When recently interviewed for lifestyle magazine Urban Agenda's article "Home Away From Home" Jeff shared a few thoughts. "After working with many clients on their second or non-primary residence, I find that people tend to extend invitations to their second home that are maybe different from their primary home -- extended family, acquaintances, old friends from earlier phases of life -- they like to share their special spot."
“An ideal kitchen is comprised of a variety of elements that are not just pleasing in a decorative sense, but also extremely practical. The very best examples seamlessly blend form and function while also instilling a sense of order; and while the layout, palette, and larger components are obviously key factors, the impact that details like hardware, lighting, and tile can have on a space should not be overlooked.”
Many of you already know Jeff quite well, and some of you are new to Jeff and want to understand how he works with his clients or approaches design projects. Jeff recently had the great opportunity to speak with editor of the Northern New Jersey Scout Guide, Heather Cundey. Her article Butler’s of Far Hills, Jeffrey B. Haines: Up Close and Personal is featured on the NNJ Scout Guide Blog. Every time Jeff or I meet with Heather it is an enjoyable and comfortable conversation and we are so excited to be a part of her blog. Click HERE to read the full post and see more images.
The Scout Guide's Tip No. 99 Feel Blue shares some of their favorite shades of blue paint colors. Achieving subtlety in any color is often the goal and when it is achieved it makes the space feel so natural and unworked.
“Design is defined by light and shade, and appropriate lighting is enormously important.”