Glamorous and Stylish Interiors by Nina Magon

Read our interview with interior designer Nina Magon renowned for her glamorous style that combines sophisticated, contemporary aesthetic with welcoming and comfortable elements. Discover her flawless interiors that express creativity, unique attention to details and an exceptional taste.

Multi-award winning interior designer Nina Magon.
Gold accents were added to the black kitchen rather than stainless steel to create a color-rich palette that felt sophisticated yet welcoming.

Nina Magon is a multi-award winning interior designer and TV personality renowned for her signature refined modern aesthetic that perfectly balances bold high design with glamorous appeal. As Creative Director of Contour Interior Design with locations in Houston, TX, and Miami, FL, Nina seeks first to create a vision and then execute it for each client, designing one-of-a-kind environments, each tailored to the client's unique taste, with an emphasis on skillfully executed flawless detail. Contour is lauded in its industry for its integration of design innovation, construction expertise, and business acumen. Her lavish residential, commercial and hospitality interiors have won her national acclaim as she has been recognized as one of the top designers in the country by Hospitality Design Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, Wall Street Journal, The Robb Report, NBC and BRAVO TV to name a few. In addition to her many accolades, she was deemed "The Design Industry's Next It Girl" by POPSUGAR 2014 and was called "The Breakout Star" by RUE Magazine 2014.

A gray silk cut into different geometric shape covers the soundproof walls transforming a utilitarian solution into one of the strongest design elements in the house.
Unique statement pieces from Ligne Roset, Roche Bobois, and Polyform are incorporated around the interior exuding a mod-Italian- European style.

What does "Made in Italy" mean to you?

Made in Italy means a high level of craftsmanship and innovative design with emphasis on quality control.

Who has inspired the most your work and style?

I am heavily influenced by European, forward-thinking design. Zaha Hadid, Philip Stark, Marcel Wanders, Peter Marino, have all been huge influences in my design career due to their ability to step out of the box and create.

This living room was created for renowned chef Sandra Lee. Due to the beautiful millwork and architectural elements in the house, Nina opted to infuse neutral and muted colors to the space to bring out details in the home while still creating a sense of comfort.

Quality and craftsman are of the utmost importance when selecting items for an interior project. Selection of these items are also equally important to sustain everlasting classic design.

The living room of this beach house Nina help design for American Dream Builders exudes comfort and warmth. The neutral color palette combined with the sculptural forms of the chairs and the rich textures of the throw create a beautiful rustic space.
For the breakfast niche of this Sugar Land residence, Nina created a custom-stained wood design that was carefully built piece by piece while the inside of the niche is covered in grey tufting.

Describe your design approach and philosophy.

Our philosophy to design is to "Live Stylish". Environments dictate moods and creativity and therefore, there should also be a strong focus on environments as they affect all of us on a daily basis. Therefore, I first review a project by its surrounding environment and then its actual environment before starting the design process. 

What is the one design/decor you cannot imagine your clients living without?

Art and Natural Light. Art creates emotion which is extremely important to enhance surroundings and natural light enhances mood.

What is your idea of the 'ultimate luxury'?

Modern living with an emphasis on Feng Shui to enhance the energy of the home. Everything else is just the jewelry on top of an already beautiful canvas.

The family room features an array of custom pieces curated by Nina Magon. Twin Moooi Sofas are accented by a bench recovered in Brentano fabric from Donghia and side chairs recovered in ArcCom Fabric.
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