Author: Lauren Payne

In the wake of Sandy, destruction bred creative opportunities for improvement. A couple in Mantoloking focused their creativity on restoration.

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For Shore dwellers, the post-Sandy saga continues as they repair, rebuild and share their storm stories.

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Eight award-winning interior designers discuss everything from business (good) to buying American-made (also good) to the value of a unique showcase piece.

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A green thumb and a gardening greenhorn turned fallow land into a productive garden—without breaking the bank, or their backs.

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The family of former governor Christine Todd Whitman wanted a house that looked like it had always been part of its bucolic surroundings, but was ecologically state-of-the-art. They found exactly what they needed—in a factory.

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Tiptoe through the tulips and other blooms at these five great public places this spring.

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Cruelest month or not, April borrows Cupid’s arrow to point to the full-fledged return of a treasured pastime: basking in our own private, domestic outdoors.

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Alone in the sprawling Rumson home where they had raised their sons, Stephanie and Frank Picone realized the time had come to feather a smaller nest. Sorting through 31 years of stuff was “traumatic,” but with discipline and the help of a creative interior designer, they emerged in a better place.

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