July 13, 2024

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Inside RHONJ star Margaret Josephs’ $2.2M renovated New Jersey mansion featuring hot pink office & full outdoor kitchen

GO INSIDE Real Housewives of New Jersey star Margaret Josephs' $2.2M renovated New Jersey mansion featuring a hot pink office and a full outdoor kitchen.

Margaret even included a ballroom and a library inside of her new home as she has shown off some wildly unexpected interior decorations.

Inside RHONJ star Margaret Josephs’ .2M renovated New Jersey mansion featuring hot pink office & full outdoor kitchen

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RHONJ star Margaret Josephs $2.2M New Jersey mansion has been going under renovationsCredit: Google Maps
Margaret took fans behind the scenes of her bright hot pink office space

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Margaret took fans behind the scenes of her bright hot pink office spaceCredit: Bravo

Margaret, 55, bought the house for $2.2M with her husband Joe Benigno, 66.

According to Bravo, they bought the 115-year-old house as a renovation "project," but had no idea the amount of work they were walking into.

The massive mansion sits on a 2.8 acre lot of land in the New Jersey woods.

Margaret and Joe took out a little over a $1 million dollar loan to secure the property before beginning renovations.

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The RHONJ star renovated the backyard of her home to create an entire outdoor kitchen space.

One a grey tile patio which extends out into the woods, Margaret had a massive stainless steel grill and stove installed.

She included a kitchen island, a dining table, and a lounge area with a lime green couch and giant hand chairs.

Margaret's impressive outdoor kitchen includes lots of counter space and a grill

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Margaret's impressive outdoor kitchen includes lots of counter space and a grillCredit: Jason Pinyan
The star's 'ballroom' includes a grand piano and a pool table

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The star's 'ballroom' includes a grand piano and a pool tableCredit: Jason Pinyan
Her kitchen was completely renovated as the star removed a three-story chimney from her home

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Her kitchen was completely renovated as the star removed a three-story chimney from her homeCredit: Jason Pinyan

'VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD'

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Margaret took Bravo cameras behind the scenes in her brightly patterned hot pink office.

The entire office wall was covered in a hot pink tropical print wall paper, which Margaret claimed kept her energized for the day.

Along with her desk equipped with lots of notebooks and planners, items in her office included a mock-tail bar cart and a Peloton.

Margaret was especially enthusiastic about her custom Barbie decor wreath.

It hung on a wall in her office and was made out of tinsel, sparkles, blond Barbie dolls and Christmas orbs.

The wreath included strings of pearls and custom beaded letters that spelled out words and names such as "queen," "Joe" and "Marg."

She said the wreath was a "real piece of art."

Margaret concluded her tour as she said her entire office space reminded her of "vintage Hollywood."

Margaret themed her kitchen space with neutral colors while the rest of the home boasts bold interior design colors

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Margaret themed her kitchen space with neutral colors while the rest of the home boasts bold interior design colorsCredit: Jason Pinyan
The star's home office included a Peloton and a mock-tail bar cart

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The star's home office included a Peloton and a mock-tail bar cartCredit: Bravo
Margaret was most proud of a custom Barbie doll wreath which hung on her wall

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Margaret was most proud of a custom Barbie doll wreath which hung on her wallCredit: Bravo

TOTAL TRANSFORMATION

Margaret also renovated her kitchen, which was originally built in 1956 and included a chimney and a built-in meat slicer.

The Housewife entirely removed the three-floor chimney from her home and gave the space a massive facelift.

She added a tile floor with a massive white and gold marble kitchen island.

The mansion also includes a ballroom with a full bar, a grand piano, a pool table, and a fireplace.

Margaret is also planning to renovate her library, which she is keeping fans all up to date with on her website.

BIG PROJECT

The Real Housewives star opened up to Bravo about the intense renovation process.

Margaret told Bravo: "This is a restoration as opposed to a renovation. Updating a 115-year-old house isn't like building a new house.

"I had a feeling it was gonna take a while. I mean, not this long."

She elaborated: "A renovation like this is not for the faint of heart."

As for working with Joe, Margaret had nothing but great things to say.

She gushed: "Joe and I are a great team. He really gives me carte blanche on the design, so we never disagree on the design aspect.

"He just hates it when I put time constraints on everything."

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Although the Bravo couple are "thrilled" to tackle the rest of the home, renovating the bedroom and bathroom.

Margaret concluded: "I'm definitely gonna die in this house. It's my forever home."

