I was recently invited to a neighborhood “Sip & Shop” party at 191 Crestwood Drive South Orange, NJ 07079 which had been recently sold. I think the unusual high turnout for this type of event was due to the fact that neighbors were just as curious to see what the new owners had done with this dated home as they were to shop for the holidays.
It was hard not to be bowled over upon entering Nureed’s open, bright and expansive home. She, like most of our new residents moved from Brooklyn so she and her family are putting their new space to great use.
Because of her professional design experience with some of the most luxurious brands in the world, she has the necessary vision to see beyond dull, dated interiors and visualize the possibilities. It’s funny because in my experience, most buyers say they want a traditional colonial style home, but they are always more attracted to homes with an open floor plan. And nothing is better than a ranch to accommodate an open floor plan.
Nureed quite successfully took the interior of the home and reworked it to be an open, modern space, with a mix of antiques, traditional accessories and vibrant color and created a truly magical home. See for yourself:
Kitchen Alternate View
Nureed took out the back wall of the kitchen that it shared with the dining room, opening up the space and giving the kitchen much more square footage. She also switched out the tile floor for red oak wood which matched the rest of the first floor or the house.
The Dining Room Before
Dining Room After
Master Bathroom Before
Master Bathroom After
The remaining photos are only after shots, but it gives you a good feel for the overall look and feel she was able to create.
Formal Living Room
Nureed is the owner of Nu Interiors – a full service interior design, kitchen and bath remodeling, event design, and home organization solutions resource. First a buyer for luxury brands like Loro Piana, Ferragamo and Cartier, then a merchant
and branding expert to full lifestyle brands like Ralph Lauren, Kenneth Cole andGreg Norman, Nureed has spent over 15 years cultivating her design and decorating sense by working with some of the top fashion brands in the industry. Recently, Nureed parlayed that expertise into her passion for creating a well balanced, beautiful, yet comfortable home experience for her clients.
Website – www.nuinteriors.net
Cell # (646) 251-2224
Her blog: nuness.squarespace.com