blue-andwhite floral chintz over embroidered sheers trimmed in crystal beaded fringe. Wallpaper of creamy neutral birch trees surrounds the room, bringing the outdoors in, while a desk offers a place for the lady of the house to catch up on her artwork and letters. The opulent mirror and inlaid settee add exotic luster to the room, a nod to the Russian penchant for decorative embellishment and detail.

SOURCES AND CREDITS John Rosselli Antiques, Bernd Goeckler Antiques, John Robshaw, Lewis Mittman, Century Furniture, Vaughan Designs, Circa Lighting, Decorative Crafts, Cove Carpet One, Marc Phillips, Brunschwig & Fils, Lee Jofa, Kravet, Cowtan & Tout, Fabricut, Houlès, Samuel & Sons, Just Morocco, Mark Murray Fine Paintings, Lisa Falkenstern Fine Art, Nina Tomczak, Brian Cahill Builders, Benjamin Moore, Joe Donaway, Joel Donahue, Stuart Barrett Construction Design and Management, Stessl & Neugebauer, Rendering by Marylyn Modny.

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C.R. Interior Designs LLC 16 Elmwood Road / Florham Park, NJ 07932 / (973) 715-1909 / crutkay@gmail.com / caitlinrutkay.com

Caitlin Rutkay

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An inviting perhaps unexpectedly modern space tucked away on the second floor. A gallery-like feel in the elevator hall gives way to printed grass cloth of icy blue. Bright tangerine is popped at the window, which showcases a geometric planter filled with fresh flowers. SOURCES AND CREDITS Clarence House, Tim Murphy, James Yarosh, Vaughan Designs, Niermann Weeks, Curtain Call of Somerset, Jerry Rose, CSM Art & Frame, PaintTek.

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Scott salVator inc. Empire stone care

PO Box 20496 / New York, NY 10021 / (212) 861-5355 / info@scottsalvator.com / scottsalvator.com

Marble, Granite, Natural Stone Restoration / PO Box 162 / Lebanon, NJ 08833 / (908) 437-1414 / jim@empirestonecare.com / empirestonecare.com

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Salle de Bain de Madame Castaing A European aesthetic informs every corner down to the ceramic tiles in the upstairs bathroom that were masterfully restored by Jim Del Nero of Empire Stone Care. This continental viewpoint is well-suited to the tastes of legendary designer Madame Castaing, whose fabrics, portraits and several objects grace this room. Madeleine Castaing (1894-1992) and her husband, Marcellin, were pillars of the artistic community of Montparnasse and intimate friends of such avant-garde artists and writers as André Derain, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Blaise Cendrars and especially Soutine. The Castaings led a very cosmopolitan lifestyle and were especially interested in antiques and interior design. Madame Castaing herself was a prominent antiquaire and interior decorator in Paris for more than 50 years. She is credited with introducing to France a new fashion

for eighteenth-century English furniture. In 1927, the Castaings met painter Chaim Soutine at the time of his first exhibition, and subsequently, between 1931 and 1935, he lived and worked during the summers at their mansion at Lèves near Chartres.

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Kristina Bade Studio LLC 21 Cedar Avenue / Madison, NJ 07940 / (973) 377-7333 / kristina@kristinabadestudio.com / kristinabadestudio.com

Kristina Bade Sweeney

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Marjory’s Retreat Inspired by Blairsden’s views of the rolling Somerset Hills of Peapack horse country, Marjory’s Retreat celebrates Mr. Blair’s eldest daughter Marjory’s zest for life. As an older sister eventually finds her younger siblings to be bothersome, meddling and pesky, this room serves as a special retreat, a getaway reflecting her love of nature, horses and her irreverent and quirky teenage attitude. The walls are covered in a continuous customdesigned watercolor mural. This collaboration between Kristina Bade Sweeney and Black Crow Studios successfully brings the estate’s gorgeous undulating outside vistas indoors. The room’s design gestalt is a smart combination of texture, color and materials. The playful pinks and purples keep the room youthful. This is balanced with familiar equestrian materials and textures such as

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leather, velvet, brass, bronze, wools, plaids, hair on hide, birch and shearling. The room is accessorized with items Marjory would have used when riding horses or just hanging out with friends. SOURCES AND CREDITS 2 Paint Corp., Arteriors Home, Amanda Nisbet Textiles, Benjamin Moore, Black Crow Studios, Century Furniture, Cowtan & Tout, Kravet, Groundworks Lee Jofa, Lee Industries, M. Silberstein Interior Designs, Moon Fabrics, Noir Furniture, Oly Studio, Paul Baumgartner Wallcovering Specialist, Ralph Lauren Home, Samuel & Sons, Stark Carpet, The Finial Touch, The New Traditionalists, Uttermost, Visual Comfort, Worlds Away, Osborne & Little, Duralee.

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James Rixner inc. 121 Morton Street, Suite 4B / New York, NY 10014 / (212) 206-7439 / jr@jamesrixner.com / jamesrixner.com

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The Grand Salon at Blairsden Parisian Chic with Art Deco and contemporary overtones expressed in his selection of Christopher Guy furniture. The crowning glory of this palatial room is a pair of large Baccarat chandeliers that James specified. His BEFORE deep aqua and warm taupe palette is rendered in luxurious Beacon Hill silks and velvets. This design invites visitors in and engages them.

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Being invited to design the most important room in a historically significant mansion is a true honor, and James Rixner is thrilled to debut his signature style in the Grand Salon at Blairsden. This impressive space was used originally for the most important formal occasions. The Blair family entertained heads of state, welcomed titans of industry and held significant family functions in this room. Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; design reflects an elegant mood suitable for such modern-day versions of these events. As a five-time Kips Bay Show House alumni, James is completely comfortable with design challenges, and this room certainly had many. His design employs a symmetrical approach appropriate to the salon, essentially creating a pair of mirror-image grand living spaces centered on each of the monumental fireplaces. The overall mood is

SOURCES AND CREDITS Baccarat, Beacon Hill Fabrics, Christopher Guy, Colombo Mobili, Elizabeth Sadoff Art Consultant, Nine Day Wonder Studio, Robert Allen Fabrics, Alan Schatzberg and Associates Inc., Van Den Loom Carpets.

