Refined yet relaxed warm weather style.

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Interview by Laurie Pellichero | Photo by Linda McManus

Tell us about the history of Garden State Tile.
Garden State Tile first opened its doors in New Jersey in 1957, where we have been family owned and operated since our inception. Since then we have expanded to 15 locations and 12 showrooms up and down the East Coast. In 2018 we officially brought our concierge design services and vast product selection to the Princeton community with the opening of our luxury Nassau street showroom.

What does your product selection include?
Our large catalog of offerings encompasses everything from porcelain, ceramic, glass, stone, hardwood flooring, and countertops to specially sourced decorative lines such as water-jet tiles, handcrafted glass tiles, artisan mosaics, cement tiles, exterior pavers, and more. To hold it all in place, setting materials, grout, epoxies, waterproofing, cleaners, and sealants are also offered to ensure your project looks and stays beautiful. Our Princeton showroom also displays and sells sinks, mirrors, vanities, and niches for cohesive design solutions.

How does Garden State Tile source its product lines?
We’ve spent over half a century building relationships with global manufacturers to ensure that only the very best quality products are sourced for our customers’ homes and businesses. Whether it be the marble quarries of Settentrione, the traditional manufacturing facilities of Spain and Italy, or the cutting-edge plants in the United States, Garden State Tile works closely with the people and the places from around the world who produce our collections. We are extremely hands-on from the design process through production which, in turn, allows us to offer the most on-trend and technologically advanced surfacing solutions available today. more

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Feather your garden and outdoor space with these eclectic accents, all handcrafted and made in America.

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This season’s true blues, botanical prints, bamboo bags, and wide-legs pants will add a punch of new to your current wardrobe. 

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“Scent is mood. Scent is memory. Scent is magic.”

By Taylor Smith

Finding a unique and meaningful holiday gift for loved ones can be challenging.

“Like cooking, skincare is an art and ingredients matter. So, we use the simplest, most nourishing ingredients in all of our products. People see the difference in their skin. We’re promoting wellness and encouraging people to take advantage of that renewing experience that we get in the bath,” says Deborah Lukasik O’Shaughnessy, an art teacher, educator, and East End resident. more

By Taylor Smith

Kale’s Nursery & Landscape Service operates a beloved Christmas Shop every holiday season that is a “must-see” for families, friends, and those seeking to experience some yuletide magic. more

Design by Calligaris

March 21-24 at Piers 92 & 94

By Taylor Smith

The Architecture Digest Design Show, to be held March 21-24 at Piers 92 & 94 in New York City, is a four-day design destination peppered with special events and curated finds from over 400 brands in the luxury residential and hospitality worlds. Organized by sections (including Furnish, Refresh, Made, and Shops), special features are the AD Apartment and DIFFA’s Dining by Design. more

Maine gear giant collaborates with small backpack brand for special-edition boots 

By Taylor Smith 

For outdoor enthusiasts, the Bean Boot is one of the most iconic pieces of active footwear. Leon Leonwood Bean created the leather and rubber boots in 1911 to combat the problem of cold, wet feet during Maine hunting trips. In 1912, the Bean Boot (originally called the Maine Hunting Shoe) went on sale under the new company name, L.L. Bean.  more

By Taylor Smith 

In the late winter season, nothing beats a bouquet of freshly cut blooms to add some cheer to your home. Flowers have the ability to brighten anyone’s day, and science suggests that simply looking at flowers can improve your mood. What’s not so cheerful? Dealing with a bouquet of dead or dried-out flowers.  more

By Taylor Smith 

CAP Beauty is an unusual beauty store. 

Beyond makeup, lotions, and potions, CAP Beauty prides itself on holistic beauty with the philosophy that what you put into and onto your body can actually improve the quality of your thought and life.  more

By Taylor Smith 

With a wide array of fitness trackers available, Fitbit is probably the best-known name in terms of high-quality trackers. The user-friendly devices come in many style options and can suit everyone, no matter their fitness level. The trackers will monitor everything from basic daily movements to running, walking, swimming, cycling workouts, and sleeping.  more

By Taylor Smith

The quality and design principles that have made Stance socks a favorite of NBA players are now backed by some of the leading names in sports and entertainment. With the philosophy of embracing “the uncommon thread,” this five-year-old company has sold more than 50 million pairs of socks. Using technology that is akin to rocket science (literally), Stance Socks is hoping to define the future of knitwear. more