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New & Noteworthy: Studio Four NYC

The Designer Rug Collection

CJ Dellatore Studio Four Designer Rugs

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Yesterday afternoon Stacey Waggoner and Kate Reynolds (the stylish proprietors of one of my favorite showrooms Studio Four NYC) unveiled their new ‘Designer Rug Collection‘ at a smart afternoon fête.  I  stopped by and had an opportunity to see them first hand.

There were 4 design firms involved in creating these 8 exciting new patterns, with each pattern being offered in 3 colorways for a total of 24 combinations…..

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The Road To Success: Amanda Nisbet

on saturated color, creating product lines, and the future

CJ Dellatore Amanda Nisbet

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Aside from her incredibly charming personality and her infectious smile, Madison Avenue based interior designer Amanda Nisbet has an inherent gift for working with color that many in our industry envy. 

She’s been published in nearly every shelter magazine (check out her press page and see for yourself), is a 2011 alumni of the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse in New York, and her first book aptly titled Dazzling Design was published and released earlier this year; quite a set of accomplishments for someone in our industry a comparatively short amount of time.

I’ve been a fan of Amanda’s since we were introduced years ago by Carolyn Sollis – her exuberant rooms explode with both wit and sophistication – and at a time when many have adopted a safer style and more subdued palettes.  There’s an inherent optimism in the rooms she creates that I think everyone really responds to.

I asked her to meet with me for this the second in our TRTS interview series, to learn about how she became an interior designer, her love of saturated color, and her plans for the future.  Here’s an excerpt of our chat.

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Point Of View: Amanda Nisbet

on the elements essential to a well designed space

CJ Dellatore Amanda Nisbet

Photo Credit Amaris Granado

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“When designing a space the very first thing I think about is the mood of the room.  Depending on the function and needs of my client,  I question how we want to experience the room, how do we want to feel when we are in it?
Then I consider the elements I feel are essential to a well designed space – comfort and elegance achieved through careful consideration of layout, form, scale, colour and texture.”

.Amanda Nisbet

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