The star told Bravo the renovation process is taking much longer than she expeected

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The star told Bravo the renovation process is taking much longer than she expeectedCredit: Jason Pinyan
Although Margaret says she is 'thrilled' to tackle the library, bedroom, and bathroom next

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Although Margaret says she is 'thrilled' to tackle the library, bedroom, and bathroom nextCredit: Getty

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Filming Locations for Bridgerton Season Two: The Sharmas’ Pink Dwelling

Bridgerton's really expected next season is eventually here—and with that comes even more opulent interiors to seem to for style inspiration. This time all-around, the Sharma family's home steals the clearly show, with all-pink interiors that would make even Barbie jealous. To obtain out how these lively areas arrived to daily life, Residence Stunning spoke to Bridgerton's manufacturing designer, Will Hughes-Jones, who divulged how the interiors were created to match the aesthetic that Bridgerton has come to be identified for, all the although creating guaranteed they ended up distinctly diverse from the interiors of other characters' properties.

Although time one particular of Bridgerton centered on the love story of Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset, period two facilities all around Anthony Bridgerton and a member of the Sharma loved ones. And what superior colour to opt for for the residence of a like interest than pink? To the generation staff, though, this coloration choice wasn't meant to be symbolic, but fairly was a realistic decision: “The dwelling necessary to be effortlessly identifiable among the other sets and areas, and it also experienced to match with the glimpse of Girl Danbury [whose home is where the Sharma family resides] and compliment the costumes," Hughes-Jones reveals. Furthermore, the structure workforce "hadn’t utilised that coloration extremely considerably, so it was the normal preference."

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In genuine daily life, the Holburne Museum in Tub, England acts as the dwelling's exterior, whilst the sets were made by the style team somewhere else, as the historic interiors of the museum have been not suited to be utilized as filming locations. Hughes-Jones reveals that this circumstance "allowed us to unfold our artistic wings nonetheless yet again and do what ever we desired. This residence had to be various to anything we had seen just before so the entrance hall was made with aspect staircase and Tuscan columns." In addition to the Holburne Museum, anticipate to see other historic dwellings from period a person, these kinds of as Wilton Dwelling, West Wycombe House, Lancaster Property, and Syon Home, as nicely as new additions like Wrotham Park.

To make sure that the Sharma home suited the Bridgerton aesthetic with out mirroring the households of the Bridgertons and Featheringtons, selecting a unique shade palette for each individual family was vital. "We have utilized blue and ivory for Bridgertons, yellow and mint greens for the Featheringtons, and creams reds and gold for the Queen," explains Hughes-Jones. So, "by the time we get to the Danbury dwelling, we [were] slightly jogging out of hues." The designer then turned to historical past publications, as the Bridgerton group usually does, to research interiors of the Regency era. As it turns out, "dusky pink was a broadly used shade in the interval, so it was a natural alternative, but also—and most importantly—it fitted with the seem of girl Danbury from period a single."

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When it arrived to sourcing the decor of the Sharma family's interiors, Hughes-Jones discloses that there was no a person spot or system made use of. As a substitute, the layout group hired a "few key pieces [and made many furnishings] ourselves," taking outdated home furnishings and reworking it to consist of the chosen pink shade palette. The series' scenic artist even painted lots of chinoiserie items for the Sharma family members sets.

The team sourced decor from antique fairs, flea marketplaces, and on line auction web sites. Generally, they would also enterprise to Europe to make buys at French marketplaces and other such areas, but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, "this was not possible, so a large amount of on the web buys had been done this time."

And though the Sharmas are remaining in the dwelling of Woman Danbury, there are some attractive parts on show that belong to them as nicely. This is why you can expect to detect "a bit of India in the interiors, in the sort of fabrics and cushions on the beds, [as well as] objects on the producing desks and dressing tables."

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One more essential style element that influenced the sets of Bridgerton's second season—other than the many homes' unique colour palettes—is the gentleman-created detailing of these dwellings, together with personalized plasterwork and intricate moldings, all of which are produced with a robust consideration to element, to assure that these homes "truly feel true to the viewers."

Of system, we can only desire that the Bridgerton residences are true lifestyle abodes that we could pay a visit to, fall in at for afternoon tea, and, most excellent of all, live in—but, for now, viewing the hottest period of the series will have to do.

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Mary Elizabeth Andriotis
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Mary Elizabeth Andriotis is Property Beautiful's Affiliate Editor, where by she addresses historic properties, amusement, society, and layout.

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