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The A List: Amanda Nisbet

Despite her formal art history training and years at Christie’s auction house, Amanda Nisbet, prefers to upend the usual design rules, in favor of a fresh, energetic approach that draws as much upon intuition as tradition. Mixing function and style, classical motifs and contemporary idioms, in rich and unexpected ways, Nisbet never loses her sense of wit and whimsy.

Interior designer Amanda Nisbet.
View of a very special chandelier by below.

Despite her formal art history training and years at Christie’s auction house, Amanda Nisbet prefers to upend the usual design rules, in favor of a fresh, energetic approach that draws as much upon intuition as tradition. Mixing function and style, classical motifs and contemporary idioms, in rich and unexpected ways, Nisbet never loses her sense of wit and whimsy. According to Nisbet, a designer’s first and foremost job is to create a home for living that answers a client’s needs, wishes, and dreams. Incredible style does not fall victim to function in Nisbet’s carefully curated designs. Instead, her designs lie in the perfect equilibrium of splendor and practicality.

Striking living area by Interior Designer Amanda Nisbet featuring classy bright blue velvet sofa and poufs.

The importance of craftsmanship lies in the attention to detail. In a sense, it is the purest form of creativity, turning mere thought into reality. The quality provided through craftsmanship is unparalleled and cannot be replicated or mass-produced. I believe it is not only the duty of a designer, but also the responsibility of all, to support and ensure the continued practice of artisanship.

What does "Made in Italy” mean to you?

For me, the words "Made in Italy” are a celebration of craftsmanship. Beauty, quality, pride, and heritage are reflected in each unique product. The work of several different artisans to create one piece is a testament to the Italians’ pride of their many crafts.

Who/what has inspired the most your work and style?

During my junior year of college, I studied abroad in Florence. This experience has proved incredibly pivotal in my life and career. Love and passion are inherent in the lives of Italians: the way they dress, cook, talk, and conduct their day, especially. This unpretentious joyful outlook is a driving tenant in my designs. 

Another striking color combination by Amanda Nisbet - lime green and antique pink are just a perfect match.
Splendid dining area featuring a round table and a romantic tabletop with crystal candelabras.

Describe your design approach and philosophy.

My design approach is highly personalized for every client. While always fusing a client’s practical needs with their aesthetic aspirations, there is no “design formula.” I want every space to be luxurious and livable. Each home should embody and reflect the individuality of the client.

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

Gorgeous linens and a luxurious bed. Nothing is more powerful than a great night’s sleep.

What is your idea of the "Ultimate Luxury”?

The ultimate luxury is good health and loved ones to enjoy it with you. There is tremendous power to be in the most healing of all- a home. 

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The Collection

Fossilia White Vase
Fos Ceramiche
Fossilia White Vase
$390
Customizable Customizable
67 Iron Vase Holder
Marco Gaviraghi Calloni
67 Iron Vase Holder
$830
Customizable Customizable
Small Black Corallo Vase
Ceramiche Dal Prà
Small Black Corallo Vase
$350
Customizable Customizable
Set of 3 Eye Plates for Six
Ceramica Pinto
Set of 3 Eye Plates for Six
$720
Casa Gialla Sculpture
Roberto Cambi
Casa Gialla Sculpture
$3,450

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