A New Jersey Home That Merges a Glam and Modern Aesthetic

Interior designer Vanessa Deleon became her own client when she designed a 4,000-square-foot townhouse for herself, her restauranteur husband, and their growing family in Edgewater, New Jersey. With opposing design styles, Deleon took on the challenge to create a happy medium between herself and her husband that’s reflected both inside and out.

While this house might seem a bit more glam than we usually post, it has some really cool modern elements as well. The kitchen features matte black cabinets, including a matching True Residential fridge, with contrasting copper hardware and corner details. The matte black Brizo faucet and pot filler bring a modern contrast against the massive island and backsplash in Cambria quartz to complete the unique look. The kitchen flows into the dining room with the same porcelain wood flooring laid out in a chevron pattern. The modern dining table, designed by Deleon for Elbra, has an integrated quartz crystal centerpiece along the center that’s backlit with LED lighting. A traditional crystal chandelier is paired with traditionally-shaped lucite dining chairs, which add some shine to the space.

Since completing the residence, she’s begun designing the adjoining townhouse unit to be her office space

Their two dogs, Dolce and Vita, couldn’t be left out. They got their own custom dog house integrated into the wall and topped off with a “La Dolce Vita” neon sign above it.

A rec room on the fourth floor has LED light strips embedded into the ceiling spelling out the couple’s initials. A full-service bar sits off to the side and includes two 30″ True Residential refrigerators.

The main bedroom is finished off with a bathtub in the room that overlooks the Manhattan skyline, perfect for nighttime relaxing.

The New Jersey duplex houses their residence on the left behind the French Chateau facade and Deleon’s upcoming modern office on the right side.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.