ASPIRE Dinner Guest: Marco Oppici of Saks Fifth Avenue

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Grab a glass of wine and sit down for a moment with our visionary “Dinner Guest”: the fascinating Marco Oppici,  Vice- President Saks-Fifth-Avenue, Store- Designer & Planner. Alice Garbarini Hurley: When did you first step into Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City, and what do you remember about it? Marco Oppici: I grew up […]


Your One Chance at a W Hoboken Hotel Residence

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The comfort and romance of staying in a luxury hotel heightens any travel experience- but, unfortunately, all such adventures must eventually come to an end. But what if they didn’t have to? What if you could always enjoy the convenience and charm of staying in a luxury hotel, without having to worry about check-out times, […]


Featured Property: Redesigned Luxury Condo at The Heywood

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The Heywood, a boutique condominium at 263 Ninth Avenue in Chelsea, is known for its impeccable design and timeless architecture. Built in 1913, this building had long housed massive printing presses before being reborn as 50 luxury residences in 2006. The high ceilings necessary to accommodate the presses proved ideal for creating elegant prewar apartments. […]


Before & After: Skillful Designer Creates Sophisticated Spaces

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As is often the case, a design agreement will start with the objective of a single-room makeover. Then, over the course of time, when the client becomes aware of the designer’s capabilities, he or she will allow the project to develop into a full-blown remodeling job. In effect, one room leads to another, and before […]


Featured Home: Finding Inner Peace on Harmony Mountain

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The estate at 1 Reynolds Road in Clarks Summit, PA is more than just an amazing home. Rather, it is a physical representation of the tastes and journeys, both physical and spiritual, of business-tycoon- turned-wellness-pioneer Peter Amato. His values and ideologies are reflected throughout the property via the use of natural materials and the coalescence […]


Rhythm and Light: Rick Allen’s Quest to Heal Wounded Warriors

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  Humanitarian and DEF LEPPARD drummer, Rick Allen’s operetta of art addresses concepts of oneness and transformation. With the inception of Allen’s 2015 North American tour- with a private exhibition  in Short Hills, New Jersey on December 6, 2014- at Wentworth Gallery locations across the country, “RICK ALLEN: ANGELS and ICONS” collection commemorates the wounded […]


Style by the Sea: 211 Ocean Ave, Spring Lake, NJ

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During the “Gilded Age” in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Spring Lake, New Jersey became a prominent coastal resort for members of New York and Philadelphia society, akin to Newport, Rhode Island and Bar Harbor, Maine. With two miles of pristine, white-sand beaches and the longest stretch of non-commercial boardwalk on the Jersey […]


Glassrock 0.Home: Live Carbon Neutral in Cold Spring, NY

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Completed in 2012, The Glassrock 0.home in Cold Spring, NY,  is a prototype of environmentally responsible living. developed by Glassrock Properties. The home is a product of the collaboration between Timothy Barry and River Architects, guided by the goals and values of carbon-neutral living, a priority of Glassrock Properties. This LEED Silver Certified home is […]


10th Annual Design Miami/ Show: A Global Marketplace

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of one of the leading design shows in the world: Design Miami/. Galleries, artists, designers, collectors, and dealers come from all over the world, to participate in this valuable marketplace for collectible design. The collaborations and connections established at these shows are what ties together and pushes forward the […]


Design Trends: 2015 Color(s) of the Year

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When it comes to design trends, there can be a clamor of voices all claiming that their predictions and choices are the best, and for the design layperson, it can be cacophonous and confusing. Certain trends may be dependent on available materials, or economic factors (downsizing living spaces=downsizing your decor), but some, especially choices in […]