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Thursday, June 26

a new jersey estate of mind


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You know how I have mentioned (on, yes, more than one occasion) that LUXE interior + design is hands down MY FAVORITE DESIGN MAGAZINE? Well, they are and it is because they never cease to amaze me with their finds of the most perfect interiors for me to oohhhh and ahhh over… And guess what? They did it again with this one.

Excepts taken from:
Estate of Mind: A Crisp Neutral Palette Updates New Jersey Home

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THE EXTERIOR OF THE HOME

Twelve years ago, the search for a place to raise their two children led a New York woman and her lawyer husband to a quaint country lane in western New Jersey that meandered through an old 13-acre estate property. The mature trees, the greenswards, the views...well, it was love at first sight. Then the house came into view and, recalls the architecturally trained wife, her entire spirit heaved an underwhelmed “Oh.” (I can totally relate to this woman!)

Dourly draped in brown siding, with a green asphalt roof, “the house lacked the obvious—a cedar roof, white-painted cedar shingles and Palladian windows,” she says. Nevertheless, they bought it and moved in. Immediately she stripped the interiors of dreary wallpapers and tried to make their furniture fit. Then a few years ago, on a mission to find a small table, she wandered into designer Matthew Frederick’s storefront studio and shop in Far Hills, New Jersey. “It was a breath of fresh air,” she says. “I immediately called a friend and said, ‘I’ve found my designer. This is my house!’ ” (She even realizes that the right designer can make a world of difference… I SO love her!) Soon after coming over for a look, says Frederick, “we were doing an entire gut. I’ve touched every room of the house.”


carriage houseTHE CARRIAGE HOUSE

backyard THE BACKYARD
 
entry THE ENTRYWAY

master bath THE MASTER BATHROOM

master bathroom


THE MASTER BATHROOM

master bedroom THE MASTER BEDROOM

sunroom THE SUNROOM
 
living room THE LIVING ROOM
 
kitchen THE KITCHEN
 
dining room THE DINING ROOM
 
dining details LOOK, EVEN LUXE IS AWARE THAT
DESIGN IS ‘ALL IN THE DETAIL’
 
 
Give Credit Where Credit is Due:
Interior Design - Matthew Frederick, ASID, M. Frederick
Architecture - John James, John James Architect, AIA
Landscape Architecture - Carolle Huber, ASLA, Carolle Huber Landscape Architecture