Fifty Hodge Road Princeton NJ was built during the turn of the 20th century. Boasting a grand 10,000 square feet of architectural splendor it became the 2006 Designer Showhouse and Gardens hosted by The Junior League of Greater Princeton (JLGP.ORG)

With guidelines driven by the, I was granted the opportunity to design the side entry room off of the main kitchen area. Today we perhaps would call it a mud room. My decision to turn it into a functional breakfast area was there wasn’t an eat-in kitchen space. Seeming as a natural design transition between exterior and interior, I named the space the “Garden Room” .

At a mere 196 square feet with a section as a passage to gain entrance to basement, laundry and pantry was a considerable design task to overcome and make the room feel cohesive. Wallpaper was the answer. This famous Toile enveloped the room connecting all of the disparaging elements.

I submitted my design to The New Jersey Chapter of ASID for the Design Excellence Awards and was honored to win the Bronze Award!