Each client and each project is unique. Personal space in our homes should be a reflection of those who live there.  All of our designs are based on our client's preferences and lifestyle.  Beyond those preferences all of the principles of design and functionality must be met before we will attach the Chrysaliz Design name to a space. These are just a few samples of projects we have completed.  To schedule your own personal consult please call (732) 270-4546 or email liz@chrysalizdesign.com

A Kitchen Reimagined

A charming home built in the 1930’s has much to offer.  Unfortunately a functional kitchen was not one of those things.  To design a kitchen that would meet the needs of my client who loved to cook and needed major storage without compromising the style of the home was my main objective.  Having lived with such a dark and dreary room for so long, she was adamant about a light and airy feeling in the space and also wanted to have her favorite color green show cased.  The original kitchen had 2 entrances- 1 from the hallway and 1 from the dining room. By eliminating the hallway entrance it allowed me to create a special baking area and extra storage.   The white cabinetry and soft granite and backsplash allowed us to use the strong green color without overwhelming the space. A beautiful floral print fabric which brought in raspberry pinks with the green was used on custom window treatments and cushions for the counter stools. The lighting over the large sized island brings interest as well as functionality. This is a kitchen that now delights all of senses!

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From Washed White to Warm Wow

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When  my “empty nester” clients moved into a beautiful brand new home in an active adult community they were looking for a whole new look and lifestyle. A beautiful Dining Set from British Cottage in Red Bank, N.J. was an investment they made immediately for their new space.  They had chosen a warm off white paint color for the walls thinking it would be a great neutral backdrop but then found they were unsure of the way to bring in color to express this new stage of their lives. Through suggestions of appropriate fabrics and rug styles we were able to identify which colors they found attractive and a warm updated palette was established. 

 

 

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The new custom window treatments, loveseat and chairs walked the color around the room. The use of dark brown metals and mercury glass brought in texture and shine. The art chosen to anchor the space over the buffet is homage to their new locale as are the botanical prints which balance the two sides of the room.

 

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A warm and inviting dining room

A custom floral arrangement from Creative Displays of Tinton Falls adds interest and height to the Dining Table. The result is a warm, inviting, timeless room which truly reflects my clients and their new lifestyle.


Family Friendly, Open and Fun

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Casual and kid friendly fabrics in a bright and classic color palette give the space a happy and timeless feel.  Custom window treatments give privacy and light control as well as adding pattern and texture to the space.

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When an active young family needed help to make their open concept Living Room/Family Room beautiful and functional, there were many factors to consider.  The original use of the space had the TV viewing area as the first thing you saw upon entering the house. Flipping that area to the room in the rear solved a multitude of problems. It allowed for better placement of furniture with the TV in a corner unit, kept the “grown up” Living Room in plain sight and made use of the fireplace wall as a natural focal point.  The use of standard free standing bookcases installed directly onto the back wall gave a feeling of custom built as well as made for a very stable and safe furnishing to display treasured pictures and objects. The custom nautical art piece that I designed and created for the family holds special meaning and greets you as you walk into the space.


Small on Space Big on Function

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When a burst pipe in an upstairs bathroom rained hot water down onto a tiny first floor kitchen there was no choice but to renovate.   Size and budget were the major considerations for this space. Being able to reuse the existing base cabinetry saved money but created a challenge when adding the wall cabinets.  Choosing a black painted cabinet to create a classic two toned effect and unifying them through the granite and backsplash answered the challenge with beauty and style. The splurge was the custom pantry surround for the refrigerator.  By creating a recess for the refrigerator and choosing the right sized appliances allowed a tiny kitchen to become efficient. Using textured glass in some of the wall cabinets opened up the space and under cabinet lighting brightened up the work areas.  A cork floor brought texture, warmth and softness underfoot. Simple custom window treatments give privacy and style without bulk.

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