Home & Garden


ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME collaborates with emergent and eminent architects, artisans, designers, developers, builders and realtors to create beautiful content from distinct perspectives. Through thought-provoking writing, lush layouts and vibrant graphics, the quarterly publication offers meticulously curated product and trend coverage from around the globe.

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2 min.
tickled pink

Dear Impassioned Design Warriors, Whether you’re into a riot of color or an arcadian alternative, color reveals our penchants for self-expression. Bold colors equate daring and intrepidness. Quiet colors invoke calm, serenity and peace. And then there’s the happy medium, where a bit of color can play both sides of the same coin. I recall an episode, of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” with an original air date of February 12, 1969, that caught my attention way back when. Mister Rogers had come home and slipped into his bright red V-neck cardigan and slippers to get to the business of the day. He was taking the afternoon (episode) to clean. My family lineage consists of neatniks and clean freaks verging on obsessiveness. This episode intrigued me, but not for the reasons you might think. Mister Rogers wasn’t…

3 min.
book nook

VOLUME: LET EUROPE’S FINEST STYLE EXPERTS SPICE UP YOUR HOME Curated by Patrick Kooiman Lannoo Publishers • $27 Together with Patrick Kooiman, the writer and photographer of the international design blog Interiorator, nine seasoned interior design professionals tell their unique life stories, sharing tips and tales to transform your home. THE FLOWER FIX: MODERN ARRANGEMENTS FOR A DAILY DOSE OF NATURE By Anna Potter Photography by India Hobson White Lion Publishing • $27 “The Flower Fix” is a practical and beautiful guide to using flowers in your home to foster mindfulness and positivity. With a few simple stems, found items such as twigs and dried fruits, and any assortment of containers, florist Anna Potter shows how simple it is to bring a floral boost to your home. Tailor made combinations of flowers add the finishing touches to…

1 min.
book nook up close

BUBBLETECTURE: INFLATABLE ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN Sharon Francis PHAIDON • $25 “Bubbletecture”, a fun-sized book with a bubblegum-pink cover from Phaidon, shows off 200 inflated projects to catch your eye and lift your spirits – from temporary shelters to airy dresses to park benches. Author and New York City architect Sharon Francis spent two years searching for the best contemporary works, including projects by Christo and London fashion designer Christopher Raeburn. She found her favorites all over, from Mexico City to Vienna. “Inflatables can be playful, thought-provoking and often affordable, hence the capacity for invention,” she quips. “A lot of buildings now employ ETFE panels (permanent, double-membrane inflated panels) with long lifespans. One example is The Shed, a flexible art space in New York City by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. “Inflatable architecture and design have moved in…

1 min.
just my type: angela dufresne


1 min.
lounging around

Citrus Club WORKSTEAD partnered with John Dewberry to create the bar interior and designed the rooftop terrace, featuring gracious outdoor seating among tropical plants with stunning views of Charleston Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. It is the light, breezy, counterpoint to the hotel’s lobby bar downstairs.…

2 min.
remotely possibile

PACIFIC NORTHWEST If you owned a parcel of land on a remote island, who better to design your place of peace than someone already immersed in that tranquil state of mind? The Seattle family who commissioned this new build – a weekend and vacation home with guest house – called on Hoedemaker Pfeiffer, a firm known for bespoke architecture, interiors and landscape. “The houses are intended to weather into the site, taking on the silvered tones of aged wood and the moss and lichen that cover the surrounding rock.” Partner Steve Hoedemaker, a third-generation Seattle native who traveled the world but found his way back to the city and a farm in the San Juan Islands, understood the task. His team sees their work as an exploration of the relationship between indoors and out,…