The World’s 9 Most Luxurious Toilets

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Notable exceptions below, toilets and luxury don’t typically go in the same sentence together. It’s not a wonder why when toilets are involved with the not-so-luxurious parts of our lives. However, it seems that as technology improves and as the desire for luxury increases, designers are finding ways to glamorize the toilet. In Hong Kong, there’s […]

3 Luxury Hotels Converted from Famous Prisons


Imagine an all-inclusive resort – a private room, three meals a day, access to exercise equipment, a library for intellectual pursuits, scheduled activity times – even access to medical care! Sounds great? But what if your private room locked from the outside instead? And you were not in charge of when you could leave? It […]

Behind the Scenes: Director Oliver Stone’s West Village Condo


Director Oliver Stone, perhaps known best for his work on Scarface and Natural Born Killer, put his West Village Condo up for sale last year. Although it has since been taken off the market (it was formerly listed with the Corcoran Group), we couldn’t resist a chance to feature the impressive and bold interior design of this one-of-a-kind […]

The 11 Most Amazing Pools in the World


Simply put, what follows are the 11 most amazing pools from all around the world, Tanzania to Bali, Santorini to the Amalfo Coast, Las Vegas to Sweden, and everywhere in between. A lot more than just water goes into a pool. Ask anyone who’s ever bought one. It’s about the landscaping, the patio, the outdoor kitchen, outdoor […]

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Avery Coonley House Back on the Market


As you can see by looking at our previous posts, it is obvious we are Frank Lloyd Wright fans here at ASPIRE. So when yet another one of his brilliant creations goes up for sale, we have to tell the world! Located in Riverside, Chicago, the Avery Coonley house dates back to 1907, when it was first built on […]

Amazing Designer Showhouse opens to Rave Reviews in Edgewater NJ


The curtain has been lifted on what New Jersey and New York’s most influential interior designers and design aficionados are calling one of the most ambitious and innovative designer showhouses ever. ASPIRE Metro magazine has pulled together the metro region’s design elite to decorate more than 15,000 square-feet of open loft space, encompassing 34 rooms for the 2015 Metro Designer Showhouse at […]

Bring Color Back to the Future With Vintage Appliance Appeal


The kitchen may be one of the most difficult rooms of a home to design. Balancing functionality and practicality with style and individuality can be difficult. Unfortunately, often the neutral tones in kitchens come off as flavorless and bland, and appliances can appear more utilitarian than stylish. Keeping in mind the practical needs of a kitchen, […]

Valitalia: New Frontiers for Traditional Italian Furnishings


The Friulian region in Northern Italy is known as the “Chair Capital of the World” and has been defined by its high-quality luxury furnishings for more than 140 years. The furniture created here by dedicated Italian manufacturers and craftsmen are seen in some of Italy’s top design brands. Valitalia, Italian Quality Furnishings, founded by designers […]

Not Your Average Fairy-tale: Bannerman’s Island Castle , NY


Did the new Cinderella 2015 movie get you craving a castle? Don’t worry, same here. We’ve got some comforting news for you: castles don’t only exist in fairy tales, in fact, there are quite a few scattered around the state of New York. One of our favorites is located right near the home of ASPIRE Metro […]

Get Involved: Volunteer at the 2015 Metro Designer Showhouse!


Do you love design? Do you love people who love design? Do you want to support the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter, and all of the incredible work they do? Then we want you to sign up and volunteer at the 2015 Metro Designer Showhouse! You will have the unique opportunity to experience a designer […]