Spaces Design Studio owner Joy Nan Rodia knows that each room in a person's home serves a distinct purpose. A bedroom should offer end-of-day relaxation, a home office should invigorate the senses, and a kitchen should function as both a communal haven and the best place to hide from the ghosts that inhabit in all televisions. Giving life—and a unifying vision—to these spaces is what she does best. A graduate of New York's Parsons The New School for Design and the founder of the Association of Redesign and Staging Professionals, Joy has been providing interior-design services for 20 years. No matter the job, she carefully considers each residential or commercial client's color preferences and budget as she creates an atmosphere using flooring, lighting, and fabrics.
In addition to her own design work, Joy shares her passion for home styling via classes, workshops, and training programs at her School of Interior Redesign and Home Staging. She also gives back, acting as an interior designer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey.
It looks a little like a UPS truck that’s been driven through a glam-rock concert. But the only velvet goldmine patrons will find inside this mobile boutique are those hanging on racks amid other fashionable finds. For owners Danielle Mazzurco and Lisa Dunn, owning a clothing-store stuck inside some mall seemed neither exciting nor convenient for customers. To solve the problem, they drive their signature pink-and-black truck through New York and New Jersey outfitting visitors and their friends with rare brands of clothing, jewelry, and accessories.
For more than 88 years, the lamplighters at Capitol Lighting have illuminated homes with attractive fixtures in styles ranging from French country to Art Deco. More than 500,000 products, including bright lamps and bulbs from Corbett Lighting, Schonbek, Hudson Valley, and Savoy House, await their opportunity to banish darkness and beautify home spaces ranging from dining room ceilings to outdoor paths. Beyond bulbs in all shapes and sizes, Capitol also carries a vast selection of home accessories, such as hallway mirrors that give residents a final chance to ensure their antennas are hidden before leaving the house.
Before opening Cheeks Boutique, Kimberly A. Grant toiled for two decades in the fashion and image industries. She now works one-on-one with clients inside her boutique, where she offers her expertise as a personal wardrobe stylist and interior designer. Whether they seek out Kimberly’s assistance or go it alone, visitors can explore her quaint boutique’s fashion-forward collection of women’s dresses, pants, heels, and tops. They can also unleash their online avatars upon the virtual store, which is packed with all the season’s latest styles.
The ambrosial experts at The Wine List of Summit uncork four bottles and unwrap two cheeses every Saturday for a weekly free tasting, which aligns neatly with the shop's overall goal: to make fine wines accessible to all. The shop's backbone is its selection, which showcases more than 2,000 hard-to-find wines culled from around the world, as well as tucked-away wineries in the United States. A cascade of beer and spirits, as well as decanters and other accessories, also complements the extensive lineup of bottles.
In addition to their broad selection of wines and accessories, The Wine List of Summit's head, certified master sommelier Ivan Ruiz, leads classes for wine aficionados and newbies alike on the basics of winemaking, tasting techniques, and key vocabulary words, such as “oaky” and “non-beer-y.”