“I want a house with personality.â
A neo-Baroque tub chair brings an element of old-world sophistication to Nicole’s bedroom. “Your likes evolve and become more fine-tuned as you grow older,â she says of her personal style. “You know what you want, although sometimes I feel like I know what I want too muchbut I guess with maturity you learn how to become flexible.â
a bit more modern.â This evolution parallels Nicole’s philosophy as a creative in that she acknowledges the need to continuously evolve and progress.
Apart from fueling her creative spirit, Nicole’s natural curiosity has also led her to accumulate more than a few statement pieces that collectively testify to her taste for beautiful things.
âœI decorate as I progress, so I don’t go in and buy everything at the same time,â she shares. âœI’ll buy pieces that catch my eye, then I’ll make it work or I’ll figure out if it does work in my space.â Also influenced by her dad’s love for antiques, the designer’s space is anchored by pieces she had inherited from him, including a console table from the Qing Dynasty. âœI like things to be special, symbolic, or have meaning,â the designer relates. âœIf something doesn’t have meaning, then I probably purchased it because I thought it was really beautiful.â
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