Design Trends: 2015 Color(s) of the Year


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 […]

Princeton, NJ: A Manor Reborn on the Stoney Brook River


Among the Princeton real estate, various neighborhoods are comprised of those dedicated to iconic modernist architecture, as well as those amid rural and pastoral settings- featuring stately manors, tucked away along winding, wooded lanes perched atop hills overlooking brooks and streams. Designed in the ‘50s by acclaimed area architect Rolf Bauhan, this example of the […]

Skilled Designer Creates Sophisticated, Contemporary Spaces


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 […]

Stunning Clock Tower Penthouse Waits for the Right Owner


For some reason the idea of haunting a little garret in a clock tower is weirdly romantic. At least, the visual idea of looking out from inside a clock tower is popular in films and literature. The back side of an enormous clock face, surrounded by gears and mechanisms, has been the backdrop for many […]

Style Spotting: The Best of High Point Market 2014


Only twice a year the furniture market of High Point, North Carolina comes abuzz with people from all over the country (and around the world) to see what’s being introduced for the upcoming furniture season. What is most days almost a tiny ghost metropolis is now swarming with big time designers, retailers and small boutique […]

Stronghold: A New Jersey Castle With A Hip, Urban Twist


A new face on the New Jersey real estate market: “Stronghold” in Bernardsville, New Jersey, is an incredible mansion which can only be described as a castle, and has recently become available for $18 million. The architecture and history of the house, as well as its relationship to the history of Bernardsville Mountain Colony, are […]

Prism at 400 Park Ave South: A Spectrum of Rentals to Condos

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With such a large building project as 400 Park Ave South, it is often more cost-effective for two companies to team up and split the development. Such was the case at what is now known as “Prism Apartments”- floors 2 through 22 are under the stewardship of Equity Residential, while the upper floors (23-40) were […]

$8.5 Million Riverwinds Estate On Navesink River For Sale


If you have been to a gala for the American Cancer Society, or an event for the American Heart Association, in recent years, you may recognize this property. Former owners Morgan E. Cline and Benjamin R. D’Onofrio (unfortunately now both deceased) held countless philanthropic events in their NJ estate over the years, as well as […]

The Salon: Art + Design Show 2014- At the Armory or on Artsy!


In the tradition of the grand Salons and art exhibitions of  Paris- such as the Paris Salon, begun in 1725, and the reactionary Salon d’Automme,begun in 1903- The Salon: Art + Design show in New York City brings together  artists and designers from around the world. This Salon (the sister show to the Paris Biennale) […]

ASPIRE on Location: Harding Township, NJ Home Tour Event


Often at ASPIRE we get the opportunity to throw some pretty great events. Remember our “Party at the Pearl”? Whether it be an open house, a magazine launch, or a showroom opening, we love the opportunity to bring people together and showcase something beautiful. On October 26th, ASPIRE, along with Cheryl Darmanin of Prominent Properties, […]