Spotlight on Nicole Fuller

Nicole Fuller, founder and principal of Nicole Fuller Interiors, is an award-winning luxury designer specializing in sophisticated, highly customized residential and commercial projects in the US and abroad. In honor of our new collaboration, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Nicole to learn more about her work and inspirations.

We are thrilled to bring Nicole’s contemporary, yet timeless aesthetic to our paper with the Key, Stripes, and Feather correspondence card sets! #nicolefullerxdempsey

 

How did you get your start as an Interior Designer? 

I love what I do and I fell into it very organically! I never went to school for it or studied it in any formal manner. I was living in London and designed my home which ended up getting a lot of press; people then started reaching out and inquiring if I could decorate for them.

When I reflect on it, though, I had been studying design my entire childhood. My mother was a multidisciplinary artist and raised me in a very creative environment. She taught me about art, architecture, interiors, and she also fostered a deep appreciation in me for the natural world and organic forms.

 

As a respected name in the design world, you’ve been awarded many prestigious honors in your field. Was there a specific moment early on in your career when you knew that you had “made it” in the industry?

I don’t think there is such a thing as “making it.”  I’m blessed to do what I love and I’m humbled to be recognized among other inspiring, talented creatives. I’m not one for resting on laurels– I keep my nose down and work into the future. Truthfully, I’m just getting started.

 

How have your travels inspired your work? Are there any cities or destinations that have had the most impact?

Travel feeds my creativity. I love going to Lamu, Kenya for textiles, Paris for antiques, and Italy for fine linens and furniture. London is my home away from home, and I return often to source art and enjoy the city’s incredible array of galleries.

 

Do you have any favorite projects that you’ve worked on recently? Is there anything coming up that you’re excited about?

I’m currently working on a spectacular Malibu project nestled in a private beachfront cove. We are gutting it to the studs and rebuilding, which I revel in doing. Moreover, my client is an avid art collector and I am curating a very important art collection for the property. I also recently signed on to design an iconic New York City hotel. I can’t go into the details just yet, but let’s say it boasts a dazzling park view.

 

We’d love to hear about your inspiration behind our stationery collaboration! How does each product speak to your design aesthetic? 

This collection marries my interest in organic, natural forms and my eternal fascination with art. The rainbow design (Stripes) is a celebratory homage to Frank Stella and his genius with shape, color, and balance. I am always inspired by his body of work.

The natural patterns and brilliant colors of nature form the other two parts of the collection (Feather and Key). Feathers, which the Navajo believed were good luck, have such a beautiful and complex pattern and texture to them. Lapis and malachite have the most intense color– but they are also from the earth. They represent pure distillations of color.

 

Where is your ideal place to sit down and write a letter? 

At certain times of day, my dining room table is flooded with gorgeous light. I will sit at the head, peer out the window, and find inspiration to write my letters.

 

What are your favorite ways to spend your downtime when you’re not working?

What downtime? My favorite way to spend any free moment (a rarity) is with my husband, our 3 Maine Coon cats, and my dearest friends.

 

Thank you for taking the time to chat with us, Nicole! Learn more about Nicole’s work on her website and Instagram @nicolefullerinteriors.   Shop the collection on our site here

 

A peek into Nicole’s world

 

Hill House Home x Dempsey & Carroll

Our celestial-inspired collaboration with our friends at Hill House Home has been on our shelves for a few weeks now and we are so in love. The charming bedside tablets, and the dreamy coasters are the ideal way to dress up your nightstand.

We first met the Hill House Home team over coffee at The Crosby Street hotel. It was a match made in heaven. We had been following the brand since its inception and were thrilled to finally get our teams in the same room. Once they told us about their plans to open their gorgeous shop on Bleecker Street, we knew a holiday release would be perfect.

A few weeks later, we were all uptown and Nell, Katherine, and our Creative Director, Leo, had come to a decision on an exquisite collection featuring the perfect dressings for a bedside table.

Our party at the HHH Bleecker shop was a fabulous way for us to toast the collection, and begin stuffing Christmas stockings near and far! We’re excited to share some fun photos with you from our gathering the other day – we hope you enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed the celebration!

 

Shop the collection here!

J. McLaughlin x Dempsey & Carroll

We absolutely adore when we get to partner with other brands to produce a stationery collaboration. A sprinkle of this, a dash of that, and suddenly you have something amazing that truly speaks to both parties involved. We were tickled pink when the team at J. McLaughlin got together with us earlier this year to begin designing our newest collaboration with them. 

With a J. McLaughin just 2 blocks away from our office, we are constantly watching what new and exciting prints and patterns they’re introducing You can imagine how difficult it was for us to narrow down the collection to only a handful of our favorites. After a few snacks from our neighbor William Poll it was decision-making time and we landed on a resort theme. 

Pops of aquamarine, coral, a flash of wicker and we were ready to go to production. With the weather in New York dropping more and more each day, our warm, breezy, balmy J. McLaughlin stationery has us dreaming of island getaways that are only a few weeks away. 

12 Things Dempsey & Carroll Can’t Live Without

We were so inspired by Elle Décor’s Celebrity Short Lists that we decided to create our own! Both Ellen Degeneres and Ralph Lauren shared the 12 things they can’t live without. Their tastes continue to inspire many in all aspects of life—especially its most beautiful moments.

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For further reading, please visit Ellen’s and Ralph’s lists on Elle Décor.