Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Color, shock and awe! Since 1998 New York based family- friendly decorator Amanda Nisbet has been infusing interiors with color and a joie de vivre. It is not unusual to see fuscia silk and a chartreuse woven paired together to great effect. Her color sensibility, attention to how the client really lives and exuberant details come together in rooms that are fantastical and uplifting. When you meet Amanda you realize this exuberance is who she is, and her joyful personality can't help but manifest itself in her interiors!
She recently launched a capsule lighting collection, & Lighting with Urban Electric and fabric line called & Textiles, with Holland and Sherry. The color saturated collection of print and woven fabrics include patterns with graphic geometrics, circles, watercolor brushstrokes, and stylized flowers. With showrooms in New York, Chicago and DC, her fans will have to seek out samples, but they will be glad they did, the results are shown below.


Francesca in Berrylicious

Francesca in Blueberry Crumble

Positano Silk in Kumquat

Airdrie Silk in Bluebell

Airdrie Silk in Blueberry

Chip in Tuttu Frutti

Chip in Citrus

Chip in Cornflower

Chip in Fiddlehead

Chip in Cherry

Annie in Beautyberry

Annie in Plum

Annie in Fiddlehead

Annie in Limone

Annie in Cherry

Pizetta in Raspberry

Allanah 2 in Blueberry Pepper

Allanah 2 in Raspberry Pitaya

Allanah in Pitaya

Maderia in Beatyberry

Maderia in Rutebaga

Maderia in Fiddlehead

Maderia in Limone

Maderia in Cherry


Dramatic Gothic looking pendants kick it up a notch with hot pink candlesticks.

The Allanah wall sconce of cerused oak backed with her signature chainlink motif in antique brass has staggered candles giving a mod feel.

All photos courtesy of Amanda Nisbet Design
The red painted metal Anna Leah standing lamp is reminiscent of a DNA model and seems to stay upright while looking as though it might spring up further at any moment.

1 comment:

Chic Coles said...

I really like Amanda's fabric's. My two favorites were Allanah and Annie. I have to make sure the girls have seen these.