Personalizing your home- tips from Northern NJ interior designer

It can be a challenge making a house into a home!  It's always great to personalize your decor with items that have special meaning to you and your family,  but you have to also be careful not to go overboard and get cluttered. 

Here is a little nook in my home that I used to display some special items. We LOVE to travel and usually pick out one special souvenir from each trip to bring home with us.  On our trip to #Sardinia a few summers ago, we brought home this cute framed fish piece that we found at a local craft market in the village where we stayed.  I then printed one of the photos that I took from the trip and had it done as a 10x20 canvas print. 

I paired them next to each other since I liked how the colors flow together and they are "related":



What about photos?  Are you not into the idea of many large family photos on the wall? Or just have too many photos and not enough wall space? I love this bulletin board from Ballard that I put in our mudroom. With push pins it is so easy to swap out photos and it is a great way to display a bunch of photos without taking up a lot of space on the wall.


Christie Adams Design is an interior designer based in Bergen County New Jersey.  Available for travel throughout northern NJ, Christie offers many interior design and decorating services to homeowners. She also works with builders and developers in the Ridgewood /Wyckoff / Glen Rock area. 

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. 


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.