Belle Maison Interior Design

This designer spotlight puts the focus on Short Hills, New Jersey-based Belle Maison Interior Design. Co-owner Mitchell Engelmeyer took the time to answer some questions we sent his way. Our Cityscape Large LED Pendant plays a key role in this month’s feature.

blog_bell_mason_02HF: Who was the lead designer on the project?

ME: Catherine Engelmeyer was the lead designer.


HF: What was the biggest challenge in designing for the room?
ME: Finding the right stone for the island.


HF: How did you address those challenges?
ME: We found quartz that worked perfectly!


HF: What aspect of the design or space is your favorite?
Our favorite design aspect of the kitchen is the play of various satin nickel finishes – pendant, oven hood and cooktop – against the white cabinets and quartz island counter top.


HF: Why was Hubbardton Forge selected to be included in this design?
We chose the Hubbardton Forge pendant because of the distinctive LED design, the platinum finish, and the ability to order a larger, custom canopy to make a bolder statement.


HF: Is there a style Belle Maison is particularly known for?
ME: We’re known for a European classic look, which often verges on transitional.


HF: As a firm, what would be your dream project to design?
 My dream project is a beautiful French Manor overlooking the hills of Provence. It would be filled with a generous heaping of stone and millwork, the best silks and other rich fabrics, antique floors and abundant artwork of all kinds.


HF: What’s the one style trend that you wish would make a comeback?
ME: Timeless, classic design.


HF: What trend do you wish would fade away?
ME: Midcentury modern.


Catherine’s Project Features: CITYSCAPE LARGE LED PENDANT

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