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Fun House Furnishings & Design LLC 6 East Main Street / Mendham, NJ 07945 / (973) 543-6429 / orders@funhousefurnishings.com / funhousefurnishings.com

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The Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Universe The Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Universe was designed so that even a library as grandiose as this could be comfortable, inviting and livable. While keeping with the elegant feel of the mansion, we gave the room a modern and fresh look that makes sense for the way people live today. As you enter the room, you see a grand library table and custom stools for enjoying the extensive collection of books. Centered in front of the fireplace is a large sofa and four comfortable chairs with a chic ottoman where guests can put up their feet or set an after-dinner drink. The back of the library is dedicated to the master of the home and includes a masculine desk with gold accents and a claw-footed chair fit for a king. The room is saturated with luxurious cream fabrics accented in rich chocolate brown. Window treatments accent the grandness of the doors, draped in cream

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linen with a six-inch bold brown Greek key tape running down the leading edge, which reflects the Greek Revival style of the mansion. The bookcases are adorned with worldly objects, art and books. The library should be enjoyed as a quiet retreat or as a place to socialize with guests. SOURCES AND CREDITS Zoffany, Hickory Chair, Century, Beeline Home, Mr. & Mrs. Howard, F. Schumacher, Robert Allen, Quadrille, Osborne & Little, Kravet, Cowtan & Tout, Tommy Mitchell, Made Goods, Sagnella Designs, Woven Floors, Summit Fireplace Centre, Madeline Weinrib, Shane Connell Gallery, and Global Views, Ken's Antiques, Corinne Nallet.

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The Garden Keepers appropriate to light the magical scene. If you look closely you will see some yummy treats. Tiny striped felted slippers remind us that children and adults alike play here. Thank you for stopping by!

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Sprouting out from a lettuce chessboard, the Garden Keeper sculptures were designed to delight and surprise for their coming-out party at Mansion in May. They are French in feel, which gave rise to my designing a table of wrought iron and wood, a painted floor cloth with a garden-tool motif, dishes and linen napkins. The balcony next to the grand staircase seemed a perfect haven where one could be transported to a magical world. The original idea of a greenhouse of protection from the elements developed into a solarium. A custom scent by an international professional â&#x20AC;&#x153;Noseâ&#x20AC;? was created especially for this space. My landscape architect is also a Feng Shui expert, so there was a lot to be considered before finalizing the design. Lettuce has been growing from seed in shifts at a local greenhouse to provide a fresh supply for the month of May. A chandelier seemed only

SOURCES AND CREDITS Nose About LLC; Heidi Fountain Cohen, CPIA, LLA, Feng Shui Practitioner & Landscape Architect; Keith Grabowsky, Yay Clay! Studios; Wool by Lulu; Michael J. Murr, CNLP, Stonegate Ecoscapes; Kevin McCormack, McCormack Contracting; Kelly Ann O'Connor, Ko Design; TomKat Fine Woodworking; All Ironworks, Design Domaine, Benjamin Moore Paints, Huston Lumber, CocoLuxe.

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Interior Decisions Inc. 140 Columbia Turnpike / Florham Park, NJ 07932 / (973) 765-9013 / intdecinc@aol.com / interiordecisions.com

Karla Trincanello

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Blair Lounge Blair Lounge, in the Main Hall of the mansion, is a beautiful space for guests to gather around the impressive, tall limestone fireplace while admiring the handsome turn-of-the-century sconces and classic art within the limestone panel walls. The room calls all to gather for conversation before cocktails or await the announcement for dinner seating in the formal dining room. Classic-style upholstery with updated fabric patterns creates an interesting scene of color against the marvelous limestone walls. The room’s proximity to the main entrance, library, dining room, solarium and veranda make it the perfect interim gathering area for meeting friends in an elegant setting of beautiful art and accessories.

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Canterbury Design 103 Ridgedale Avenue / Morristown, NJ 07962 / (973) 539-3339 / info@canterburydesign.com / canterburydesign.com

Alison Griffin

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Scott Seibold

The Kitchen at Blairsden Trained at the famed École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, architects Carrère and Hastings created Blairsden — the preeminent Beaux-Arts country estate in the United States. The home was a culmination of the utmost in modern design concepts and conveniences for its time while remaining true to a Louis XIII aesthetic. Because the kitchen was designed for a full domestic staff, it was configured much differently than today’s residential kitchens. Taking aesthetic cues from Blairsden’s rich architectural past, Canterbury Design has repurposed the kitchen to do it all — from everyday family living to a cook’s refined culinary instrument ready to prepare gourmet dishes for many guests. Paying homage to Blairsden’s design aesthetic, the cabinetry details are subtle and refined. A clean and

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sophisticated color palette sets the stage for modern-day heirlooms such as handmade cabinetry, a custom hood and a range by La Cornue. The Kitchen at Blairsden by Canterbury Design — a kitchen designed for living.

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BLDG 39. PO Box 213 / Pottersville, NJ 07979 / (908) 413-4463 / bldg39wm@gmail.com / bldg39.com

William Welch

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As you step into space 48, you are transported into the process of renovation and experience a glimpse of the progression an architect/designer employs when working with a client. From removal of walls to the brick â&#x20AC;&#x153;bonesâ&#x20AC;? of the room to restoring original exterior walls while updating with period French doors, you see how the space becomes suitable for a modern life. The goal here is creating a private enclave for the homeowner near the center of any home, the kitchen. BLDG 39. focuses on reconstructing entire buildings while incorporating dismantled period structures. The design is informed by a large inventory of 17th century to 1920 architectural antiques and salvaged materials, both domestic and European, as

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you see with the intended mantle for the revealed fireplace-to-be in this petite study. View the process behind creating the beautiful, ornate moldings of the Beaux-Arts period that has been employed throughout this grand mansion. Restoration of damaged moldings in the dining room and upstairs atrium as well as the intricate main staircase dome and the grand living room have all been accomplished through this technique. See the decision process as it is presented from designer to homeowner in selecting the details that create an intimate space. Choices of moldings, paneling, fabrics, flooring, lighting and more factor into the final assemblage of the room.


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Dove Design Studio 557 Morris Avenue / Summit, NJ 07901 / (908) 598-1080 / jim@dovedesignstudio.com / dovedesignstudio.com

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Un Petit Voyage The utilitarian luxury of a steamer trunk served as the inspiration for this intimate bar and serving station, evoking the spirit of nostalgic elegance that Blairsden epitomizes. Embossed ostrich leather in a rich cream accentuated with nickel nail heads envelopes the ceiling and walls, while horizontal bands of cherry unite the two spaces into a coherent and singular whole. Recesses and shelving lined with antiqued mirror along with faceted crystal sconces add light and depth to the space.

SOURCES AND CREDITS: Dove Design Cabinetry, Baker, Concetto by Caesarstone, Thibaut Wallpaper & Fabrics, Ann Sacks, La Jolie Maison, Project Managers M.J. Divino and Jamie Malanga.

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Greenbaum Interiors 1105 Mt. Kemble Avenue / Morristown, NJ 07960 / (973) 425-5500 / office@greenbauminteriors.com / greenbauminteriors.com

Charles G. Dobbs

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The Greenbaum design team has reimagined the dining room as a dining lounge. From Lucite to Louis, three centuries of design have been blended, shaken and chilled into a modern cocktail of style. Luxurious and sybaritic, a place to see and be seen. SOURCES AND CREDITS All furniture, art and accessories, Greenbaum Interiors; Duralee; Highland Court; Clarke and Clarke; J.F. Fabrics; J & S Designer Flooring; Summit Fireplace Centre; Judy Mulligan Inc.

