Six months after our wedding my husband and I purchased our first home together. Our eclectic Southwest hills home was originally built-in 1890, with a modern kitchen addition and renovation of the main floor family space occurring several years ago. As newlyweds, we quickly realized that blending our furniture and individual styles was going to be a challenge. We recognized the need for a third-party to blend our aesthetics and help create an overall design flow to the house. After interviewing a designer who was not interested in working with us in a collaborative way, I grew weary of the idea entirely. I eventually found Nifelle Design through the firm’s rave reviews on Angie’s List. At the time of our initial meeting I was four months pregnant and eager to have a finished home to bring our son home to. After meeting with Jennifer I immediately felt comfortable with her aesthetic and approach.
I wanted an acquired look but it needed to be brought together quickly, before my son was born. With Jennifer’s guidance our home is now filled with custom window coverings, hand-knotted rugs, incredible art, and a beautiful collection of refurbished antiques mixed with new upholstery pieces. Sentimental family pieces were incorporated into the design as well. My mother’s Chinese silk rug became the inspiration piece for the guest room and several chairs have been thoughtfully reupholstered and given a second lease on life.
It was important to me to be involved in every decision of the process, so Jennifer and I worked closely together to first draft up a plan and then begin filling in the spaces. She thoughtfully considered my requests, and brought me options at different price points for each room. Knowing that my husband has more modern tastes than I, Jennifer made suggestions for modern light fixtures and touches in several rooms to balance our styles. Each room is unique in design while still fitting into the greater picture of the house. My absolute favorite room is my son’s nursery. It is, in my opinion, completely magazine-worthy!
Jennifer worked with relentless enthusiasm and professionalism that made it a real joy to have her around. She had a broad set of talents that make her the perfect companion to an antique store or art gallery.
Nifelle Design has become my one-stop shop for all our design-related needs. Jennifer has a nurseryman’s license and replenished my indoor orchids as needed. She has even been known to plant new flowers in the outside planters, which leaves my husband thoroughly confused, as he knows I have never planted a thing in my life! During the holiday, I asked Jennifer if she would decorate both the exterior and interior of our home. Our home (and especially our tree) was a showpiece.
Our home is beautiful and a joy to come home to. Our friends and family marvel at how beautiful it turned out, and at how functional and useable our furniture is. It has been a wonderful experience working with Jennifer and her team, and I can’t imagine our house being as perfect without her.