Project Spotlight: A Clever 100-Year-Old Farmhouse Renovation in Fair Haven, NJ

This house was the personal yearlong renovation of a 100-year-old farmhouse in Fair Haven, NJ.  The homeowners, Architect Erica Broberg Smith and Scott Smith, Owner of Smith River Kitchens wanted a home that was easy on the eyes, full of clean lines, and yet operated at maximum functionality for their highly active family while still retaining its charm. 

Since both homeowners are involved in making daily design decisions for multiple clients and projects, it was important to them that their home wasn’t too trendy. They chose a color scheme of grey and warm white for simplicity and timelessness.  This color scheme gave them a calming respite from the many patterns and colors they work with every day. 

 For their daughter’s bathroom the beautiful, soft Nemo Tile Cape Cod in Wellfeet was chosen for the shower surround. The Cape Cod Series draws inspiration from classic handmade ceramic subway tile, an irregular edge and a natural undulated surface convey a true artisan feel. The soft water color glaze is a perfect way to incorporate color without overwhelming the space. The natural light really highlights the undulated tile surface, adding a soft shimmering effect to the space.

For the floor showerpan Nemo Tile’s Volcano 2×2 Bianco mosaic was chosen. The Volcano collection is reminiscent of natural stone, with soft and elegant shades on the surface. Volcano has a timeless yet modern appeal that perfectly complements the bathroom floor tile’s color scheme.

For the bathroom floor Nemo Tile’s Glacier 12×24 in Nube was chosen. With the incredible look of natural stone and the resilience and hard-wearing nature of porcelain, Glacier is the perfect alternative to natural stone.⁠ The soft greys offer the clean simplicity while the white striations create interest.


Read more about this amazing house in our previous blog post here!