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garden cottage 1211 Mount Kemble Avenue / Morristown, NJ 07960 / (973) 425-0949 / melissa@gardencottage.com / gardencottage.com

Sarah Conine, Owner

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Enjoy the spectacular Somerset Hills the way the Blair family did! The Garden Cottage has used a combination of outdoor materials and current textiles along with transitional design to make this classic setting a timeless and sophisticated retreat. Highlighting the space is all-weather wicker and natural teak seating. A contemporary pop of color can be found in outdoor rugs, pillows, planters and garden stools. Architectural plantings, sculptural topiaries and glowing firepits bring the space to life. Alfresco living at its best!

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Scott Salvator Inc. PO Box 20496 / New York, NY 10021 / (212) 861-5355 / info@scottsalvator.com / scottsalvator.com

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The Belvedere Belvedere is Italian for â&#x20AC;&#x153;beautiful viewâ&#x20AC;? and is an architectural structure built in an elevated position to provide lighting and ventilation and to command a fine view. Roofed but open on one or more sides, a belvedere may be located in the upper part of a building or may stand as a separate structure. It often assumes the form of a loggia, or open gallery. (Encyclopedia Britannica). Scott Salvator will create an outdoor sitting and dining room in the Blairsden belvedere using his flair for linking house, garden and landscape through the vistas, axis and lighting effects. Playfulness and whimsy are present in every Salvator project, as well as glamour, drama, theater and something new. The ghosts of Oliver Messel, Inigo Jones, Kubrick and Carroll Clark are always felt too.

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The belvedere is an enabling space that allows Salvator to combine his love of classic interior pieces with a casual exterior setting. A common theme present in a Salvator room is fallen aristocracy layered in multi-generational decay.

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SOURCES AND CREDITS Clarence House, Walter's Wicker, Joe Upholstery, Jerry Rose Floral & Event Design, Robert Newell Lighting, Home Entertainment Systems, Scanomat, Canterbury Design Kitchen Interiors, Studio M.

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T H E B O U T I Q U E S AT B L A I R S D E N

Shop The Boutiques at Blairsden in Mansion Space 53 and Space 54

Bird Dog Bay 2010 West Fulton Street, Suite F-280B Chicago, IL 60612 (312) 631-3108 eric@birddogbay.com birddogbay.com

Bonnie Jennifer Chelsea (New York, NY) (917) 690-7993 bonnie@bonniejennifer.com bonniejennifer.com

Carrie Dunham New York, NY 10065 (646) 263-3768 sales@carriedunham.com carriedunham.com

Classic Home & Garden 49 Route 202 PO Box 973 Ludlow Square Far Hills, New Jersey 07931 (908) 306-0372 classichomegarden@verizon.net classichomegarden.com

East End Foodies 3 Neva Court Suffern, NY 10901 (917) 992-7560 pscott48@gmail.com 7barrels.com

Everything Is Rosey 1072 Post Road Darien, CT 06820 (203) 202-9977 Costello22@optonline.net everythingisrosey.com

K K’s 75 Dyckman Place Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 (908) 531-5577 kks07920@yahoo.com

LaRo Jewelry & Jewelry Clips 30 Nottingham Drive Watchung, NJ 07069 (908) 561-2453 lgflowers@yahoo.com laroclip.com

Stanton Sweets 385 Cowperthwaite Road Bedminster, NJ 07921 (908) 812-5191 ssletteland@verizon.net stantonsweets.com

Susan’s Jewelry Collection 513 Ocean Dunes Circle Jupiter, FL 33477 (954) 661-7298 caa5055@gmail.com susansjewelrycollection.com

Magnolia Designs and Activewear 3 Ashland Terrace Chester, NJ 07930 (908) 566-8172 Maggie@magnoliaactivewear.com magnoliaactivewear.com

Take a Bough LLC 2 Schindler Court Chatham, NJ 07928 (973) 635-0777 kathy.clingan@gmail.com

patrice 29 Lynn Court Darien, CT 06820 (203) 832-4512 patrice.1collection@gmail.com

TasteFully Done Confections 16 Mt Bethel Road, Suite 376 Warren, NJ 07059 db7560@aol.com facebook.com/tastefullydoneconfections

Reilly and Me 608 Fieldstone Terrace Wyckoff, NJ 07481 (201) 891-2205 reillymejewelry@aol.com reillyandme.com

The Personalized Party 78 Irving Avenue Livingston, NJ 07039 (973) 202-6674 elisamadorsky@aol.com thepersonalizedparty.com

Simply Fabulous Accessories 11 Equestrian Lane Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 (856) 524-2366 info@fabulousaccessories.net fabulousaccessories.net

Vineyard Inspiration 39 Linden Place Summit, NJ 07901 (908) 418-5324 vineyardinspiration@gmail.com

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The CONSERVATORY Café Casual Countryside Dining Snacks, Lunch, Desserts

Dine in and then take home dinner

No need to cook after a beautiful day at Blairsden!

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Open Daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Blairsden during Mansion in May Café Design by Jardiniére Fine Flowers Far Hills, NJ


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GARDEN SITE PLAN

1. Back to Nature Home & Garden BLAIRSDEN GARDEN SITE PLAN COURTESY OF

Reflecting Pool

3. William Welch and Back to Nature Home & Garden Walled Garden

2. Back to Nature Home & Garden and William Welch Front Entrance

BLAIR DRIVE

Le DĂŠjeuner en Provence

6. Sterling Horticultural Services Golden Age of Ornament

5. Barbara Israel Garden Antiques Sugar Maples Throughout

7. Tree-Tech Inc.

Blairsden Brocade

4. APLDNJ, Association of Professional Landscape Designers, NJ Chapter

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Back to Nature home & garden PO Box 153 / Oldwick, NJ 08858 / (908) 439-4639 / info1@backtonature.net / backtonature.net

Anthony Sblendorio

L1 Reflecting Pool

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The restored 300-foot Reflecting Pool is lined with the busts of 12 Roman Caesars original to the property and surrounded by rows of large maple trees. The linear axis of the pool directs the view toward the beautiful architecture of Blairsdenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s facade, creating an impressive and dramatic entrance. Please see our ad on page 12

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Back to Nature home & garden BLDG 39.

