Friday, October 5, 2012


Photo courtesy of Amanda Nisbet
 Amanda Nisbet captured during a rare moment of down time in her office

Photos courtesy of Abrams
Daring. Focused. Fun. A few of the words used to describe New York interior designer Amanda Nisbet's color saturated interiors. In her new book from Abrams, Dazzling Design, she takes us along for a fast-paced, technicolor ride. The classic and modern mingle in her interiors and reveal a refreshing take on how to use color daringly to make a big impact. Her derring-do will inspire you.

 Photo by Roger Davies
The power of purple. Glammy crystal and gold chandeliers add an unexpected, gleaming component to plum painted walls and upholstery fabric. Bringing in an energetic patterned carpet and vivid piece of modern artwork, the palette is balanced.

   Photo by Stacey Van Berkel Haines
Color can go country casual, where blue panels cut a swath of brightness through a room grounded in a neutral palette. Touches or red, brought in through picture frames and a table lamp lead the eye around the sunny, beach house space.

 Photo by William Abramowicz
Chartreuse walls paired with  yellow accents in Peking glass, hits of grey and brass tabourets in a living room

  Photo by Stacey Van Berkel Haines
You can also be daring in how you go about displaying collections. Nisbet created burlap-covered shadowboxes to offset the white coral displayed inside, creating a visually arresting art piece. Natural light wood chairs, a pine farm table and sisal carpet coordinate for a light feeling in a summery setting.

Nisbet's And Collection fabric collection brings her vivid geometric and free flowing pattens to jolly textile designs

Allanah in Pitaya

Francesca in Rum Punch

Positano in Plum

Airdrie in Fiddlehead

 The Poppy Lantern
Kicky lighting with Urban Electric channels the same sense of fun  her effervescent interiors impart.

 The Anna Leah Standing Lamp


Unknown said...

Great post Marisa!

Denise McGaha said...

There is not a room in this book that I don't adore. Amanda's use of color and her fun, sophisticated and energized interiors will be forever etched in my design memory! Thanks so much for sharing!!

mary said...

Amanda Nisbet is daring but pitch perfect. Great post.

Marisa/Stylebeat said...

Agreed! Dazzling indeed.

Jamie Herzlinger said...

I love color! Although my style is more black & white, every now and then, I incorporate a pop of color. Nothing makes a statement better than color! Thanks for posting.

Love, Jamie Herzlinger

{Two One Nine} said...

Ahhh, those malachite chairs are stunning!

dervla @ The Curator said...

yay, I love Amanda and I loved this post!