Author: Lauren Payne

Alice and Terrance Adams of Renu by Alice transform furniture and cabinetry with creativity, paint and elbow grease.

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This Monmouth County couple pared down for a carefree coastal lifestyle.

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Recent tales of caring, sharing and innovation.

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6 inspiring stories of generosity from around the state.

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Growing your own food and flowers is a productive, affirming hobby to embrace—especially now.

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For Amy Hughes, owner of vintage-furniture store Salvage Style, hunting for unique furnishings is not just a job—it’s a full-time vocation.

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Part-timers are defying the governor’s order, to the dismay of many year-round residents. Others are happy to have their business.

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Jean Kim and Noah Robison-Cox downsized from their four-story brownstone to create a simplified yet stunning condo.

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In designing her family's dream home, Vanessa Deleon united her Parisian aesthetic with her husband's more modern style.

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Real Antique Wood meticulously deconstructs historic structures, then repurposes them for generations to come.

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