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Editor’s Spotlight: Aspire Home and Design

Co-founder & editor-in-chief Amy Sneider picks two trends to look for

The High Point Market scene is eclectic and energetic – like a Willy Wonka chocolate factory filled with delicious design. There’s something for everyone. I especially love hearing the back stories when I visit showrooms. As for trends, natural materials and nature-inspired themes rule my picks.

The global inspiration behind Xander Noori for Theodore Alexander is thoughtful, and translates into an elegant, exceptional collection. Xander’s recollections of his Silk Road travels are seamlessly reflected in his designs.

Theodore Alexander

The smoked oak Moreau Cabinet from Julian Chichester, inspired by a 1940’s Jean Royere cabinet, boasts beautiful shades of turquoise in vellum-filled cutouts.

Julian Chichester

It’s hard to resist the brilliant colors of the rich and luxurious rugs from Asia Minor Carpets. Owner Alp Basdogan is creating a wellness community as part of his Manchester, Vermont headquarters. Complete with cozy accommodations and food grown on the acreage, it’s no doubt an enviable vehicle for his magic carpets!

Asia Minor

I was captivated by the skillful and whimsical nature of Jamie Durie’s Sunflower Cocktail table for McGuire at Baker Furniture.

Baker Furniture

Laura Kirar and her husband, Richard Frazier, shared the muse behind their shapely Baker line, a creative collection inspired by ancient architecture and their current, laid-back Mexican lifestyle.

Baker Furniture

About Amy Sneider

Co-founder & Editor in Chief of ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME, Amy is a lifelong magazine junkie who loves celebrating exceptional design and all its ideals.