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I'm a REALTOR with Keller Williams Midtown Direct Realty in Maplewood, NJ and INHABIT SOMa is the newsletter for my Real Estate business. It will also include updates on the market statistics for NYC's Bedroom Communities, such as South Orange, Maplewood, Montclair, Glen Ridge, and Short Hills/Millburn.

Tag Archives Interior Design

A Modern Farmhouse with Global Flair in South Orange, NJ

Fresh & contemporary meets rustic & classic with a twist in this beautiful farmhouse.

For this newly added family room, the homeowners had a vision for coastal style for their farmhouse – fresh, airy, blue and white with a relaxed vibe. They also have a love for travel and Indonesian, African and South American decor – intricate carved wood, natural dyed textiles, unique print patterns and hand-crafted metals.

Congrats. You’re in Your New Home. Now What?

Before you begin decorating your new home…  

Most of us come from apartments and don’t have enough furniture to fill our new space.  We also have partners, kids, pets, full time jobs. We start and stop, find our motivation – only to lose it in a wake of beige paint, unopened moving boxes (some for years!), and a sea of toys.

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

I know how exciting it is to move into your new home.

It’s Not Just a Finished Basement, It’s a Lower Level

Don’t just create a finished basement, create a lower level that discovers new, livable space and increases the value of your home at the same time.

“What do you mean you can’t find the electrical source? How is that not possible?”, I asked my electrician while we stood in our dark basement. It should also be noted that both doorbells and a few random switches on the second floor weren’t working either…

“You guys need to tear out a portion of the ceiling and most of the walls”,

Narrow Spaces | Choosing the Right Couch

Recently, I was asked by a friend to write about designing for narrow spaces. She specifically asked about couches.  If you live in SOMa, you know that our living rooms can be narrow, even if the home’s layout has been altered to accommodate modern, open living.  You also know that most of us love to use those rooms for everything from watching a movie with the kids to hosting the neighborhood wine club!