PO Box 153 / Oldwick, NJ 08858 / (908) 439-4639 / info1@backtonature.net / backtonature.net

PO Box 213 / Pottersville, NJ 07979 / (908) 413-4463 / bldg39wm@gmail.com/ bldg39.com

Anthony Sblendorio, Back to Nature Home & Garden

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The new concept for the front entry design captures powerful foundation plantings of Taylor red cedars, boxwoods and Knockout roses that complement the rhythmic and symmetric beauty of Blairsdenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s architectural features. This planting system is inspired by the original landscaping palette and layout of the estate and now serves to both soften and strengthen the impression of a breathtaking entryway. Please see the Back to Nature ad on page 12

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BLDG 39. Back to Nature home & garden

PO Box 213 / Pottersville, NJ 07979 / (908) 413-4463 / bldg39wm@gmail.com / bldg39.com

PO Box 153 / Oldwick, NJ 08858 / (908) 439-4639 / info1@backtonature.net / backtonature.net

William Welch, BLDG 39.

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Designers are inspired people. We look at nature and see lines and patterns. We taste food and see color. We hear music and see the earth rise and fall. The Blairsden Brocade is the collaborative effort of members of APLD, the Association of Professional Landscape Designers. Inspired by a world of experiences and global travel, together we wove this flower carpet. Reach out today for your own inspired landscape. Designers were Susan Cohan, APLD, national APLD president; Jane Derickson-Friar, APLDNJ president; and Helen Grundmann, APLDNJ, NOFA.

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L5 Golden Age of Garden Ornament Blairsden is one of the quintessential historic properties in America. A 1904 author wrote, “The owner is a man of culture, and possessed of a fine appreciation of art and art values: there was great wealth, there was a fine site — for Nature had already made the frame that awaited only the creative touch of the designer.” In my case Blairsden had a significant influence. It was one magnificent estate: a Louis XIII-style house and garden that, more than any other playground, had an irresistible attraction for me. A few times, as a child, I secretly circumnavigated the locked entrance gates and scaled the clifflike hills surrounding the house to peek through the trees at Blairsden’s formal garden. I was not alone in my admiration. Wilhelm Miller wrote in 1911, “I have only seen one other large garden that seems to me to have made important contributions toward an American-

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style of formal garden. That is Blairsden. It has the real Italian garden magic ... the charm that is not dependent on flowers. The real spirit has been transported and actually adapted to BEFORE American conditions.” All of our team is thrilled to participate in Mansion in May, particularly me. SOURCES AND CREDITS: Barbara Israel Garden Antiques; Barbara Israel Garden Traditions, Windsor Pot; AJF Design.

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L6 Le Déjeuner en Provence Lunch in Provence is enjoyed at a leisurely pace, where one unwinds and treasures the moment. Aside from the outstanding hilltop vistas, the ancient architecture and the perfectly yet simply designed gardens, little compares with dining al fresco on a Provençal terrace. Good cuisine and wine are enhanced when enjoyed outdoors with a beautiful view. Pea gravel in muted tones of gray and brown is the base material for nearly all patios found in Provence. The furniture is rustic and plantings are simple, not to compete with the beautiful views beyond. The location of Blairsden, with its views of the distant green hills, is reminiscent of the hills of Provence, however, this

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A. Andrew Tedesco Studios Inc. Andrew Tedesco (212) 924-8438 andrew@tedesco.com andrewtedesco.com 1. Timothy and Associates Interior Design Timothy G. Miller 45 Villa Road Pearl River, NY 10965 (845) 735-7240 timothyinteriordesigns@yahoo.com timothyandassociatesinteriordesigns.com 2. Van Cleef Tile & Stone Chrisie Van Cleef 234 Vanderveer Avenue Branchburg, NJ 08876 (908) 203-9600 chrisie@vancleeftile.com vancleeftile.com Susan Obercian Design Susan Obercian 26 Still Hollow Road Lebanon, NJ 08833 (908) 229-3606 sobercian@me.com susanoberciandesign.com 3. Barbara Ostrom Associates Barbara Ostrom 1 International Boulevard, Suite 209 Mahwah, NJ 07495 (201) 529-0444 250 Mercer Street, Suite D-503 New York, NY 10012 (212) 465-1808 barbaraostrom@optonline.net barbaraostrom.net 4. Megan Young Designs Megan Young PO Box 204 Peapack, NJ 07977 (917) 607-5698 megan@meganyoungdesigns.com meganyoungdesigns.com

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5. BLDG 39. William Welch PO Box 213 Pottersville, NJ 07979 908-413-4463 bldg39wm@gmail.com bldg39.com 6. Bjorn Bjornsson Interior Design Bjorn Bjornsson 345 East 52nd Street, 7D New York, NY 10022 (212) 207-4980 bjorn@bjornbjornsson.com bjornbjornsson.com 7. Plainfield Restoration and Reproduction William J. Santoriello Carmine LeFanto 935 Central Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060 (908) 755-8149 info@plainfieldrestoration.com plainfieldrestoration.com 8. Melone Cloughen Interiors Inc. Lisa Melone Cloughen 1 Spring House Lane Morristown, NJ 07960 (201) 401-6691 ljmelone555@aol.com mc-interiors.com 9. Gacek Design Group Richard Gacek 2481 River Road New Hope, PA 18938 (215) 862-9038 info@gacekdesign.com gacekdesign.com 10. Broadfoot & Broadfoot, A Collection of Fine Art Scott A. Broadfoot 819 Main Street Boonton, NJ 07005 (973) 331-0077 broadfootandbroadfoot@yahoo.com broadfootandbroadfoot.com

The 155 Project 155 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002 the155project.com (646) 808-7470 11. Hope Sferra Interiors Inc. Hope Sferra, NJCID, Allied ASID 50 Parmley Place, Suite 202 Summit, NJ 07901 (908) 277-4200 hope@hopesferrainteriors.com hopesferrainteriors.com 12. Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery Kathleen Palmer 5 Morristown Road Bernardsville, NJ 07924 (908) 963-0365 pskjpalmer@verizon.net studio7artgallery.com Summit Rug Kazem Fatahi 25 Olcott Square Bernardsville, NJ 07924 (908) 696-1117 summitrug@gmail.com summitrug.com 13. Pereaux Interior Design Barbara Peyser 20 Beechwood Road Summit, NJ 07901 (908) 522-0950 barbara@pereauxdesign.com pereauxinteriordesign.com 14. Diane Durocher Interiors Diane Durocher, ASID, CAPS, CID Ramsey, NJ 07446 (201) 825-3832 dmd1211@aol.com dianedurocherinteriors.com 15. Design Domaine Marilyn Rosenthal 67 Mine Brook Road Route 202 Bernardsville, NJ 07924 (908) 502-5063 designdomaine@gmail.com designdomainegallery.com


