Interior designers display their hearts in Edgewater to fight Alzheimer’s

An architecture magazine and seven interior designers from New Jersey and New York have teamed up to put on a showcase in the borough and will donate its proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Association’s greater New Jersey chapter.

2015-05-12_11-39-41Unlike many other showcases, each of the designers who participated had approximately nine weeks to transform an empty, nearly gutted, apartment on the first floor of the Pearl, an apartment building off River Street in Edgewater, and give it a singular feel.

The 2015 Metro Designer Showhouse opened earlier this month and will run until late June. It was put together by executives at Aspire Metro magazine.

“The luxury for these guys is that they could create a whole story for their apartment; give it their own personality,” said Amy Sneider, the editor-in-chief of the magazine. “The overall theme is really about urban living in Bergen County.”

Sneider said she felt that donating the proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Association’s greater New Jersey chapter was something all of the separate designers were drawn to, and she hopes the showcase’s contribution can make a difference.

All of the proceeds from the showhouse’s entrance fee and other items for sale will be donated to the New Jersey Alzheimer’s Association chapter, Aspire Metro’s President Steven Mandel said.

Mandel said since the showhouse’s opening, nearly 1,000 people have attended and he hopes to raise $100,000 for donation.


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