JOIN US AT ASPIRE DESIGN TOUR PARAMUS AND SCORE AN ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME MEDIA PACKAGE WORTH UP TO $12,500

ASPIRE DESIGN TOUR returns to Paramus with our most comprehensive and informative programming ever. In addition to innovative panel discussions, educational programs, and networking events, we are thrilled to announce the launch of the ASPIRE DESIGN TOUR AWARDS.

Attendees have the opportunity to earn valuable ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME media packages worth thousands of dollars. The more programs you attend, the more valuable your media package becomes, with the highest achievement, the ASPIRE DESIGN TOUR WARRIOR AWARD, valued at 12,500.00.

See the full details and requirements for each media package below.

May 1st

 
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Arhaus
9:00-10:45

390 Hackensack Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601

BRING IN THE GREEN: THE GROWING OUTDOOR LIVING TREND
Demand for outdoor living areas has never been higher in both commercial and residential design. A successful designer is a knowledgeable one who can educate and guide clients on the exponential offerings in outdoor design today. From trending styles and technology to durability and sustainability, our panel of experts will offer invaluable insight on how to guide clients and capitalize on this leading investment category. Interior Designer and Television Personality Michael Tavano leads the conversation with world-renowned Designer, Laura Bohn; Sunbrella  Specialist Account Manager, Kimberly Peoples; and Arhaus Outdoor Training Specialist, Julianne Protich.

Attendees Will be Entered for a Chance to Win Fabulous Prizes! 

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Laura Bohn

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Kimberly Peoples

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Julianne Protich

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Michael Tavano
(Moderator)

 

 

Hunter Douglas
11:15-1:00

160 NJ-17 North , Paramus, NJ 07652 

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THE SCIENCE OF COLOR & LIGHT
The impact of light on color in interior design is profound. Its use can add, subtract or even change temperature of color in a room. In this powerful presentation, Benjamin Moore Color Expert and Architectural & Design Representative, Diana Rattazzi will explain the interplay of color and light and explore the design impact of all types of lighting on color temperature, color rending index and light reflectance value (LRV). You will walk away vastly enlightened after this colorful CEU course. Exclusive showing of Benjamin Moore’s new line of high end wallpaper. Following the CEU, Diana will showcase the recently launched bespoke wallpaper Capsule Collection from Benjamin Moore and The Alpha Workshops.. IDCEC 1.0 HSW / AIA 1.0 HSW

Attendees Will Be Entered to Win A $500 Gift Card! 

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Tempur-pedic
1:15 -3:00

776 NJ-17, Paramus, NJ 07652

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BUILDING YOUR DESIGN BUSINESS ON BRICK AND MORTAR
Leading designers across the country are building their businesses with brick and mortar. Doing your home store homework is critical before opening a retail space. Our panel of top designers successfully own and run showrooms and will share the ins-and-outs of opening a brick and mortar to include: combining online and in-store marketing strategies; creating a unique customer experience; anticipating hidden costs; finding the right location, and so much more. Sam Ciardi, Interior Designer and Owner, Samuel Robert Signature Spaces; Alexis Varbero, Director, Schwartz Design Showroom; and Heidi Wostbrock, Wostbrock Home. Moderated by Tracey Heinemann, Found Agency.

Attendees Will be Entered to Win Two Super-soft Pillows!
(Exclusions apply. Value up to $169 per pillow)

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Sam Ciardi

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Heidi Wostbrock

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Alexis Varbero

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Tracey Heinemann
(Moderator)

 

 

Roche Bobois
3:15 -5:00

776 N, NJ-17, Paramus, NJ 07652

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TACKLING TECH FEARS: GRASP HOME TECHNOLOGY & GUIDE YOUR CLIENTS
Keeping up on emerging home tech trends and educating clients on tech decisions can be daunting. Our panel of top industry experts will explore the breadth of smart home offerings and how they work together. They will help you comprehend and convey the right tech solutions to simplify and enhance your clients’ lifestyles. Author of Join the Smart Home Revolution and CEO at 1 Sound Choice, Ryan Heard will lead the conversation with: ABC Lighting National Sales Manager and Home Automation Specialist, Howard Astrin; Rayva Home Theaters CEO, Vincent Bruno; and CMI Interiors, Inc. Jessica Reinhardt, Vice President Sales & Marketing.