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16. Danielle Ann Millican Inc. Danielle A. Millican 154 Summit Road Florham Park, NJ 07932 (973) 966-9767 danielle@danielleannmillican.com danielleannmillican.com Patina Painted Finishes & Murals LLC Marilyn White 285 Glen Avenue Short Hills, NJ 07078 (973) 376-3329 marilyn.patina@verizon.net patinapaintedfinishes.com Studio K LLC Kathryn Sandelli 36 Reynolds Avenue Whippany, NJ 07981 (973) 303-1210 kayrob3009@yahoo.com studiokllc.com 17. Maria Bevill Interiors Maria Bevill 56 Hillside Avenue Chester, NJ 07930 (908) 879-6163 bevillinteriors@comcast.net bevillinteriordesign.com 18. Creative Wall Coverings & Interiors Rachel Kapner Lois Darling Mary La Vecchia Virginia Liberato 560 Central Avenue New Providence, NJ 07974 (908) 665-7997 rachel@creativewallcoverings.com creativewallcoverings.com 19. Morgan House Design Center Sara Dickinson Katie Dobias 25 East Main Street Clinton, NJ 08809 (908) 735-6654 sara@morganhouseinteriors.com mhdesigncenter.com

20. British Home Emporium Nina Karamallis Jihan Tannous Valerie Matthews Sarah Fuchsman Jill Goret Teri Lodato Aileen Gutch 89 & 91 Main Street Madison, NJ 07940 (973) 443-0303 george@britishpineemporium.com britishhomeemporium.com 21. Linda Benson Interiors Linda Benson 39 Bissell Road Lebanon, NJ 08833 (908) 236-0470 lbensoninteriors@yahoo.com lindabensoninteriors.com 22. Kristin Ashley Interiors Kristin Badolato 9 Parkside Lane Mine Hill, NJ 07803 (973) 906-0472 kristin@kristinashleyinteriors.com kristinashleyinteriors.com 23. Houndstooth Interior Design LLC Frederick Root Anthony Feo PO Box 125 Oldwick, NJ 08858 (908) 669-4785 fhr@houndstoothllc.com houndstoothinteriors.com 24. James Rixner Inc. James Rixner, ASID 121 Morton Street, Suite 4B New York, NY 10014 (212) 206-7439 jr@jamesrixner.com jamesrixner.com

Sherle Wagner Jennifer Simone, Regional Sales Manager 300 East 62nd Street New York, NY 10065 (212) 758-3300 jennifer.simone@sherlewagner.com sherlewagner.com Garden State Tile Stacey Lott 267 Route 46 West Dover, NJ 07801 973-366-5035 slott@gstile.com gstile.com 25. Curren Design Associates Inc. Michael L. Curren, NJ CID 1 Hilltop Road Mendham, NJ 07945 (973) 543-3700 michael@currendesign.com currendesign.com 26. California Closets Diana Zorina 4 Gardner Road, Suite 5 Fairfield, NJ 07004 (973) 882-3800 fairfieldcustserv@calclosets.com californiaclosets.com/north-jersey 27. Très Joli Interior Design Pat Delaney PO Box 242 Gladstone, NJ 07934 (732) 581-5206 pat@tresjoliinteriordesign.com tresjoliinteriordesign.com 28. Raiser Contracting Tom Raiser, Christopher Dudley PO Box 100 Liberty Corner, NJ 07938 (908) 580-1789 raisercontract@optonline.net raisercontracting.com

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Far Hills Country Day School 697 Mine Brook Road/Route 202, Far Hills, NJ 07931

NLM Design Interiors Nancy Leffler-Mikulich 3 Emily Road Far Hills, NJ 07931 (973) 292-5151 nancy@nlmdesigns.com nlmdesigns.com 29. Re-Feather Your Nest Decorating LLC Susan Hayes 4 Birdsong Court Chester, NJ 07930 (908) 879-2495 susan.refeatheryournest@gmail.com refeatheryournest.com 30. James Yarosh Associates Fine Art Gallery James Yarosh 45 East Main Street, 2nd floor loft Holmdel, NJ 07733 (732) 993-5278 jamesyarosh@yahoo.com jamesyarosh.com 31. Sandra John Interior Design Sandra McDonald 374 North Maple Avenue Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 (908) 204-0545 sandra@sandrajohn.com sandrajohn.com 32. BLDG 39. William Welch PO Box 213 Pottersville, NJ 07979 908-413-4463 bldg39wm@gmail.com bldg39.com 32. BLDG 39. William Welch PO Box 213 Pottersville, NJ 07979 908-413-4463 bldg39wm@gmail.com bldg39.com

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34. Cabri Inc. Lakshmi Sheth Joanne Murphy, ASID Noelle Shapiro, Allied ASID 28 Beechwood Road Summit, NJ 07901 (908) 277-1161 lakshmi@cabridesigns.com cabridesigns.com 35. Affordable Closets Plus Angel Martin DeVoe Martin 225 Murray Street Bangor, PA 18013 610-599-4227 angel@affordableclosetsplus.com affordableclosetsplus.com 36. Plumberry Designs Inc. Richard R. Barr, NJCID 137 Columbia Turnpike Florham Park, NJ 07932 (973) 966-1950 richard@plumberry.net plumberry.net

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39. Elizabeth Guest Interiors LLC Elizabeth Guest, ASID Associate Member PO Box 133 Stanton, NJ 08885 (908) 236-0503 design@elizabethguestinteriors.com elizabethguestinteriors.com 40. C.R. Interior Designs LLC Caitlin Rutkay 16 Elmwood Road Florham Park, NJ 07932 (973) 715-1909 crutkay@gmail.com caitlinrutkay.com



41. Scott Salvator Inc. Scott Salvator PO Box 20496 New York, NY 10021 (212) 861-5355 info@scottsalvator.com scottsalvator.com Empire Stone Care Jim Del Nero PO Box 162 Lebanon, NJ 08833 (908) 437-1414 jim@empirestonecare.com empirestonecare.com 42. Kristina Bade Studio LLC Kristina Bade Sweeney 21 Cedar Avenue Madison, NJ 07940 (973) 377-7333 kristina@kristinabadestudio.com kristinabadestudio.com 43. James Rixner Inc. James Rixner, ASID 121 Morton Street, Suite 4B New York, NY 10014 (212) 206-7439 jr@jamesrixner.com jamesrixner.com

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44. Fun House Furnishings & Design LLC Jennifer Connell Jane Connell 6 East Main Street Mendham, NJ 07945 (973) 543-6429 orders@funhousefurnishings.com funhousefurnishings.com

50. Greenbaum Interiors Charles G. Dobbs Sharon Miller Steve Fioravanti 1105 Mt. Kemble Avenue Morristown, NJ 07960 (973) 425-5500 charles@greenbauminteriors.com greenbauminteriors.com

45. Studio MB LLC Mary Beth McAllister PO Box 106 New Vernon, NJ 07976 (908) 507-8106 studiomb.us@gmail.com StudioMbVision.com

51. Garden Cottage Sarah Conine, Owner Melissa McNamara, Designer 1211 Mt. Kemble Avenue Morristown, NJ 07960 (973) 425-0949 melissa@gardencottage.com gardencottage.com

