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Sparkling glasses and lavender tablecloths on an early fall afternoon… Our most recent Signature Style event was a fundraiser hosted by the New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education (NJCIE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to including students with disabilities in their neighborhood schools in preparation for living as independently as possible in their communities. While the school year had begun, I felt that it was still a bit early to pull out the mums and typical autumnal accessories. The palette for the event was inspired by the final days of summer and very early days of autumn....
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Design and Technology Advice From the Inn’s Interior Designer Recently while sitting at the Inn’s Library Bar, a guest asked me if something had changed in the room – he shared with me that it felt even more warm and inviting than he remembered. “Yes,” I quickly responded – “we’ve added a large screen TV to the room” – No a large screen doesn’t add to a room – but a beautifully detailed bookshelf with aged books does.  Here’s a design tip that I would like to pass along – when you have to have “technology stuff” in a room, think about how it can become an added plus or feature.  My ...
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In early September I began restyling the Fenwick Ballroom -- stop in and take a look at its new sophisticated atmosphere and organic touches. The room is designed to be versatile in atmosphere, therefore making it available for a variety of events, both professional and social. The walls were custom mixed for a natural comfortable non-color, I like to call it Mellowed Sage.  I designed the carpet with a large scale interlocking block pattern ­ and of course there is the silver touch on the new custom painted shaded sconces. The whole room has taken on a wonderful air of sophistication tha...
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As the summer evenings come to an end and the crisp autumn wind rolls in, it is hard to believe that we are entering the fourth autumn season since redesigning the Inn. My involvement with the Inn began as a patron more than two decades ago and what a pleasure it is has been to become the exclusive interior designer for the Inn. As President of Butlers of Far Hills, the Annex at Butlers of Far Hills, and the J. Butler Collection in Nantucket, MA, my involvement at the Inn has provided an opportunity to fuse my interests in design, entertaining and overall style. While designing for a venue of ...
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