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June 2016

The First 10 Things You Should Buy for Your New Home

From Realtor.com BY JAMIE WIEBE The emptiness of a new home can be overwhelming. With so much space to fill and so many decorating decisions to make, you might feel like your house will never be truly yours. But there’s no need to go hog-wild in a furniture store three days after closing on your new home. Buying too…

15 Things to Do to Make this the Best Summer Ever

From Bergenmama.com Sure the political scene is heating up- but so is the weather. Take a break from the campaigns and join our summer party- guaranteed to bring smiles and fond family memories. Get out on the Farm: Summer season is harvesting season and it kicks off with sweet Strawberry Festivals, raspberry picking, and peach…

Ancient Rome Inspired This New Home Decor

From Curbed.com BY LAUREN RO   Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, the Italian duo behind the Amsterdam-based Studio Formafantasma, have created collection of delicate but sculptural pitchers, lighting, storage units, and other objects inspired by their recent travels in Rome. The Delta collection takes its inspiration (and name) from the Tiber river and sediments and…

Our Jersey Shore Beach Guide

From BergenMama.com From gorgeous white sand swimming beaches to miles of primo people-watching boardwalks, there’s no shortage of amusements to be found at the Jersey Shore. Amusement rides, water parks, biking, shopping, and restaurants – whether you’re thrill seeking or just relaxing, it’s time to pack those beach bags, because this is where the adventures…

The Top 10 Fire Pits for Summer

From ArchitecturalDigest.com BY HANNAH MARTIN Architectural Digest chooses the best fire pits, outdoor fireplaces, and fire tables to keep you warm and cozy on cool summer nights (marshmallows not included). If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then by the same logic, the fire pit is the heart of the backyard. As the…

The 8 Most Financially Savvy Home Improvements

From HouseLogic.com    Photo by Suzanne Davis at bebehblog BY LISA KAPLAN GORDON Enjoy your home more today — and sell it for the best price tomorrow. Image: Dream Book Design When it comes to home improvement, some dollars stretch more than others. And if you’re on a limited budget, it becomes even more important to…

What is Due Diligence? What to Do Before Buying a Home

From realtor.com BY LISA KAPLAN GORDON Once you make an offer on a home and it’s accepted, there’s a period lasting a few weeks before you close the deal. During this window of time, buyers are often told to “do their due diligence” on the home they soon hope to own. But just what is due diligence, anyway? In…

3 Unexpected Design Ideas to Incorporate into Your Garden

From ArchitecturalDigest.com BY LINDSAY MATHER Landscape architects Brian Sawyer and Edmund Hollander both have a knack for creating gardens that rival the beauty of the residences they complement, and we’ve featured many of their works in the pages ofArchitectural Digest. So who better to ask for advice on creating a verdant oasis of your own?…

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