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April 2014: HGTV Magazine

Featured Hotel: Congress Hall

Guests Love: The striped carpet
"My inspiration for this striped design came from a rag rug we found while pulling up old laters of the hotel's carpet..."


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Spring 2014: Interior Motives

Congress Hall's Interior Designer, Colleen Bashaw shares ways to bring their look into your home.

By Kate Chadwick


When most people set about with plans to redecorate a bedroom the first idea to pop in their heads may not be "I would really like it to look like a hotel room." But if we are talking about Congress Hall, you probably can't do better than taking cues from their decor. | View Full Article [PDF]

June 2005: A Well Lived Life

A Decorator updates a classic Victorian for her brother in Cape May, New Jersey, the seaside town where they have summered all their lives.

By Ingrid Abramovitch | Photographs by Tierney Gearon | Styled by Michael Reynolds


When Curtis and Colleen Bashaw first spotted the homes known as the Seven Sisters, they were children playing the beach in Cape May, New Jersey. | View Full Article [PDF]

Summer 2013: A Chat with Interior Designer Colleen Bashaw

Get familiar with Colleen's process and her history

By Susan Leigh Sherrill | Photographs by Ted Axelrod


I studied art history in college. After graduation, I moved to New York City and worked for the Parish-Hadley design firm. I was there for five years and then, in 1997, I started my own design company. I have designed all of the Cape Resorts properties in Atlantic City and Cape May. | View Full Article [PDF] | Subscribe to Concierge


New York Home - Between Friends

Designer Colleen Bashaw creates a comfortable backdrop for a busy family. Produced by Betsy Marx | Words by Claire Whitcomb | Photographs by Tria Giovani Stroll Through This classically detailed 1890s center-hall Colonial in the company of a Jack Russell terrier and four toy-trailing children and the first thing you’ll notice is that every corner is lived in. The kids, whose ages range from 2 to 8, make cozy nests out of living-room pillows and colonize the breakfast table forRead more

New Jersey Monthly: Shade of Summer

Written and Produced By Nancy Brannigan Painter | Photographs by Laura Moss For Colleen Bashaw, a designer who brightens Cape May’s Victorian renovations, color plays a key role in her family’s summer home. Ask Mac Bohuny what he likes best about coming to his family’s Cape May home, and the six-year-old smiles and answers.  “I like that the sun comes up a lot.” Walking through the recently renovated 1885 summer home, with its large windows, high ceilings, and bright colors,Read more

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