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On the blog there is a category that you may not be familiar with called, the Friday Find. Once a week we hit the pavement in search of fab vintage finds, rummaging through garage sales, flea markets, thrift stores and even curb side treasures. We have a passion for vintage and collecting, loving the character the pieces bring to our design projects. The weather in New Jersey has been cold, windy and snowy so the rummaging has been a bit slow. I am also super busy planning Spring construction projects for my clients but this week I made it out, finding a piece from a nautical Depression Glass pattern that my parents collect. Read more

Serious “It” Factor: MackeyBlue, Hoboken

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I know I have said it before but one of the best things about being an Interior Designer is that I get to constantly go shopping for my clients. For me space-planning, color scheme development, furniture and fabric selections are all easy. Finding that perfect piece (the wow factor) to build a design around or accessorizing a room with vintage treasures, not so easy. I love combining my clients family heirlooms with vintage pieces that have history and character. You can’t rush this process, you can’t run out and buy history and character off the shelf, you have to search for it and recognize it. Enter in, Karen Marsh of MackeyBlue located in the heart of Hoboken, NJ. A Friday Find that is a designers dream. Read more