Attendees Will be Entered for a Chance to Win Fabulous Prizes!

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Howard Astrin 

Vincent Bruno

Jessica Reinhardt

Ryan Heard
(Moderator)

 

 

MITCHELL GOLD + BOB WILLIAMS
5:15- 8:00

776 NJ-17, Paramus, NJ 07652

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THE PROFESSIONAL GAINS OF PARTICIPATING IN A DESIGNER SHOW HOUSE

Why participate in a designer show house? Behind the outward allure and glamour is a great deal of time, work and monetary investment. We will share insider secrets on how to streamline/maximize the experience to gain media exposure, showcase your creativity and grow your business.

One Talented ASPIRE Design Tour attendee will be selected to partner with Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams to design a room in the ASPIRE HOUSE Princeton Designer Show House + Gardens.

If selected, you will be among the ranks of the region’s most accomplished design practitioners, and have your work represented at the Princeton Show House in partnership with Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, one of the most elite and nationally renowned home furnishings brands.

What’s more, your design will be viewed by more than 8,000 show house visitors with the possibility of being featured internationally on the pages of ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME magazine and online to more than 4,000,000 visitors.

*You must be present to enter. Entry guidelines will be revealed at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and submissions accepted in-person only.

 

 

May 2nd

NATUZZI
11:00-12:45

776 NJ-17, Paramus, NJ 07652 

BEAUTY MEETS INNOVATION. JOURNEY OF NATUZZI

The Natuzzi Italia event will celebrate two of the most important values of the brand: craftsmanship and innovation. It will be an opportunity to pay tribute to the Re-vive chair, the icon of Natuzzi innovation, the perfect synthesis of ergonomic comfort, technology and design. Re-vive is a performer recliner that, thanks to special patented mechanisms, constantly adapts to the imperceptible adjustments of the human body, guaranteeing a comfort never experienced before. During the event, a Natuzzi artisan will make a Re-vive armchair live, showing how the artisan tradition perfectly fits with cutting-edge materials and technologies. Pasquale Junior Natuzzi, in a workshop with architects and designers, will retrace the history of the brand, from the beginnings in 1959 to the present day, with a look at the present and the company’s future projects. Finally, an unforgettable Apulian food experience will complete the event in the Paramus store.

Attendees Will Be Entered for a Chance to Win a Natuzzi Re-vive Armchair!

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Pasquale Junior Natuzzi

Pasquale Junior Natuzzi


 

BoConcept
1:15 -3:00

573 Route 17 South, Paramus, NJ 07652

SPREAD YOUR DESIGN WINGS & TAP INTO NEW REVENUE STREAMS
Our multitalented panelists will discuss their respective interior design business models and the services they added for increased, and often times faster, profit. Learn how to successfully introduce and manage services such as home staging, event planning and online design to your design business offerings for increased revenue. Panelists: Founder and Creative Director of Iconinc Modern Home luxury staging, Geoffrey Walsky; Interior and Event Designer at Mannarino Designs, Inc., Anna Maria Mannarino; and Interior Designer and Steve Harvey Set Designer, Mikel Welch. Moderated by Sandra Funk, Founder and Principal, House of Funk, a full-service and online interior design firm.

Two $250 BoConcept Gift Cards Will Be Raffled Live at the Event

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Anna Maria Mannarino

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Mikel Welch

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Geoffrey Walsky

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Sandra Funk
(Moderator)

 

 

Kuche Cucina
3:15 -5:00

489 NJ-17, Paramus, NJ 07652

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A CLICK AWAY: THE PRESTIGE & PROFITABILITY OF ONLINE EDITORIAL
While getting published in print still provides cachet and publicity, in the Digital Age, getting published online is growing in prestige and profitability as well. Online editorial casts a vast global net that can remain discoverable and sharable in perpetuity. The internet literally puts you and your business just a click away from prospective clients and consumers. Our expert panel will share insider strategies toward getting your work published online: Novità Senior Account Executive and former NY Spaces Digital and Print Editor, Nicole Haddad; NYC-based industry publicist, Andrew Joseph; and award-winning design duo, Toledo Geller. Moderated by Communications & Branding specialist, Lisa McMahon.

