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 artisans at Express Frames preserve photos, artwork, and mementos with more than 2,000 custom and archival frames by brands such as Larson-Juhl and Roma Moulding. They cut mats with a precise, computerized process, and offer more than 10 types of glass—including nonreflective glass, museum-quality glass, and Plexiglas. The art in the shop dances off framed mirrors by Uttermost, and staffers display signed Steiner Sports prints of athletes hitting homeruns or successfully untangling a whole bunch of Christmas lights.
A dedicated staff works on premises to build distinct frames for an array of tastes and items at Morris Plains' Elite Picture Framing, where staffers create masterpiece borders in three to five days and offer complimentary rush orders. Not content to send their customers elsewhere when desired wall décor can't be located, the accommodating store personnel roll out catalogs brimming with more than 100,000 prints that patrons can order for their living room or doghouse foyer. The establishment boasts digital services such as photo restoration, repairing damage to treasured, timeworn portraits, in addition to a gargantuan selection of artwork, frames, and antique mirrors with Victorian-era nose smudges.
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.