While studying at the University of Western Ontario (BA 2007), Nicole spent two summers interning for Tory Burch at her New York City design studio. During her Big Apple experience, Nicole developed her appreciation for and love of fabrics, colours and pattern, and discovered the world of all things vintage. Once back home, Nicole made a natural transition into the world of residential design and became a member of Sarah's team in 2009. In addition to her work as a project manager on private client projects, she has also worked on several seasons on the production side.
Nicole loves to work with soft palettes and injects colourful accents to add pizzazz to each and every project. Clients appreciate Nicole's fresh and sophisticated style, her attention to detail, her strong organizational skills (and her sweet yet confident demeanour). With each job, Nicole understands the need to achieve the perfect balance of style and function.
Nicole loves to travel with her husband Isaac and draws inspiration from the different sights, smells and sounds encountered when exploring the corners of Europe, South America and most recently South East Asia. When Nicole is not globe trotting and working on client projects, she can be found at her cottage in Muskoka, relaxing and recharging lakeside with friends and family.
Nicole's Design Equation:
THING YOU WOULD BUY FOR YOUR HOME IF MONEY WERE NO OBJECT
An original Andy Warhol
FAVOURITE DESIGN BOOK? WHY?
‘Style and Substance: The Best of Elle Décor’
IF YOU WERE A FABRIC, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?
Cashmere, because it luxurious, comfortable & versatile
FAVOURITE SPACE YOU'VE DESIGNED
My sister’s house because I had total and complete creative freedom
NEUTRAL/COLOUR DESIGN RATIO? (PERCENTAGE)
60% / 40%
FAVOURITE FASHION DESIGNER?
NEXT DREAM VACATION DESTINATION?
Four Seasons Hotel and Resort Koh Samui, Thailand
MY STYLE ICON IS...
Jackie Kennedy Onassis
MY STYLE WOULD BE DESCRIBED BY MY COLLEAGUES AS...
Fresh, stylish and sophisticated yet practical and inviting