Services We Offer

Are you ready to make your dream home a reality?

We have the expertise and experience to develop a custom home design that is unique and tailored to your needs.

The services we offer are cabinetry and milwork design, hard finish selections, product sourcing and coordination, space planning design, and project management services.

Let’s dive deeper into hard finishes. They’re the surfaces and materials of your home, such as flooring, wall paneling, and paint, but also fireplaces, cabinetry, countertops, and even drawer handles.

These are the “permanent” aspects of the interior design, as opposed to “non-permanent” things like furniture or soft goods. Hard finishes also include external materials such as bricks, roofing, and driveway finishes.

Our team will work with you to make sure that every detail is just right, down to the placement of every drawer pull. We’ll also help coordinate all the details like plumbing fixtures and lighting, so you don’t have to worry about a thing! We simplify your project into manageable components for seamless results.

When selecting an interior design company, it is important to have a complete understanding from the start of their process and how they can meet your needs.

You can rely on us for expert advice and guidance every step of the way: from initial consultation to final installation.

If you are looking for an interior designer who will be there from start to finish, contact us today!

3 Reasons to Start a Spring Garden

Spring is the perfect time to start a garden. Not only does it give you the chance to get outside and enjoy the sun, but it also allows you to create a space that brings joy into your life every day.

Gardener’s Gift Box

The Gardner’s Gift Box is available for purchase at TheMercantileByTCDS.com

This season we have a Gardener’s Gift Box that gives you everything you need to get started on your new hobby: fresh-planted herbs in beautiful containers, plus beautiful garden books for inspiration.

Gardening can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it’s important to remember that this isn’t just about flowers or plants—it’s about creating a space that brings you joy every day. It’s about bringing nature inside so you can enjoy its beauty without having to leave your home.

Three Reasons to Start a Spring Garden

1. Spring gardening isn’t just about flowers or plants—it’s about creating a space that brings you joy every day. It’s about bringing nature inside so you can enjoy its beauty without having to leave your home.

2. Spring gardening is about making a promise to yourself (and your family) that this year will be different. You’re going to create a space that doesn’t just look good but also feels good—a space where everyone can relax, unwind, and find some peace in their lives.

Beautiful coffee table books to keep you inspired all year long.

3. Starting a spring garden is all about planning ahead and preparing for success! You’ll need to check your zone for the best plants to grow; clear out a space, remove weeds and debris; prune old plants and trees; prepare the soil; and add fresh compost.

Creating a beautiful garden doesn’t have to be hard work either. With some basic tools and materials, anyone can create their own little piece of paradise in their backyard!

3 Types of Interior Lighting Design

Interior Lighting Design

Lighting is one of the most important design elements in your home, setting the mood and creating a sense of space.

There are usually three types of lighting referred to in interior design: general lighting, task lighting and accent lighting.

General Lighting

General lighting is used throughout the room and provides overall illumination for those who are simply moving around the room without completing any tasks at one time or another. General lighting can be achieved with recessed ceiling lights or track lights around your perimeter walls so they don’t take up valuable real estate on your floor plans either!

Task Lighting

This type of light will provide illumination in areas where you might need to complete a specific task such as reading a book or working on a project. This can be accomplished with spotlights or recessed ceiling lights.

Accent Lighting

Accent lighting is used to highlight certain features of your room such as artwork or architectural details. This type of lighting should be used sparingly to avoid making the room look too busy or cluttered.

You’ll want to take into account your budget and the style of your home when choosing interior design lighting essentials. We have made this process easy for you.

Town & Country Design Studio is here to help you create the best lighting design for your home.

8 Steps To Spring Cleaning Organization

Spring is the perfect time to clean out your cabinets and pantry. It’s a great way to refresh your home and start fresh, but it can also be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start.

Here are 8 steps to help you clear out the clutter and get organized!

1. Set Pantry Goals

What do you want from your pantry? Do you want to make it more functional, or more beautiful? Do you want to be able to find things quickly, or do you just want to be able to close the door on all that mess? You might have different goals for each area of your kitchen, so think about what’s important in each area before starting.

2. Take Inventory

Now that you know what you want from your pantry, take inventory of what’s currently in there. Are there any foods that expired last month? Is there anything moldy? If so, throw it away immediately! Then check expiration dates on everything else—you may want to donate items past their prime if they’re still in good condition.

3. Declutter

Once expired items are out of the way, it’s time for some serious decluttering! Get rid of all those old cans and jars and clear off your shelves so that nothing gets lost behind other items (and so that nothing gets lost behind them).

4. Organize

Organize all of your items into categories—food, cleaning supplies, cookware, etc.—and make sure all the items are neatly organized in their bins or drawers.

5. Find Your Flow

Know where you want things to go, and if possible, make sure things are arranged in an order that makes sense. For example, canned goods could go on one shelf and dry goods on another—you get the idea.

6. Organize with Containers and Baskets

It’s not enough to just throw things into the pantry—you want them organized so that you can see what you have and make sure it’s all in good shape.

7. Label Items

Label items with expiration dates and other important info (like allergens). This is especially important if you have kids who might eat from the pantry without your supervision.

8. Stock Your Shelves

Put your items back on your shelves in a visually pleasing way (arranging them by color or size or shape can be helpful). This will make them easy to find when you need them.

Visit The Fancy Pantry to learn more about creating your dream pantry.

The Fancy Pantry

The Fancy Pantry

Your kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s where you gather with your family, where you prepare and share meals, where you laugh and enjoy each other’s company—and it should be a space that feels comfortable and inviting.

We understand a well-designed pantry will bring calm and order to your kitchen while transforming the way the heart of the home looks, feels and functions.

