Bringing the Outdoors In

IMG_4448“We always knew we wanted the rustic look for our new house. We knew EZ Mountain existed; one day on our way up to Lake Naomi we stopped and that was it,” Joel Grossman explains. He and his wife B.J. completed their lakefront home in July 2014, furnishing much of it from EZ Mountain Rustic Furniture in Tannersville. “Much?! Try like all of it!” he laughs. Just up the road, also on picturesque Lake Naomi, Lisa and Anthony Coniglione added themed elements to their new home, too. “It’s always what I wanted. We lived in Colorado for two and a half years and I just loved that rustic feeling on the lake,” explains Lisa. Their Miller Drive home is “Camp Conig,” a mountain lake retreat from their full-time home in Cranberry, New Jersey. Grossmans recently downsized their primary residence in New Jersey to an apartment in NYC. Both couples’ Lake Naomi homes are sanctuaries for them, their children, and in Joel and B.J.’s case, grandchildren, too. Coincidentally, each abode was built by the same company- Oak Ridge Construction in Pocono Pines.

Throughout each home, the natural design of log furniture is accented by hearty fabrics with lodge motif. Entry benches and tables welcome guests while front porch rocking chairs beg for a lazy afternoon, enjoying idyllic natural surroundings. Bedroom sets exude mountain charm, but different types of wood and different color finishes allow for a personal look in each space. “We’re not match-y match-y people. We really liked that you can do the same theme in all the rooms but they all look different. Tim has enough of a selection with different kinds of wood- red cedar, aspen, oak. It’s great,” explains Joel.

beds“It was just so easy. I even ordered the mattresses from Tim and they’re so comfortable. It was one-stop shopping. Everything just arrived and was perfect,” Lisa details. Lisa, Tony, Joel, and B.J. all agree- the EZ Mountain experience was ideal. Everything was high quality with a fair price point, and Tim and his family customized pieces to suit each homeowner’s taste. A table now residing in her foyer is one such piece- Tim modified the tabletop for Lisa, making it the perfect accent for her design aesthetic. For Joel, “We like dealing with local, small owned places. It’s like dealing with your family. He’s there, his son is there. You meet his wife. It’s great. They even let us try out a couple of pieces we weren’t sure about… they sent them up and we fell in love with them.”

The Conigliones and Grossmans struggle to cite their favorite piece of furniture- they love everything! The dining room table at “Camp Conig” is breathtaking, and B.J. Grossman is quick to adulate the saddle barstools in her kitchen. Creating their bucolic dwellings was truly “ez” at the Tannersville shop. Each item only enhanced what they love most about their Lake Naomi retreats. Lisa’s sentiments were echoed by everyone: “There’s a serenity and calmness you find on the lake.
We just love it.”

Visit EZ Mountain Rustic Furniture near the intersection of Routes 611 and 715 in Tannersville, PA. For more information, call 570.629.0166 or visit


By Juliet Dunham

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