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Nicole Haddad

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Toledo Geller

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Andrew Joseph

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Lisa McMahon
(Moderator)

 

 

CapitOl Lighting
5:15-7:30

75 State Rte 17, Paramus, NJ 07652

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MASTERS OF INSTAGRAM : TOP SECRETS & STRATEGIES TO SUCCESS
With 240k plus combined Instagram followers, our expert panel of brand-building dynamos will share their insider tips and tricks to create captivating content, engage loyal followers and maximally capitalize on this powerful marketing tool. Vanessa Deleon @vda_designs, Mike Elayan @ECSHomes, Lana Lebersfeld @capitollighting and Courtney McLeod @rightmeetsleftinteriordesign will give you proven guidelines for Instagram success. Moderated by Deborah Von Donop @dvdinteriordesign.

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Vanessa Deleon

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Mike Elayan

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Lana Lebersfeld

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Courtney McLeod

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Deborah Von Donop (Moderator)

 
 

 

May 3rd

Kohler
10:00-11:45

160 NJ-17, Paramus, NJ 07652

KITCHEN AND BATH DESIGN SUSTAINABILITY & PERFORMANCE CEU HELP SAVE THE PLANET WHILE SAVING YOUR CLIENTS MONEY
Our planet’s resources are finite. Fresh water in particular is under ever-increasing constraints. Educating yourself and your clients about more efficient, eco-friendly alternatives will reduce ecological footprints and costs. This course will review the issues along with sustainable programs, products and design choices for a positive global impact without sacrificing comfortable lifestyles. At the end of this CEU, attendees will be able to: Define the current resource constraints facing our planet, identify basic residential water conservation measures and practices, and summarize major sustainable US building and product programs and their specific requirements regarding water • Identity plumbing solutions that offer a sustainable choice without sacrificing performance or aesthetics.
CEU 1.0; Presented by Jon Fireman from Kohler You will be entered to win an Artifacts Kitchen Faucet. Light breakfast will be served.

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The EXHIBIT by OHM
12:15-2:00

501 NJ-17 Suite 10, Paramus, NJ 07652

STAYING ON TOP OF SURFACE TRENDS
Design surfaces continue to emerge and evolve given innovative treatments and techniques. Successful designers stay on top of industry offerings, and our educated panel of experts will help you do just that. Join us for a captivating conversation exploring what consumers are seeking in surfaces today, including high-tech porcelain slab countertop materials and their applications. Renowned NYC-based and internationally published architect and designer Barry Goralnick will lead the discussion with Director of National Sales & Marketing at Sapien Stone, James Amendola; Owner of Gregory Hitchcock Design and Senior Designer for Cesar NYC, Gregory Hitchcock; and Faithful Countertops co-Owner and master stone fabricator, Eric Tchorz.

Attendees Will Be Entered for a Chance to Win 1 Slab of SapienStone in any Color and Finish!

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James Amendola

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Gregory Hitchcock

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Eric Tchorz

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Barry Goralnick
(Moderator)

 

 

Timothy Oulton
2:15-4:00

385 NJ-17, Paramus, NJ 07652

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LICENSE TO SUCCESS: THE PROCESS OF DEVELOPING LICENSED PRODUCT

Join us for an intimate conversation about the process of licensing with Charles Pavarini III, award-winning designer who recently launched his first licensed collection with Swaim Furniture. ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME publisher, Steven Mandel will lead the conversation between Charles and his agent Dwayne Clark exploring vital steps and tips toward your own licensed collection including: what you need to have in place before exploring licensing, how to translate your creativity into licensed product and how to identify and pitch prospective partners.

Attendees Will Be Entered For A Chance To Win A Timothy Oulton New York Classic Map!

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Dwayne Clark

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Charles Pavarini III

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Steven Mandel

(Moderator)