52. Scott Salvator Inc. Scott Salvator, Principal Michael Zabriskie, Director Dawit Tibebe, Designer PO Box 20496 New York, NY 10021 (212) 861-5355 info@scottsalvator.com scottsalvator.com

46. Interior Decisions Inc. Karla Trincanello 140 Columbia Turnpike Florham Park, NJ 07932 (973) 765-9013 intdecinc@aol.com interiordecisions.com 47. Canterbury Design Alison Griffin Melissa Seibold Scott Seibold 103 Ridgedale Avenue Morristown, NJ 07962 (973) 539-3339 info@canterburydesign.com canterburydesign.com 48. BLDG 39. William Welch PO Box 213 Pottersville, NJ 07979 908-413-4463 bldg39wm@gmail.com bldg39.com 49. Dove Design Studio Jim Dove, Designer MJ Divino, Project Manager Jamie Malanga, Project Manager 557 Morris Avenue Summit, NJ 07901 (908) 598-1080 jim@dovedesignstudio.com dovedesignstudio.com Mansion in May 2014

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Back to Nature Home & Garden Anthony Sblendorio Design & Build PO Box 153 Oldwick, NJ 08858 (908) 439-4639 info1@backtonature.net backtonature.net Back to Nature Home & Garden Garden Center & Gift Shop 3055 Valley Road Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 (908) 350-7506

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IN HEALTHCARE. Verizon Foundation is exploring new ways to use the power of technology to innovate and improve the delivery of healthcare so that our loved ones get treatment based on the right information, right away. Our mobile health and virtual care programs let patients see the best doctors no matter where they are â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in rural or underserved areas, or in the comfort of their homes. Verizon is sharing its technology, resources and passion so that together, we can be even more successful.

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HARDING TOWNSHIP: Rare â&#x20AC;&#x153;in-townâ&#x20AC;? equestrian property with a spacious 6-bedroom brick Colonial offering 6-stall barn, pasture land accessing bridal paths & countryside views. In the heart of desirable New Vernon. 0RICE5PON2EQUEST

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Auctioneers & Appraisers of America’s Finest Estates & Collections

Doyle New York's Specialists are currently evaluating

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O U R S I N C E R E G R AT I T U D E

We give special thanks to all who have made Mansion in May 2014 at Blairsden possible.

With noted thanks to ... ◆ Blairsden hall LLC, for their generosity in opening Blairsden for Mansion in May. ◆ Met Life for their 10 years of underwriting support to Mansion in May totaling $250,000. ◆ all of our generous corporate, in-kind and individual sponsors. ◆ anthony sblendorio of Back to nature home & Garden and William Welch of BLdG 39., for working with us and helping us to secure this spectacular home. ◆ ann and Mark van den Bergh for opening Blair drive for Mansion in May. ◆ W. Barry thomson for helping us tell the story of Blairsden's remarkable history. ◆ scott seibold for his creative promotional ideas and wonderful video. ◆ all of our talented Mansion in May designers, landscapers and service providers. ◆ the staff of Morristown Medical Center whose good work and compassionate care inspires us every day. ◆ the townspeople, Blairsden neighbors, librarians and town officials of Peapack-Gladstone who welcomed us to their beautiful town. ◆ karen Johnson, WaMMC executive assistant, whose contribution to Mansion in May is invaluable. ◆ our families and friends who have supported us throughout this project. ◆ all of our dedicated Mansion in May committee chairs, their committees, and volunteers whose spirit is at the heart of what makes Mansion in May possible. With apologies to anyone who contributed after the Journal went to press, we salute ... Homeowner

Atlantic Health System

Blairsden hall LLC

Joseph a.trunfio, Phd, President and Chief executive officer Robert Peak, director of Facilities, Construction & Real estate sheilah o'halloran, esq., assistant General Counsel diane Lawson, insurance Manager

Women's Association of Morristown Medical Center

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edward Martins, Manager of Facilities & Construction Miguel Colon, security Captain, Protection and security Maggie Goldberg, Manager, Public Relations kathy Cook, information services & support, infrastructure application Manager Geoff twombly, Manager, transportation services daryl Payne, Coordinator, transportation services Joe aliseo, shuttle Lead, transportation services Printing department Morristown Medical Center

david shulkin, Md, President, MMC; Vice President, ahs Walter d. Rosenfeld, Md, Chair of Pediatrics, Goryeb Children’s hospital Juan Gutierrez, Md, director, Pediatric intensive Care, Goryeb Children's hospital tara Gleeson dnP, aPn, Coordinator of autism services, Goryeb Children’s hospital herb Johnson, Manager, Facilities Peter Palmer, Manager, Construction Vicki Banner, Manager, Marketing and Communications Maureen Boulanger, Manager, Marketing Robert Callas, Fire safety Coordinator, site safety officer Protection and security services stuart Williamson, Fire safety Coordinator, Fire Captain Morristown Fire Bureau Patricia sohler, Risk Management Media services tim Luby, Foreman

arturo avila dave Martin Miguel Farias MMC Mailroom Foundation for Morristown Medical Center

Jim Quinn, Chief development officer Lori Morsch, office Manager and executive assistant to the Chief development officer Regi diverio, director of Communications and donor Relations Geraldine kling, Major Gifts officer hyona Revere, director of Major Gifts Christine hajsok, director of Finance & data Management Borough of Peapack and Gladstone

William horton – Mayor, Borough of Peapack and Gladstone town Council of Peapack and Gladstone Gian Paulo Caminiti Mark Corigliano Gerald Gunning William Muller Judy silacci Bill simpson anthony suriano John sweeney Borough Clerks/ administrators Peapack and Gladstone donna Bassman Robin Collins Gregory skinner, Chief of Police sergeant stephen Ferrante Corporal thomas scanlon


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O U R S I N C E R E G R AT I T U D E

John Seebach, Fire Department Chief Judy Fagan, Captain First-Aid & Rescue Squad Jim Fania, Construction Official/Building Inspector Jim Fonzino, Borough Fire Official Brady Driscoll, Plumbing Official Barbara Osmun, Administrative Assistant, Construction/Zoning/Land Use Board Kevin Fleming, Electrical Subcode Official Somerset County Sheriff’s Office

Sergeant Paul Gibbons Blairsden Project Manager

BLDG 39. William Welch Blairsden Project Manager’s Craftsmen

Christopher Bailey Company – plaster restoration Christopher Bailey Raphael Bailey Ian Lue Lynden Walton John Neto Masonry – stonework John Neto Olvin Meza Miguel Corea Site workers Fernando Meza Felix Meza Alex Meza Jairo Emerson Javier Meza Woodworking Greg Hayes Andy Nencheck Gregg Flynn Michael Nencheck Arete Cabinetry Peter Boreland

