Designer Series

April 02, 2024

Designer Q & A with Natalie Chianese

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Welcome to our Interior Designer Series, where we delve into the creative minds and innovative designs of our talented collaborators. Here we will feature exclusive interviews with top professionals in the field, offering insights into their inspirations, design philosophies, and the latest trends shaping the world of interior design. Join us as we uncover the stories behind the stunning spaces that these designers bring to life, and gain a deeper appreciation for the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into creating beautiful and functional interiors.

How did you get started as an Interior Designer?

I’ve always had a love for different textiles, unique stones, tile, and lighting. I perpetually longed to design interior spaces. Upon receiving my degree from Parsons The New School of Design with an Interior Design & Architecture focus, I began in the design field as an assistant kitchen and bathroom designer under Efféti USA in New York City. I then branched out on my own to create a business that would fulfill a passion for interior design and have been designing the tristate area for over 10 years. My goal is to find the perfect balance between beauty and functionality.

How would you describe your design style and where do you find inspiration?

Modern, relaxed luxury with an Art Deco flare, would describe my personal design style. My work is inspired by each client and their personal  life experiences. Inspiration is infinite through the work of other designers, travel, fashion, and technology. Each project is so profoundly unique and presents an opportunity to capture a new story.

What is the best part of your job as an Interior Designer?

The creativity and the opportunity to challenge personal and professional boundaries. Every project starts with inspiration and then unfolds into an unexpected canvas.

What trends are you seeing in the bathroom space for 2024?

I try to avoid trends and focus on materials that feel timeless, if you love something it will work for many years to come. With that said, I have always loved oversized tiles and I feel like that is something you will really see people using in 2024. Less grout lines too!!

What do you consider timeless for bathroom design?

Materiality. Tiling the walls and floors in a bold stone, porcelain, or marble paired with a unique vanity will stand the test of time.