It’s a common phrase meaning that our homes are a central place in our lives—where we rest our heads, nourish our bodies and make fond memories with loved ones. It’s the epicenter of our world, where we start and end each day, and where we keep our most prized possessions. This month, we bring you our Home Issue, which is full of ideas for creating the best environment for your home here in Northwest Bergen County.

Take a look at some of Northwest Bergen County’s unique architecture; we’re sure you’ll appreciate the various styles of homes our towns offer. With springtime upon us, there’s no better time for a little DIY project! Refresh your interior with a few new home decor accents.

Engage the services of Diane Durocher Interiors or Eurica Home, Northwest Bergen County’s award-winning interior designers, to guide you through the process of a dramatic update to one or more rooms in your home. Visit the incredible Wayne Tile showroom in Ramsey where your experienced personal design consultant will walk you through a curated selection of high-quality products, featuring the latest designs, sizes, colors and finishes.

If you’re up for a total change of your surroundings, both Darlene Jelen of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors in Wyckoff and Lisa Sammataro of Keller Williams in Ridgewood have the knowledge, experience and passion to assist you in finding the next home of your dreams and desires.

We hope this issue inspires you to appreciate the place you call home—both your personal dwelling and our shared community—whether you’ve just moved or it’s a place your family has occupied for generations. Here’s to “keeping it local” and home sweet home!

Thanks for reading, and I look forward to seeing you around town.

Marc Schwartz, Publisher