Blairsden Landscape Designer

Engineering

Back to Nature Home & Garden Anthony Sblendorio Chas Fox Zach Kiernan

Cornerstone Structural Engineering Consultants Glenn K. Brackmann Gladstone Design Civil Engineering Ron Kennedy Anderson & Denzler Associates Inc. William D. Ryden

Banking Services

The Provident Bank, Convent Station Branch Ylka Padilla, Manager The Staff of Provident Bank, Convent Station Café Caterer

Country Picnic Cliff Cababe Sally Sabol Stephanie Lambour George Fichot Café Tent and Rentals

Prestige Party Rental Louis Suppa Café Cash Registers

Gerstner Cash Registers Jeff Gerstner Café Décor

Jardinière Fine Flowers Mike Pellegrino Carpentry

BTB Builders Robert Pigott Design Committee Advisors

Rick Trover – Technical Consultant Mary Beth Brown – Design Advocate Anne Rooke – Design Advocate Electrician

MPower Electrical Contractor Mark Pribish Matt Pribish Bob Shaffer Nick Novak Greg Reese Tom Damato Lydia Wilson

Fire Safety Advisors

Buckl Architects Keith A. Kammerer, A.I.A., President Chris Ariemma, Fire Inspector, Randolph Township, Firefighter Maplewood NJ Garden Site Plan

Back to Nature Home & Garden Gazebo Transport

Agway Jeff Gomez TJ Kelly Golf Carts

Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster David Schutzenhofer, General Manager Heavy Equipment & Parking Lights

Foley Rental Edward J. Foley III Ryan C. Foley Jason Lee Lenny De Jesus

National Building Museum The Historic Society of Somerset Hills Ulysses Dietz, Chief Curator Newark Museum Peapack and Gladstone Library Branch - Somerset County Library System Hospitality

CocoLuxe Edible Arrangements of Far Hills iPads

Melillo Consulting Don Scobell Landscape Service Providers

Somerset Turf Landscape Contractors Paul Hogan Tree-Tech Inc. James L. Bellis, Jr. George Chalsen TriOrganics Kris Goodrich Legal

Willard Bergman, Jr., Esq., Siegel & Bergman LLC Locksmith

On Site Locksmiths Glenn Roggenkamp Masons

John Cortese Masons John Cortese Anthony Cortese MIM Journal

History

W. Barry Thomson, Historic Consultant Blair Family Descendants Mark Alan Hewitt, Historic Architect John Charles Smith, Local Historian Chip Rae, Local Historian Philip Norkeliunas, Local Historian

Hobby Publications Inc. Tammy Keck, Publisher Ren Miller, Editor Sandy Alberti, Art Director Marlene Jaeger, Production Neighbors and Friends

Grace Terry Ann and Mark van den Bergh Blair Drive neighbors Mansion in May 2014

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The Matheny School Mark Melillo, Jessica Properties Highland Avenue neighbors Paint and Painters

Benjamin Moore Kimberlee Bradshaw, Director of Communications Kelly Sinatra, Communications Manager Diana Rattazzi, Sales Manager Monks Home Improvements Trevor Monk Ty Monk Parking

USET Bonnie Jenkins, Executive Director Maureen Pethick, Communications and Facilities Coordinator Pfizer Loretta Kemp, Sr. Director, North America Commercial Strategic Planning and Operations Timothy McLaughlin, CPP, Sr. Manager, RMS Security Lean NJ Wendy Lazarus, Director U.S. Government Relations Rachel Olderman Horizon Signal Technologies Scott Heydt, Sales Manager Andy Yingst, Technical Support Manager Plumber

Thos. Finn Inc. Thomas Finn D.J. Brembt Debra Finn Tom Griffin David Rubino Chuck Williams Preview Day

Benjamin Moore Design NJ Country Picnic

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Preview Gala

Raffle Donors

David Mitchell, Still Life Fine Event Design David Ellis Events Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra 56 Degree Wine Executive Health Program, Atlantic Health System Party Rental, Ltd.

M. Blaustein, Short Hills WAMMC and MIM Board Members Yanina & Co. of Basking Ridge Christian Dior, The Mall at Short Hills Melillo Consulting

Printing & Graphic Design

Bernardsville Print Patti Glennon Cheri Moran Photographers

Wing Wong/ Memories TTL Wing Wong, MIM Photographer Denise Panyik-Dale Scott Seibold Turpin Realtors Boris Reyt Publications & Media Providers

Morris County Tourism Bureau Leslie Bensley, Executive Director Somerset County Tourism Bureau Jacqueline Morales, Director Greater Media NJ Radio Stations WDHA & WMTR Nancy McKinley, Station Manager Kim Mulligan, WDHA Disc Jockey Design NJ Tammy Keck Ren Miller New Jersey Monthly NY Spaces Black River Journal Vicinity Media Group Connections Collection Magazine Christian Turnier, GCT Marketing Turpin Real Estate

Restroom Trailers

Mr. John Claude Smith Security & Fire Systems

Automatic Suppression & Alarm Systems Inc. Signage and Sign Placement

Ferreira Contruction Nelson Ferreira Anthony Ferreira Forms Digital Printing Galo Barros Shuttle Driveway

Ferreira Construction Co. Nelson Ferreira Anthony Ferreira Shuttle Storage

Somerset County Park Commission Karen Behr, Permit Coordinator Jason Bittner Dennis Hanntz Deb Armeno Phillip Richard Telecommunications & Networking

Interchange Technologies Rick Trover Verizon Verizon Wireless Ticket Sale Vendors

Apogee, Basking Ridge Bargain Box Thrift Boutique, Morristown The Bernards Inn, Bernardsville

Braunschweiger Jewelers, Morristown British Home Emporium, Madison Classic Home & Garden, Far Hills CocoLuxe, Peapack Country Curtains, Chester Engraved Images, Far Hills F. Gerald New, Morristown Garden Cottage, Morristown Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, Bernardsville Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, Madison Morris Museum, Morristown Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, Madison Paperfolio, Summit Peapack-Gladstone Bank, all branches Pereaux Interior Design, Summit Seasons Gifts & Home, Madison Spring Street Dezigns, Chatham WAMMC Gift Shops, Morristown Medical Center The Whistling Elk, Chester Windswept Boutique, Mendham Videographers

Scott Seibold, Creative Cinematic Editor at Large Volunteer Office Design

The Jaeckle Family Website and Online Marketing

Dave Rogers, inVisual New Media Design Chas Fox, Back to Nature Home & Garden Welding

Halsey’s Welding & Iron Works James Hearon AND THANKS TO…

Special Friends Kate Kurelja Florence Richards


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Crossville ........................................................169

