Splendor in September, the Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center’s (WWAMC) designer showhouse at Tyvan Hill in New Vernon, NJ, is open through Sunday, October 4th. Proceeds will aid in the expansion of Morristown Medical Center’s Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute. Hon, it’s well worth the visit!
A 3,000-word article I’d written detailing SIS (formerly known as Mansion in May) was to to be published in Elegant Lifestyles Magazine in April and then again in September, but didn’t run. Thankfully, the designer showhouse was a go! Shout out to publicity liaison Kathy Hobbs for being communicative and welcoming.
Although my editor Kara Sibilia couldn’t come, two friends “in the business” joined me for a tour on Sunday. Interior designer Ina Wallman (Ina H. Wallman Interiors) and real estate professional Jeri Dana (Sotheby’s International Realty) oohed and ahhed along with me as we toured stylish, elegant, creative, inspired and original rooms and grounds. My only regrets? I wish I took more pictures!
Karen Waldron of Classic Home & Garden partnered with Tim Foerster of Foerster Landscaping to design stepped planters. Waldron accents the stone patio with white wicker furniture upholstered in Thibaut outdoor fabric.
Pots filled with color accent the blue and white decor.
I was taken with Katja van der Loo of Papyrus Home Design’s Breakfast Room wall decor. I especially liked the botanical photographs printed on handmade paper and hung on an iron rack.
Sam Ciardi of Samuel Robert Signature Spaces created an oh-so-pretty, French Country-inspired dining room.
What a gorgeous backsplash?! Jaeger Kitchens’ designers Debbie Kerr and Pam Fuertes used navy and teal with hot pink as an accent to make the kitchen pop.
Check out the built-in, stocked wine bar!
After interviewing Callie Bruen of Callie Bruen Interiors, I couldn’t wait to see the built-in tree house!
Black grasscloth walls are set against white furniture and finishes and accented with leaf green accessories. Kristin Badolato of Kristin Ashley Interiors created an unexpectedly serene guest bedroom.
As a ceramicist, of course, I honed in on ceramics by Christina Grodkiewicz Clayworks.
Beautiful ceramic bowls and dishes mirror colors in the floral wallpaper in the contemporary, cozy and technologically advanced room designed by Jane Petrill of Jane Danielle Interior Design and Rick and Beverly Trover of Interchange Technologies.
“Tranquility” is an apt name for the contemporary arbor designed and built by Abby Jochnowitz of Designants and John Risoli of JR Landscape & Management Services.
An outdoor sectional and pouf sit near the outdoor cooking and dining area designed by Lisa Mierop and Frank Contey of Mierop Design.
I was also taken with “Seasons of Renewal,” a square garden featuring planting for each season designed by Anthony Cortese of Split Rock Design.