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Naturi Naughton's Nursery

I’m sure you all know actress Naturi Naughton from her role as Tasha St. Patrick on the hit crime drama Power on Starz. She recently gave birth to her beautiful baby girl Zuri in July and I had a blast working with her to design her nursery! Pottery Barn Kids collaborated with us to help create a dream nursery space for Naturi and Zuri to enjoy and I’m excited to share a peek inside the room plus the scoop on how it all came together!

When Naturi and I first chatted about designing a nursery for her baby girl …

Bold Blue Bedroom _Nicole Gibbons Style _2 copy

When it comes to decorating I believe in being fearless with your choices and I’m excited to share this first look at a bedroom I designed where I was absolutely fearless in my choices. It’s no secret that I love color and pattern and in this space I went BOLD!!! Bold colors + a bold mix of patterns and it all works together beautifully. This isn’t always easy to pull off but I wanted to share a few tips on how to confidently mix and match bold patterns and colors in a space.

Combining bold colors and patterns in a …

Cognac Leather Bed + Serene Blue Bed_3

Buttery soft leather is one of those sumptuous textures that can instantly make a room feel luxurious. I especially love the look of cognac colored leather. It’s neutral so it can pair with just about any color palette and it adds a rich and timeless quality. Here’s a peek at a bedroom I designed which features a lovely cognac leather bed. Inspired by the decor in one of my favorite brunch spots in LA, I juxtaposed the neutral leather with a beautiful aqua colored strie wallpaper by Farrow & Ball.

Cognac leather is typically seen as a more masculine …

Mindy Kaling New York Apartment Home 3

There aren’t enough funny women in the spotlight but thank goodness for Mindy Kaling! Her quirky, candid, self-deprecating humor is totally relatable and serves to remind us that we’re all normal! She’s definitely girl-crush worthy but equally crush-worthy is her newly decorated NYC apartment!

Mindy collaborated with One Kings Lane to design the space which serves as her second home. With Mindy busy working on projects in LA, and her designer in New York, the collaboration happened remotely with lots of calls and emails over several months. The process went surprisingly smooth since Mindy, having grown up with an architect …

Joseph Dirand9

If you’re familiar with my design work you know that I love color! Whether it’s bold pops or brightly painted walls, I believe that when executed well, the use of color can completely energize a room. But as much as I love color I also appreciate elegant spaces with neutral palettes that are thoughtful and come alive with interesting textures and materials. I came across a recent project by French Architect Joseph Dirand that perfectly illustrates this idea in context and it moved me to explore his work a bit further. Now I’ve developed a total design crush! Dirand’s work …

obama-white-house_13

As President Barack Obama’s final days in office are coming to an end, I thought it would be fitting to honor his legacy here on the blog by sharing a peek inside the private quarters of the White House. These photos were originally featured in the Jan issue of Architectural Digest. It’s common practice for each incoming first family to hire an interior designer to redecorate the White House private quarters upon taking office and in 2008 the Obamas enlisted A-list designer Michael S. Smith to give their new home at the White House a refresh. Smith incorporated modern touches …