James Yarosh Associates ........................53

Studio K LLC ................................................169

ACE Priviate Risk Services ....................184

Dale Jacobs, M.D. ......................................193

Jerry Rose Floral & Event Design ......IFC

Summit Medical Center........................150

Affordable Closets Plus LLC ..................40

David Ellis Events ........................................11

J.M. Stringer Gallery of Fine Art........204

Summit Rug ................................................165

Althea Ridley Bromley Interiors LLC ........................206

Deborah Munies ......................................196

Kristin Ashley Interiors ..........................171

The Bargain Box............................................48

DesignAnts LLC..........................................193

L’Entrepot ......................................................194

The Bernards Inn..........................................14

Anesthesia Associates of Morristown ..........................................18

Design NJ ......................................................203

La Cornue ........................................................10

The Children’s Insitute School ..........188

Diamond Dream FIne Jewelers ..........52

LeRoux Interiors.........................................195

The Fabric Yard ..........................................195

Diane Durocher Interiors ....................167

Lifeline Medical Associates LLC........170

The Farm at Green Village ......................46

Dreyer’s Showroom & Design Gallery/Alexandria Como ..............175

M. Blaustein ..................................................185

The Hunt Consignment Boutique......194

Maria Bevill Interiors ..................................50

The Image Maker......................................191

Massey Quick ....................................................4 Megan Young Designs ..........................153

The Medical Staff of Morristown Medical Center ......................................IBC

Melillo Consulting ....................................196

The Peck School ........................................192

Melone Cloughen Interiors ........55, 188

The Stable Ltd.............................................167

MetLife ..................................................................1

Ann Lind Bowers ......................................198 Anthony Albert Studios........................179 Apogee ..........................................................192 Art, Etc ............................................................174 ASID NJ Chapter ..........................................76

Dove Design Studio............................58-59 Doyle NY Auction House ....................199

Atlantic Cardiology Group LLP ........154

Duxiana ..........................................................29

Atlantic Health System Executive Health Program ................18

Elizabeth Guest Interiors LLC ............163 EMDillon Design LLC ................................74 Executive Women’s Golf Association....................................190

Morgan House Interiors........................145

Timothy & Associates Interior Design ........................................43

Far Hills Country Day School ............158

Morris Animal Hospital..........................193

Tony Baldwin ..............................................177

Ferguson Enterprises..............................181

Back to Nature Home & Garden ........12

Ferris Corporation ......................................28

Morris Habitat for Humanity/Re-Store ............................159

TrueLeaf Kitchens ....................................160

Baccarat ............................................................22

Turpin Realtors, Ashley Christus ......180

Barbara Israel Garden Antiques ..........40

Foundation for Morristown Medical Center ............29

Morristown Medical Center ..................16 Murphy Capital Management Inc.......208

Turpin Realtors, Bernardsville Office ............................175

Atlantic Health Women’s Heart Program ....................................................146 Audi of Bernardsville and Mendham ............................................5

Barbara Ostrom Associates....................25 Beer Architectural Group LLC ..............68 Benjamin Moore ..........................................16 Bernards Appraisal Associates LLC ......................................195 Bill Powers, author....................................173

Fullerton Landscape Architects LLC. ......................................207

NLM Design Interiors..............................151

Fun House Furnishings & Design LLC ............................................66

Pereaux Interior Design ........................147

Gacek Design Group ................................41

Pingry School ..............................................172

Garden Cottage............................................74

Peapack-Gladstone Bank ........................29 Pfizer ..................................................................29

Turpin Realtors..............................................BC

Turpin Realtors, Catherine Weinstock ........................195 Turpin Realtors, Chatham Office ......197 Turpin Realtors, Dorothy Trebus ......194 Turpin Realtors, Gerry-Jo Cranmer......152

Garden State Tile........................................169

Plastic Surgery Center of New Jersey, PC ................................176 Plumberry Designs Inc ............................75

Turpin Realtors, Michele Hill ................28

Brinton Eaton Wealth Advisors ........187

Gaze Burvill USA/Round Valley Outdoor ........................................42

BTB Building Associates Inc. ..............192

Provident Bank, Morristown ................28

Gill St. Bernard’s School ........................171

Turpin Realtors, Molly Scott and Susan Miller ......193

Bucks County Designer House & Gardens ................................174

Raiser Contracting....................................151

Gladstone Country House ..................186

RBC Wealth Management ........................7

Turpin Realtors, Molly Tonero ..............72

Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate..........168

Re-Feather Your Nest Decorating LLC ....................................173

Turpin Realtors, Robert Sameth Jr and Edgar Donohoe ............................166

Grand Illusion..............................................158

RegentAtlantic Capital LLC ..................14

Turpin Realtors, Susan Barba ............189

Ricciardi Bros Inc ......................................144

Turpin Realtors, Susan Miller ................44

Canterbury Design....................................8-9

Greater Media New Jersey Radio Stations........................................147

Carol Mara LTD ..........................................174

Ride + Reflect..............................................196

Greenbaum Interiors ................................45

Turpin Realtors, Valerie Fraser and Hilary Prouty ..............................145

Castle Ridge Construction Co. Inc. ........................178

Hair Design Studio ..................................192

Bjorn Bjornsson Interior Design..........73 Bridget Peek Design................................190

Butler’s of Far Hills Inc. ......................26-27 Cabri Inc. ........................................................155 California Closets ......................................184

Gladstone Tavern ......................................196

Robb Francis Sports Cars ....................160

Hampshire Destination Properties........14

Robinson Drug & Compounding Center......................161

Hibernate Bedding ..................................190

Robinwood Kitchens Inc. ....................172

Hickory Tree Chorus................................196

Ronetco Supermarkets ..............................6

Home Staging by Kimberly ................196

Sandra John Interior Design ..............143

Houndstooth LLC ................................70-71

Scott Salvator ................................................69

Coldwell Banker, Judith Sutton ......159

Il Monello Ristorante ..............................182

Colgate-Palmolive Company ............197

Interior Decisions Inc.................................77

Second Chance Thrift Shop Friends of Matheny ..............196

Country Curtains ......................................173

Investors Bank, Short Hills ......................28

Sherle Wagner ............................................149

Creative Wall Coverings and Interiors ..............................................47

J&S Designer Flooring............................185

ShopRite ............................................................6

James Rixner Inc...........................................23

Skillman Doors LLC..................................194

Chatham Interiors ....................................183 Christopher Guy. ..........................................23 Chubb & Son ..................................................24 Coldwell Banker Previews International..............................................54

Turpin Realtors, Mendham Office ......191

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Congratulations

TO THE WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION ON

AND 40 YEARS OF MANSION IN MAY

PHOTO BY DENISE PANYIK-DALE

The Medical Staff of Morristown Medical Center salutes the Women’s Association for their help in championing two important causes at Goryeb Children’s Hospital: The expansion of the Joan and Edward Foley Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the new Autism and Child Development Center.


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