JGS Insurance

Around Town
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Summer Guide 2015 - Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park
Is an independent school the right fit for your child?
Ask The Experts
Ask The Expert - Northern Valley Affairs
Ask The Expert - Wine Academy Superstores
Ask The Expert - Pelican Pool & Ski Center
Bay Wellness
Bay Wellness - Genital Warts
Bay Wellness - Physician Focus: Steven R. Berkman
Bay Wellness - Making Weight Loss a Family Affair
Best Bets
2016 Guide - Galaxy Toyota
Best Bet - Pelican Pool & Ski Center
The Guide 2015 - Leather & Fur Ranch
Black Book
Cover Story
Colts Necks Vanessa Oriolo
Bob Ojeda - An Extra Inning
Carol Stillwell
Daytripper
Day Tripper - Old Barracks Museum
Daytripper: Museum of Modern Art
DayTripper: Manasquan Reservoir
Eats
Eats: Tuscany Italian Specialty Food
Eats: Julias
Dining Out For The Holidays
Etc
Etc - Walking through Monmouth County
Etc - School Daze
Etc - Aspirin...please.
Fall Guide
Fall Guide 2014 - Pick Your Patch
Fall Guide 2014 - Museums
Fall Guide - Museums
Featured Artist
Featured Artist - The Yevchaks
Featured Artist - Franco Minervini
Featured Artist - Hazlet Artist Jim McKenzie
Gift Guide
Gift Guide - Agostino
Gift Guide - Colts Neck Dance
Contemporary Motor Cars
Health Talk
HWB 2015 - Advanced Surgical Healthcare Associates
Our Pick - Dr. Young Orthodontic & Cosmetic Services
Company Profile - Advanced Surgical Health Associates
Health, Wellness & Beauty
Health - Dr. Louis B. Conte
Health 2014 - Overcoming Infertility
Health Blog - Michael Mortensen, Visage Hair Studio NYC
Holiday Buzz 2015
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
A Hanukkah Story
Holiday Buzz: Out & About in NYC & PHL
Homes
A Hidden Beauty - The Greenbergs
Living History On A Gentleman's Farm - The Griswolds
Life with an OCEAN VIEW
Letter
Warm Winter Wishes
Letter to Colts Neck: Falling Into Good Times
Spring has Sprung!
Living in Colts Neck
All The Pretty Horses
It's All in the Details
Writing a Legacy with Superintendent Dick Fitzpatrick
Newsletter Articles
The Home Gallery - ABL
Health - The Lombardi Plastic Surgery Center
Our Pick - Vein Institute of NJ
Our Picks
Our Pick - Tom Rostron
Our Pick - Lifestyles Medical
Our Pick - Home Video Studio
People On The Move
People On The Move: Dr. Phillipa Woodriffe
People On The Move - Bo Scannapieeco
People On The Move - Robert Bobby Taylor
Summer Guide
Summer Guide 2015 - Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park
Weigh In - My Favorite Jersey Beach
Summer Guide 2014 - Out & About
The Bay
The Bay - Could I Have Diabetes and Not Even Know it?
The Bay - Welcome to the Premiere
The Bay - Healthier Heart
The Guide
2016 Guide - Emilys
2016 Guide - Brock Farms
The Guide 2014 - Atlantic Eye Physicians
The Home Guide
The Home Guide - Chelsea Kitchen and Bath
The Home Guide - Top Line Appliance Center
The Home Guide - Pietra Bella
Weigh In
Weigh In: If Hollywood came knocking...
Weigh In: What are you looking forward to doing the most during the fall?
Weigh In - Whats your favorite phone app?

Pretty as a Picture
07/01/2007 - By By Michael Berman & Photography by Al Kruper

Pretty as a Picture

The Gaglianos spacious dining room is a perfect example of Ann Maries eclectic decorating style. Pine antiques sit comfortably alongside more formal dining chairs, with splashes and strokes of color throughout.

The move from Westfield, New Jersey to Holmdel was a much anticipated one for the Gagliano family. With family members in the area and a love for Monmouth County, Holmdel became the place of choice when it came to the inevitable house search.

The move from Westfield, New Jersey to Holmdel was a much anticipated one for the Gagliano family. With family members in the area and a love for Monmouth County, Holmdel became the place of choice when it came to the inevitable house search.
Frank, an avid golfer and chess enthusiast, and Ann Marie, a trained
professional painter and mother of two, found their house project at the end of a picturesque cul-de-sac, backing to a wooded area of mature trees.
Purchased in 1998, the Gaglianos knew that a renovation was not far behind. Ann Marie says, with a smile, that the white tile floors and pink
countertops were just not going to be part of her color palette. She took the lead when it came to the renovating and decorating of the newly purchased family home. She always approaches her projects with an artistic eye and vision, just as she would a painting or drawing.
The 4,100-square-foot home became a magnificent canvas on which to
create. When asked if Frank shared her artistic vision for their family home, Ann Marie responded with a careful within reason. She describes her style as traditional eclectic, enjoying the tension and visual excitement created by juxtaposing antiques against more contemporary design pieces.
The extensive renovations included a new roof, gutter system, siding, and custom windows. The design and color choices for the interior embodied a comfortable and soothing approach to color, fabrics, and furnishings. Ann Marie enjoyed the various collaborations and creative partnerships forged throughout the extensive renovations of her family's home. The results speak softly, and at times, playfully for themselves.
The family, coming from an urban setting, found the more country style in Holmdel refreshing, but also found it a little challenging at first. It took Ann Marie some time to get used to the groundhogs, frogs, and quiet, but they have all now settled in and enjoy the natural setting of their renovated home.


Photo Gallery

Click here for Slideshow. You can also click on any of the photos to start slideshow.
  • Ann Marie is a graduate of Parsons School of design in NYC. Her work has been featured at the Art Alliance, in private showings, and some of her illustrations were featured in a recently published book on Feng Shui.

    Ann Marie is a graduate of Parsons School of design in NYC. Her work has been featured at the Art Alliance, in private showings, and some of her illustrations were featured in a recently published book on Feng Shui.

  • The staircase and landing feature a custom-turned iron railing that is as much sculptural as it is functional.

    The staircase and landing feature a custom-turned iron railing that is as much sculptural as it is functional.

Slideshow »



Advertisers

Grand Designs Doors, Inc.Eagle Oaks




Powered by eDirectory™