Trader Joes Score! Wyckoff NJ interior decorator

Can’t beat this greenery from Trader Joes for only $2.99!! Such an easy and inexpensive way to liven up a spot in your home. I feel like adding greenery to this vase made such a difference in making this dining room more homey and welcoming. What’s your favorite gem from Trader Joes?

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Christie Adams Design is a Northern NJ interior designer offering decorating and design services. The travel area is within 45 minutes from Wyckoff New Jersey in Bergen County. If you are looking for a decorator in the northern New Jersey area I would love to chat about your project!

New Kitchen in Bergen County NJ - interior designer

I love when clients already have an idea of what they are looking for when it comes to their kitchen so that I can help them tie it all together. This particular client knows that she wants tile flooring instead of hardwood and wants Quartz countertops rather than marble. She also loves the idea of a navy island with white perimeter cabinets.

Here’s a little peek at the inspiration for the project:

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Christie Adams Design is a northern NJ interior decorator and designer based in Wyckoff New Jersey. Whether you are looking for just a consultation or a full service project I would be happy to chat about creating your dream home.

Bergen County Kitchen Design in Wyckoff NJ

So many people tried to talk me out of #carraramarble countertops in our kitchen. I am so happy I didn’t listen. I did my research reading countless blogs and articles about marble in kitchens. I visited 8 stone yards until I found the perfect slab. After almost a year I love these countertops as much as the day they were installed. 

Marble is not for everyone. If you are going to feel stressed out everytime you cook or host a party because you think there are going to be stains from every spill, then I wouldn't get marble.  We cook in our kitchen almost every night- the day that our marble was installed my daughter made ice cream in our kitchen. We host a lot of parties. We have spilled red wine, tomato sauce, salsa, you name it.  I don't sweat it. I wipe it up and it's totally fine!!  We don't have a single stain on our marble.  It's honed which is more forgiving than polished.  And it was sealed the day it was installed which also helps.  There is some etching that you can only notice in certain light BUT our granite in our old kitchen also had etching so that isn't strictly something that occurs with marble.  And nobody else notices the etching.

Morale of the story is to get what you LOVE. Whatever you have your heart set on.  If you don't you could always have regrets which could cost more time and money in the long-run to remedy. 

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Are you dreaming of a new kitchen? I would love to help you design your brand new kitchen or give your current kitchen a refresh!  I can help you pick out your backsplash tile, paint, hardware, lighting, faucet, sink, you name it!  If you are in northern NJ (within 45 minutes of Wyckoff in Bergen County) then this can all be done in person. If you are outside of my travel area than I can help you remotely via email.

 

Gender Neutral Nursery design in Bergen County NJ

I loved designing this gender neutral baby nursery for my Bergen County client!  I can't wait for all of these goodies to arrive at her home so that I can see the design come to life! It's going to be so fun to share before and after photos so here is a little preview.

We went back and forth on wallpaper for an accent wall behind the crib but in the end decided on painted arrows instead.  Then I selected lots of soft neutral tones, with a bit of whimsy with the pom pom details in the drapes.  And the navy dresser will really coordinate perfectly with the leather pouf and framed print. The baby will have lots of books on display in the cute white bookshelves and the hexagon cubes are a fun way to display little treasures too. 

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Do you need help with creating a nursery for your baby or even your older child? I'm about to design a room for a high school student this summer who is ready to ditch her kid furniture!  I would love the opportunity to be your interior designer; whether you live in northern NJ or further away we can work remotely.