For more than 25 years, she has combined interior design with kitchen and bath expertise to help clients achieve their dream environment. As a Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD), a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and a NJ state certified interior designer (NJ CID#034800), Sharon brings a complete spectrum of design knowledge to every project she undertakes.
By drawing on this dual expertise, she is able to create design solutions that are uniquely matched to the needs and tastes of her clients. She particularly enjoys working with other allied professions as part of a design team, bringing the highest level of professionalism to the finished project.
Her portfolio, which includes award-winning designs in traditional, country and contemporary styles, is a testament to her ability and versatility. Recent awards include ASID NJ 2012 Silver Design Excellence Award for Residential Bathroom, ASID NJ 2012 Bronze Design Excellence Award for Residential Space over 5000 square feet, NKBA 2009 2nd place for Other Rooms, ASID NJ 2008 Silver and Bronze Design Excellence Award for Residential Bathroom, Viking 2007 2nd Quarter Featured Designer, ASID NJ 2006 Gold Award for Design Excellence for Residential Bathroom, ASID NJ 2006 Silver Award for Design Excellence for Residential Kitchen, Grand Prize, 2005 Viking Design Contest sponsored by Carl Schaedel and Co., Inc.; First Place Award, Broan 2005 Best Kitchen National Design Competition; Bronze Award, 2005 NJ/ASID Design Competition; and Third Place, 2005 National Design Competition, National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).
Thyme & Place Design provides project management for the remodeling of kitchens, baths, home offices, media rooms or any project involving custom cabinetry. We also provide interior design consultation to finish rooms, including window treatments, paint and wall covering, furniture, and millwork. Larger remodels involving additions are completed with a construction team, which includes an architect and contractor.
ASID NJ 2012 Silver Design Excellence Award for Residential Bathroom
ASID NJ 2012 Bronze Design Excellence Award for Residential Space over 5000 square feet
NKBA 2009 2nd place for Other Rooms
ASID NJ 2008 Silver and Bronze Design Excellence Award for Residential Bathroom
Viking 2007 2nd Quarter Featured Designer
ASID NJ 2006 Gold Award for Design Excellence for Residential Bathroom
ASID NJ 2006 Silver Award for Design Excellence for Residential Kitchen
Grand Prize, 2005 Viking Design Contest sponsored by Carl Schaedel and Co., Inc.
First Place Award, Broan 2005 Best Kitchen National Design Competition
Bronze Award, 2005 NJ/ASID Design Competition
Third Place, 2005 National Design Competition, National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).
Individualized service is a cornerstone of Thyme & Place Design. We begin with a design consultation to discuss your ideas for the project and the general design concept, as well as outlining preliminary budgets. Depending on the scope of the project, allied professionals such as architects may be suggested. After placing your design retainer, we develop the project to meet the requirements of your home, taste and lifestyle.
The client requested a dream kitchen filled with today’s best amenities that would continue to look modern and up-to-date for years to come.Thyme & Place Design fulfilled those wishes with space-gaining strategies that included a six-foot bump-out, a new pantry, and a dual-height island which houses a microwave drawer, generous storage space, a food prep area customized for the 5’ tall wife, and a dining bar. Ceramic tile floor and backsplash offset by glass mosaic tiles in a simple geometric pattern add a classic touch. Electrical outlets are cleverly concealed in the recessed plug molding that runs along the bottom of the wall cabinets. / Transitional Cherry Kitchen
In a family room with a series of related areas for comfort, conversation, and fun, lacewood walls accented by wenge wood details create a glamorous backdrop to showcase the client’s extensive collection of French Art Deco prints, indigenous art, and sculpture. Hand-painted halogen pendants over bar and billiard table repeat the patterns in the Kandinsky rug. The beautiful marble floor is wonderfully warm, courtesy of the radiant heat system underneath; a meticulously planned sound system provides excellent, echo-free audio quality. / Media Room
Beautiful reflective surfaces, including opalescent glass tiles, blue glass and mirror countertop, hand-blocked silver wallpaper, diffused glass inserts in the mahogany French door, and a stunning Art Deco mirror, make one forget that this powder room is a totally interior space.Very modern accoutrements include a radiant heat floor, wall-hung stainless steel European toilet with dual-flush system, recessed halogen lights, free-form white bronze vessel sink, and linear faucet. / Art Deco Powder Room
In this award-winning project in an Historic Register home, the custom farmhouse kitchen draws on turn-of-the-century Victorian charm and vintage details while meeting the demands of today’s lifestyle. It received triple honors: Grand Prize, 2005 Carl Schaedel Viking Contest, First Place, 2005 Broan Design Contest, and 2006 ASID Silver Design Excellence award. / Victorian Kitchen
A master bath fit for a king and his consort: regal touches include a travertine marble floor, elaborate moldings, stenciled ceiling, and cabinetry with furniture details. A free-standing Baleno air tub, situated perfectly for viewing the flat screen TV, is flanked by a cherry armoire that provides storage for towels, conceals the air pump for the tub, and houses a small coffee maker. A separate shower-for-two boasts three shower head options and three body sprays. / Master Bath Fit for a King
A Bergen County Kitchen
A Bergen County Bathroom
Flush panel, stained walnut wall cabinets are interspersed with opaque glass doors, open shelves and floating shelves. On both side of the stove, industrial roll-out shelves provide open storage for pots and pans. Pull-out pantries on either side of the refrigerator allow easy access for cooking staples. The flush soffit detail adds to the linear quality of the space. A set of small apothecary drawers are nestled into a corner between countertop and cabinets to provide inventive storage for small items. / Contemporary Walnut Kitchen
Contemporary Living Room
Black and White Kitchen
This serene spa retreat is filled with luxurious amenities including a two-person shower with multiple shower heads and sprays and a free-standing air tub that floats under a cathedral ceiling. Opalescent glass tiles enhance and define the limestone floor and wall tiles, while the frameless glass shower enclosure allows the beauty of the wall tile to be reflected in the vanity mirror. / Serene Spa Bathroom
Beautiful Accessible Bathroom
With stunning cherry cabinets from Greenfield, one end of a long living room is transformed into a home office that melds beautifully with the balance of the room and allows the client, a busy ad executive, to be both creative and productive without being isolated from the rest of the family. / Greenfield Home Office