Nicole Fuller Interiors is a multi-faceted interior design company based in New York City, specializing in high-end residential and commercial design projects in the US and abroad. A passionate designer, Nicole Fuller has acquired a list of savvy international clients who have an unwavering taste for luxury and an uncompromising attitude for high-quality design.
What inspired this career path for you?
My passion for creating beautiful things and wonderful atmospheres has always driven me. I’ve had a lifelong love for architecture and design, as well as a need to create. I’m as passionate about my interior design business and creating custom furnishings for my clients as I am about developing product lines for companies like Ann Sacks and The Rug Company. My career started somewhat serendipitously, after I completely redesigned my first apartment in London. It was a true passion project. Soon after, I started receiving requests from friends and acquaintances for interior design services and it snowballed into this amazing and deeply fulfilling career that has taken me all over the world.
What is your go-to source for inspiration?
The source of my inspiration lives somewhere in between fashion, jewelry, art, and architecture. I find it in the everyday places I go. I was trained from a young age by my mother to be inspired by beauty everywhere. It could be a color I see at an art show at Gagosian or the shape of an earring from Van Cleef & Arpels.
Tell us about your creative process.
The most important part of beginning any project is really getting to know the client and how they live. The home has to reflect the heartbeat of the client. If we are doing a remodel or basic redesign of the interiors, I also look at the existing structure and its historical context. Understanding the architecture is important to the process because I try to respect the existing style of the home, but complement it and give it a fresh new life.
Describe your style in 6 words or less.
Layered, luxurious, contemporary, calming, livable, sophisticated
What’s a staple in your tool kit?
Texture is everything — I live for the juxtaposition between a glossy lacquered wall and a gorgeous boucle or mohair.
Who do you look up to in the design world?
Elsie de Wolfe has always been my ultimate inspiration. She didn’t play by the rules and wasn’t classically trained. She had a love for people, life, and beautiful things. She seemed to truly enjoy life and loved her career. I also grew up in an incredibly creative home. My mother, who was an artist, is a huge part of why I ultimately followed this career path.
If you could design a space for anyone, what kind of space and for whom would it be?
I dream of designing a boutique hotel from the ground up; to create a total experience from the china on the tables to the doorknobs and stationery — the way architects and designers were commissioned in the early to mid-20th century. To create a completely autonomous vision like that is something you just don’t see anymore.
Tell us your favorite design-related word, phrase, or quote.
“There are no rules.”
Which design blog, website, TV show, or magazine would you be lost without?
I have a subscription to about five international design magazines that I read consistently. I wait for them to come out and it’s a big part of how I stay in the know about new products, store openings, and exciting design news. I also love Instagram and think it’s a great tool for designers to find inspiration.
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