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Entries in NJ (2)


Michael Herold Home Collection & Showroom

It’s hard to keep a good talent down. And when one is named to House Beautifuls Next Wave Designer list, well let’s just say true talent is undeniable. Last spring when we attended the Princeton Designer Showhouse, one of our favorite rooms was designed by Michael Herold. The bold stripes, exciting color choices and glamorous pieces in a very traditional space spoke to us. Not a month later, we ran into Michael at our yearly Blogfest conference where he was on a panel moderated by House Beautiful’s Newell Turner. His talent was being lauded once again and now Michael has taken his design from the studio to showroom.

Opening in November 2012 in Lambertville, NJ, Michael Herold Home Collection is a showroom, studio and offices all in one location; just call it Michael's very own design center. After having tremendous growth in the past year, Michael and his team felt it was time to show off his antiques and vintage pieces in a space that allows him to display all of his finds in interesting vignettes and actual room settings. 

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Creative Types: Katja van der Loo, designer

It takes a lot to stand out in a sea of good designers and one of the things that sets apart a good designer from a great one is personality. When a designer has created a beautiful room or has an amazing spread in a magazine, the kiss that seals the deal is the designer's joie de vivre. This is where Katja van der Loo comes in. 

We had the pleasure of meeting Katja at the 2012 Mansion in May in one of our favorite designed rooms: the Greenery. The room was a breath of fresh air in a very serious house and the effervescence of Katja made us want to sit down and stay awhile. Katja is Dutch and has spent time in both Europe and NYC honing in on her design aesthetic that a "space should live, evolving and growing with one’s travels, art, photography and meaningful treasury of life experiences." We think her work translates well into a space that you don't want to leave.

We sat down to talk to Katja to see what inspires her and how she works best with her clients. 

"The Greenery" from the 2012 Mansion in May, designed by Papyrus Home Design.


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