Author: Lauren Payne

Dancer Farm

April 20, 2010

Dancer Farm is a New Jersey B&B that offers several cozy common rooms, a shady patio, and a screened-in gazebo...all of which are ideal places to unwind.

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Clear Out and Clean Up

April 14, 2010

Getting organized is the first step to effective spring cleaning.

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Everything Smart

April 13, 2010

What are the hot new looks for homes? New Jersey Monthly’s Design Advisory Council updates us on ten startling years.

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They emerge by the thousands late each spring, creating a magnificent display at this grand estate.

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By the shores of the Shrewsbury and the Navesink, the outdoors is welcomed in and works of art come into their own.

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After inheriting a major collection of museum-quality antiques, this Essex County couple put the trove front and center.

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New Jersey bed & breakfasts come up big in charm, amenities, and hospitality.

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Best of the Best

March 24, 2010

We asked three of New Jersey’s top design professionals to help us compile a list of the state’s most significant architectural projects in the past decade. Among many worthy contenders, here are the panel’s top ten picks.

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Stage Right

February 10, 2010

With real estate sales still lagging, what can you do to prepare your home to sell fast—and for top dollar? Try home staging. (Photos by Barbara Cluck-Miksits)

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Just how important are exterior first impressions when selling a home? Our experts reveal the truth.

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