Designer Series

April 02, 2024

Designer Q & A with Nicolette Taormina

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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?

Truthfully, I thought I would end up becoming a landscape architect but after graduating from FIT, I decided not to go on to get my masters and immersed myself instead in all that New York City had to offer for an interior designer. It was easy to get great experience with supportive designer friends and some stand-out bosses and colleagues early on that invested in me (which I’m forever grateful for).

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

My personal design style is very eclectic, I’m attracted to a lot of different styles but there’s nothing that I love more than the juxtaposition of a modern finish within a historic space. Another example would be antique or vintage furnishings in a clean modern environment. 

I find inspiration in nature, historic details, new exciting materials, and impressive architects and designers like Elizabeth Roberts and Kelly Wearstler.

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

Problem solving; every project comes with a unique set of circumstances that have to be solved as well as different personalities to manage. It’s also a job that is very rewarding because you get to leave spaces literally better than you found them. Basically it’s the fact that it’s not mundane; it’s always different which gives the opportunity to always be learning and growing.

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

I am witnessing that it’s getting more seamless to integrate technology and eco-friendly products into your bathroom more discreetly.

What do you consider timeless for bathroom design?

I suppose you can’t go out of style with white subway tile walls and marble mosaic floors. It’s a canvas that can be accessorized for anyone’s taste.