Interior Design
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When you are building a new home or undertaking significant renovations, your goal is to invest in something that will have lasting value and to customize your environment. There is no better moment to enlist the services of a designer.

The design-build process is unique in that our team serves as your designer AND as your general contractor. You read that correctly! We create a complete picture of the final environment, refine estimates as we go, and then bring in and oversee the trades, giving you a single point of contact for your entire project.

Our team partners with vetted contractors and architects to work on projects ranging from new home construction to kitchen and bath renovations to millwork and built-in installations. Our process includes architectural drafting and planning, budgeting, permitting, construction, landscape design, and interior design, to craft a total living environment.

Please contact us to schedule a phone consultation, where we can learn about the specifics of your project and determine if an on-site consultation is the next step.

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Yes. Contact us to learn more about our real estate consultations. If you can arrange for a walk-through of the property, we can work with you to discuss concepts, develop a ballpark for renovation costs and timeframe to aid in your decision making process.

A designer-led construction process has many benefits. The greatest benefit is a truly exceptional and stylish outcome. Knowing you can relax while someone else translates your wishes to the trades and negotiates how things are getting done on your behalf is pretty outstanding as well. As part of the design process, we source the best materials. And then we oversee everything for high level finishing, meaning you can confidently pursue high end design solutions. Our early planning process means you will have all of your fixtures and materials selected, quoted, and ordered BEFORE construction begins, reducing time spent in the construction phases and providing you with more accurate cost estimates upfront.

Absolutely. We generally design a whole house, including product procurement, delivery coordination and final installation, and we routinely provide project management and design services for construction based projects where an architect or builder has already been engaged. Our experience working on large renovations will be an asset to the entire project.

We can do interior design and interior architecture outside of our geography, and our team will work with you to line up and vet relevant contractors in your area.

The lifespan of a typical design-build project is 4 to 12 months. Large projects, like full home renovations will require 3 to 6 months for detailed plans, including selection of interior finishes and fixtures and development of construction costs. Permitting can take 2 to 4 weeks, and historic designations can take longer. Construction itself will vary greatly depending on project size, but can run from 2 to 12 months.

We would consider projects requiring only architectural design services, however we only provide construction and build services for clients using our architectural and design services.

Our fee is $350 for initial consultations. We will require additional fees for long distance projects, or for estimating budgets for very large/full home construction projects.

Our contractors have all the appropriate licensing for their relevant trades, and Uma Stewart Interiors & Lifestyle is a licensed general contractor in the state of New Jersey.

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To speak to a design associate please call 973.275.0011.

You may also email us at and an associate will contact you shortly.


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