That’s why we offer customized solutions for every kitchen—no pantry is too small or too full to be organized.

With the right accessories and layout, meal-prep and clean-up will be much more enjoyable.

We’ll keep your decorating style and budget in consideration as well as how you use your kitchen when we design and implement your new pantry.

Visit TheMercantileByTCDS.com to learn how we can work together to create your dream pantry!

Designer Curated Gift Boxes

Life is a gift. Celebrate it by giving gifts. At The Mercantile by TCDS, we believe there is no occasion too small to be celebrated, and no celebration complete without a gift. We are committed to making giving the perfect gift easy, because we know you’ve got enough on your plate.

Curated Gift Boxes

With our curated gift boxes, you can send love and gratitude to new neighbors, bridesmaids, groomsmen, the bride and groom themselves, the list goes on and on. If there’s a reason to celebrate, we can make it happen with the perfect gift box.

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We create all of our gifts in-house in our design studio in New Jersey. Each item is hand-selected for its quality and aesthetic so that you can rest easy knowing that the people you care about will receive the best products available with each of our gift boxes.

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Mother’s Day Flower Bouquets: Sneak Peek! A Collaboration with Three Girls Garden

Coming soon, a Mother’s Day weekend pop up with Three Girls Garden featuring locally grown flowers in wrap bouquets and pre-order vase arrangements.

The best way to keep mom smiling on Mother’s Day is through the power of flowers. A fresh colorful flower bouquet will send your Mom going about her day feeling loved and appreciated. Shop for Mother’s Day flowers and plan a sweet surprise for Mom.

Spring Design Inspiration

Springtime is the best time to freshen up your home. After a long hibernation, you want to get out and make your space feel bright and lively again. The best part about spring decorating? You can use all the fun colors of nature!

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Add a fresh coat of paint

One simple way to create a major impact in your home is to paint a wall or two. Paint is an easy and affordable way to add personality and interest to your space, and you can update it whenever you want!

Plant a garden

Bring some greenery into your space! Planting a garden is a great way to get exercise, enjoy the sunshine, and even save money on groceries. If you have limited outdoor space or don’t want to spend money on plants, try planting herbs in pots that you can keep inside once they’re grown!

Have a picnic

When the weather is nice, it’s fun to eat outside with friends and family. If you have kids at home, this is also an easy way for them to play together without having screen time!

What to Expect From Town & Country Design Studio

Town & Country Design Studio was established when owner, Ginny Padula saw a need for a full service boutique design studio. Clients could enjoy a seamless and comprehensive process for their new build and renovation projects.

Since 2008, TCDS has been the premier source for full service luxury interior design for clients in New Jersey and beyond. At Town & Country Design Studio, we share a passion for creating beautiful spaces that are timeless and highly functional.

We value quality products; handcrafted and built to be enjoyed for years to come. Our clients share this appreciation and benefit from our network of preferred manufacturers. Our goal with each project, is to blend our clients’ design aesthetic, budget, and lifestyle to create a space that exceeds their expectations.

We can help with all selections for the home. For example, hard surfaces, such as cabinetry, hardware, lighting, furniture, rugs, etc. Our goal is to make the design-build process an enjoyable one for our clients. We organize projects into 5 basic phases allowing the process to move at a steady pace, while ensuring all details are covered along the way.

5 Tips for Hosting an Easter Day Brunch

Hosting an Easter brunch is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday. Brunch time gives your guests a chance to spend the morning hunting for Easter eggs and spending time with their family before visiting your home for the meal. And a brunch menu provides the best combination of savory and sweet dishes to satisfy all of your guests. But hosting an Easter brunch will require a little planning and preparation. These five simple tips will help you host an amazing Easter brunch:

1. Make sure you have enough space

Since it’s likely that you’ll be hosting more guests than usual, make sure you have enough seating and space for everyone. If you don’t have enough chairs, consider renting or borrowing some extra folding chairs or benches. You could even create a more casual dining experience by setting up some picnic tables outside (just make sure to check the weather forecast so you know how many people you’ll be able to accommodate outside).

2. Plan some kid-friendly activities

Easter is all about fun for kids, so make sure you plan some activities that are suitable for all ages. You can hide plastic eggs around your backyard and send your younger guests on an egg hunt while they wait for the rest of your guests to arrive.

3. Plan the menu

Avoid making overly complicated recipes or dishes with a lot of ingredients. You want to spend time with your family and guests, not in the kitchen. A brunch menu is best when you have a few dishes that are easy to make and easy to eat. It’s important to plan the menu for your Easter brunch in advance. This will ensure that you have all of the ingredients and supplies you need, and avoid any last-minute trips to the store. It’s also smart to plan a menu that includes both sweet and savory dishes, so that all of your guests will be able to find something they like. And don’t forget coffee, tea, juice, and water!

4. Decorate

It’s fun to decorate your home for Easter, but it can also be stressful if you try to do it right before guests arrive. Set aside some time in advance of your brunch to set up decorations around your home. You can make or buy decorations in advance so that they’re ready when you need them. And make sure you put away any non-holiday clutter before decorating! Easter is all about eggs, rabbits, bunnies and spring flowers blooming everywhere. So decorate your home with a few flowers around the room for some color and add some Easter-themed table decorations for a festive touch.

5. Set the table

Setting the table ahead of time will ensure that everything is ready when your guests arrive. Place name cards at each spot so that people know where to sit. And consider using spring flowers as a centerpiece for an extra touch of seasonal beauty! Bonus Tip: Create an atmosphere of fun: The environment in which people eat can have just as much impact on their experience as the food itself.

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