Greetings from Livingston!

Greetings from Livingston!

We love admiring the beauty of the communities around us.  When we started to map out and move into our first retail space in Livingston, New Jersey, we started to discover new roads to avoid the traffic of Route 10, as we found ourselves making several trips in one day to and from Home Depot.  During one of those trips, we drove by a charming house with an all-wooden exterior, nestled in between a beautiful landscape.  The road this house is set on then became our favorite road to our store.

While here at Modern Ornament we focus a lot on the interior of a house, today we want to celebrate the beauty that is found in the exterior of our homes, and also on so many different types of buildings in our communities.  The exterior of a building or house adds to the narrative of a community.  We can find inspiration, beauty, security, and even wayfinding, in the exterior envelopes of the buildings that house so many aspects of our daily lives.  Today we want to highlight some of the buildings in Livingston that brought us inspiration over the years as part of our Greetings from Livingston Post Card Series.

Greetings from Livingston House Postcard
Private Residence
Livingston, New Jersey
Featuring a beautiful, natural surround and an all-wood facade, this house inspired our Greetings from Livingston Post Card series. 

 Greetings from Livingston Town Hall Postcard

Livingston Township Hall
357 S Livingston Avenue
Livingston, New Jersey 07039

Greetings from Livingston Grace Lutheran Church Postcard
Grace Lutheran Church
304 S Livingston Ave
Livingston, New Jersey  07039 
Greetings from Livingston Living Stone Christian Church Postcard
Living Stone Christian Church
264 W Northfield Road
Livingston, New Jersey 07039


Thinking of Visiting Livingston, New Jersey?

Here's a list of a few fun things to do in the Livingston, New Jersey area:

From zoos to parks, to historic places and museums, there's definitely lots of fun to be had around Livingston!  Check out these amazing public places in or near Livingston, New Jersey:

 Eagle Rock Reservation
Prospect Avenue and Eagle Rock Avenue
West Orange, New Jersey 07052
Eagle Rock Reservation is a 400+ acre park with the Essex County 911 Memorial and views of the New York City Skyline.
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
Essex County Treetop Adventure Course
560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, New Jersey 07052
Part of the Essex County Parks Department, Turtle Back Zoo offers recreational experiences, wildlife education and wildlife conservation.  Features special attractions such as mini golf and a tree top adventure course.
Riker Hill Art Park
276 Beaufort Avenue
Livingston, New Jersey 07039
Essex County Riker Hill Art Park is a former United States Missile Tracking Base and today houses Artists-in-residence work in various disciplines such as painting, fine metal jewelry, ceramics, pottery, glass-blowing, fine prints, photography and sculpture.  The grounds at Riker Hill Art Park are open from dawn to dusk seven days a week.  Artists’ studios are open twice a year, on the first weekends in June and November, for an Open House and Art Sale.
South Mountain Recreation Complex
Northfield Avenue and Cherry Lane
West Orange, New Jersey
The South Mountain Recreation Complex features a variety of recreation opportunities including Turtle Back Zoo, Codey Arena, MiniGolf Safari, the children’s Regatta Playground, Paddleboating, a 1.7 mile walkway, and the Clipper Pavilion picnic shelter.  The Codey Arena is adjacent to the South Mountain Reservation, a 2,000 acre natural reserve which offers open space, picnic areas, barbecue sites, hiking trails, paddle boats and other attractions.
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
211 Main Street
West OrangeNew Jersey 07052
Tour Thomas Edison’s home, Glenmont Estate, and the laboratory where Edison worked until his death in 1931.  
Whippany Railway Museum
1 Railroad plaza, Whippany, NJ 07981

Ride a unique collection of restored, Vintage Cabooses from Historic Rail Lines that once served New Jersey and the Metropolitan area.


By Wendy Gonzalez for Modern Ornament

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