This sitting room was so much fun to decorate because it already had elements like custom wainscoting, eleven foot ceilings, and an open floor plan that helped to add interest and light to the space. The starters for this design concept were the window panels, oriental carpet, and antique hutch. Incorporating existing pieces into a … Continue reading Sitting Pretty
I was originally brought into this project to help with material selection only and wound up assisting these clients with their entire Master Bathroom renovation. The biggest issue was that the bathroom was long and narrow and expanding into an adjacent room was not an option. Prior to my involvement in this project the idea … Continue reading A Master Bathroom Renovation from Soup to Nuts.
The inspiration for this vestibule was my clients original artwork by Rainer Gross. Gross was known for his “Twin Paintings” which were almost mirror images of each other. His process included applying thick layers of paint on each canvas and pressing them together to “cure”. Once dried he pulled them apart to reveal layers of … Continue reading Vibrant vestibule
This young family needed more space in their traditional Cape style home and going up was not in the budget so they decided to go down into their dark, completely unfinished basement. This new space, although not without challenges; electrical boxes, an old oil tank, sump pumps, HVAC, sewer pipes, and low ceilings, gave them … Continue reading Wayne Basement Renovation
The laundry room is a very important space in a home that should not be ignored. Most people do at least one load of laundry a day and why not spend it in a room that is happy and bright and makes you smile?
From the start of this project my client had a really good idea of what she wanted. A family room where she could entertain, as well as a space for her kids to play comfortably. The sofa was the one piece of furniture that was to remain and my client was not too excited about … Continue reading A family room designed for the whole family
After living in this Master Bedroom for thirty-five plus years, my clients decided it was time for an update. Their stone colonial has all of the beauty and character of an older home, but with that character comes small closets, limited lighting, and very few electrical outlets. It became obvious that the main objective for … Continue reading Master Bedroom Makeover
Pattern and color are the key elements in this living room transformation. Since the paint, chocolate brown sofa, and the drapery remained in the room, they gave me good direction for my design. The focal point of the room is the oil painting above the fireplace which is enhanced by framed feathers. A custom antelope … Continue reading A Lavish Living Room……
For this kitchen renovation we wanted wide plank wood flooring with some character. Among the options were a wide selection of very nice engineered wood flooring that had the look we wanted but lacked the lasting durability that a kitchen floor demands. We were given the opportunity to go with this incredible reclaimed white oak … Continue reading A Kitchen Floor with Character
The project I am working on in Avalon, NJ is progressing well and will be finished by Memorial Day. Here is a sneak peek of the incredible mosaic and subway tile that we selected for the new bathroom.