City Meets Country

Harding NJ

Situated on the most idyllic piece of property, this transitional home needed an intentional reworking to bridge it’s contemporary interior with the views outside it’s windows. Just 10 min from anything you’d really need from the outside world, this home felt like a retreat from the minute we pulled into the driveway. Our clients allowed us to lead and trusted us to transform the home into a unique oasis for them to enjoy with their kids and various pets for years to come.


We were brought in to tackle 2 baths and the majority of the first floor of furniture. As the project unfolded our clients decided to go for it all and added the remaining 2 baths and a few more key furniture pieces across the rest of the house. We were ALL in.

One of the challenges homeowner’s face is when a house is “done” but not done to their liking. The primary bath was a perfect example of this. It was painful to remove the existing dark marble but necessary to start from scratch. Did I mention that it didn’t have door – no door to the actual bathroom and a shower so large that it also didn’t have a door leaving our clients in desperate need of a warm shower!

We had a Transitional aesthetic at the forefront as we moved forward with our design plans and material selections. We layered in patterns with fabrics, rugs and window treatments to provide some counterpoint to the hard edges and modern existing conditions. Our client’s art collection helped establish our palette of neutrals with pops of greens and blues.

The finished project is a comfortable, elegant, easy flow home that is ready for a cozy movie night, the most perfect dinner party, and a fabulous indoor/outdoor celebration!


Alexa and her entire team were incredible to work with and we could not be happier with the result. We had recently purchased a house that was the exact opposite in size and style of our previous home of almost 20 years. We did not know where or how to start turning our new house into a comfortable, warm and welcoming, beautiful home. From big decisions to the smallest details AHR Designs was our partner — providing us with options and guiding us on every detail. Simply, the best.