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Showstoppers

By Lauren Payne | January 21, 2008
Each year top interior designers strut their stuff at New Jersey’s finest showhouses. Here, a couple of our favorites from 2007....
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Estate Sale

By Nancy Brannigan Painter | December 21, 2007
If you build it, they will buy. At least, that’s what Pinnacle Custom thinks. The Chatham-based company is putting the finishing touches on an 18,000-square-foot home in Saddle River. With a price tag of $13.9 million, the castle-like, French manor-style mansion (think Newport, Rhode Island, in New Jersey) ranks among the most expensive spec homes ever built in the state....
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A Rumson cottage built in the 1800s was in shambles when designer Susan Rosenthal and her family moved in. Nearly a decade later, the restored home’s appeal is on full display—inside and out...
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From the laundry room to the coat closet, January is the perfect time to come clean....
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When interior designers Elaine Minervini and Lila Munem of Esprit Décor first visited the 88-year-old Chatham home of Peter and Vicki Fife, winners of the New Jersey Monthly Family Room Makeover, the design challenge was obvious....
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Squeezed by big-box retailers, family-owned furniture stores are proud to be throwbacks—to an era of craftsmanship and personal service....
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Hoboken's urban landscape is home to some surprisingly bucolic outdoor retreats....
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From fruit orchards to flower beds to vegetable gardens interest in heirloom gardening is on the rise.Here's why you'll want to try your hand at it this spring. ...
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Cities are experiencing a renaissance as single young professionals,newly weds without children,and empty nester's discover that picket fences,large yards , and McMansions are not to be-all and end-all of luxe living....
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We asked three design professionals from around the state to share with us their favorite kitchen project. Here are their picks, along with trends, ideas, and products you can adapt to your needs....
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Wall Paper Is Back

By | December 19, 2007
Wallpaper has been out of fashion so long that practically an entire generation has grown up without it. It’s back on the scene in all kinds of updated color schemes—and fortunately, it’s a lot easier to apply than it used to be....
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Wallpaper or faux finish? New entertainment center or complete overhaul with smart-house electronics?...
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When you’re small, the world looks big, especially when seen from a tree house. Down-to-earth adults (especially those making payments on a real house) are thought to be immune to the charms of a cabin in the sky....
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Trenton’s historic Cadwalader Heights, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, features curving streets, unique homes, and people who lovingly restore them....
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In six hours, an ecstatic audience will give a standing ovation to Broadway star Christine Ebersole for her dual roles in the critically acclaimed musical Grey Gardens. But for now, Maplewood’s award-winning actress is inside a room only a little bigger than an elevator....
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Who’s there? Company! Don’t worry, three retailers offer the latest looks to spruce up your home....
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It’s the ideal escape: a well-appointed master suite with all the comfort and elegance of a living room. In this case, more really is more....
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