By December 4, 2021Front Page, Interiors

For home owners Azi and Rachel Mandel, a home that their family could grow into comfortably while maintaining their more formal aesthetic was the goal. The young married couple with 4 kids frequently entertain weekly gatherings for their large family and friends and require a home thatcould easily transition from functional formal to a sophisticated entertaining oasis.



This 9,000 sq ft ground up construction home with 9 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms was developed by the Azi Mandel himself. Having a great sense of what they envisioned their dream home to look like – The Mandel’s entrusted Jordan Carlyle of Carlyle Designs to create a completely unique and custom interior focusing on lighting, custom furnishings and bedding.



With the client specifically wanting an interior unique to their home, about 80% of the furnishings in this project ended up being bespoke, the perfect way to personalize any clients home. Requesting a palette that is timeless and elegant Carlyle created a modern tone on tone light palette anchored by the grounding traditional ebony woods and marble architectural details throughout the home.



Focusing heavily on the master bedroom Carlyle did some small renovations transforming their mastersuite into the homeowner’s dream retreat. Featuring a private office space, a custom antiqued mirrored cladded fireplace and a gorgeous headboard wall trimmed with antique brass and lacquered panels this suite is nothing short of graphically chic.



Custom furniture and bedding in a monochromatic scheme of black, creams and brass finish the space off with classic style and sophistication.



“We have a love for layering which is highly visible throughout this project,” says Carlyle.

Perfectly complementing the more traditional architectural details of the home Carlyle balances luxe finishes with lush tactile materials creating the perfect layered interior project for the Mandel family.



“I believe that as designer we have to be extreme editors. Design is ultimately the result of an infinite number of choices made. The ability to edit is what I ultimately believe defines one’s aesthetic,” stated Carlyle.


What Carlyle has edited in this New Jersey home is a masterclass in transitional interior style. An eclectic mix of formal interior architecture, elegant clean lines and a sleek monochrome color scheme rich with bespoke bronze and gold detailing makes for a decidedly sophisticated modern finish.