Amanda Nisbet Interior Design

June 29, 2009

Have you visited the online portfolio of New York Interior Designer Amanda Nisbet? No, you say? Time to change this and peek into her perfectly designed rooms along with me. I spotted her in a recent issue of Elle Decor and well all I can say is don’t expect minimalistic, Plain Jane, or mostly neutrals with Ms. Nisbet. Oh no. She goes big, bold and all fancy-like and you most certainly won’t be catalog shopping with her at West Elm. She’ll introduce you to fabric lines you can’t pronounce. She may paint your crown moldings purple. And if given the chance, Nisbet will deck out your daughter’s bedroom so exquisitely that your little princess just may stop texting long enough to thank you. And your fear of mixing patterns or how to make purple look grown up? Gone, abracadabra… poof!

Amanda Nisbet Interior Design

Amanda Nisbet Interior Design

Amanda Nisbet Interior Design

If I could rewind and be a purple-loving one eye one horned tweenster again, I’d surely want this room to be my own. Okay, maybe part of me wants this room now.

Amanda Nisbet Interior Design

Check this out… monogrammed towel perfectly placed, gorgeous silver leather pouf for resting fashion mags, ledge for a glass of wine, gorgeous soaking tub surrounded by lush pink floral wallpaper. Yes, please. I’ll be over at 7:00 with lavender balt salts and a bottle of Riesling.

(images: amanda nisbet design)


  • Reply Corin Jones June 29, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Oh SO beautiful! Love love love!

  • Reply Leslie June 29, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Love, love, love all the purple. It’s my fave. And that yellow couch…to die for!
    .-= Leslie´s last blog ..Pregnancy Dreams =-.

  • Reply Heather June 29, 2009 at 10:59 am

    I love that purple roman shade!
    .-= Heather´s last blog ..A Garden Painting =-.

  • Reply Tricia June 29, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Wow, the chrome saw horses are great!! Love the happy reflection that they create!!
    .-= Tricia´s last blog ..No More Mundane =-.

  • Reply lindsay June 29, 2009 at 11:16 am

    I’ve had that bathroom in my inspiration files for a looonnnggg time. I absolutely love it!
    .-= lindsay´s last blog ..I’ll be wearing a little black dress, but… =-.

  • Reply Shanon June 29, 2009 at 11:24 am

    The artwork surrounding that first bed is so divine. =)
    .-= Shanon´s last blog ..More Like It Each Day =-.

  • Reply simply hue June 29, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Wow, you’ve been a busy lady this morning, Holly! What beautiful images to greet us when we wake up. :)
    .-= simply hue´s last blog ..Guest Poster ~ Gathering Spriggs =-.

    • Reply decor8 June 29, 2009 at 11:37 am

      Thanks Simply Hue! :) I am trying to post earlier and then spend my afternoons packing and showing my house, running errands, and working of course too. :) I have a lot to do for my move so I’m trying to be as organized as possible.

  • Reply Earthy Beginnings June 29, 2009 at 11:28 am

    LOVE the desk with chrome legs… Looks like one from Ikea but nicer…
    .-= Earthy Beginnings´s last blog ..Oscar De La Renta – