Furnishing the great outdoors
Wicker, aluminum, teak — oh my! Who knew that when it came to outdoor furniture there were so many options. The sheer variety of choices can actually make purchasing the perfect set a somewhat frustrating experience. Luckily, with the help of New Jersey expert Sarah Conine, owner of Garden Cottage (www.gardencottage.com) in Fairfield and Morristown, we’ve put together this guide to help.
Smart designs for shore living
A New Jersey designer shares strategies and tips for beautiful and functional oceanside interiors. When asked for her best design advice for shore homes, Designer Gail Whiting sites two recent projects — one oceanfront on Long Beach Island and another in Spring Lake. Overall both homes presented three basic design challenges: salt, sand and view. Taking these three shore home basics into account Whiting’s selections for fabrics and flooring were functional, practical and chosen to match the taste and personality of the homeowners.
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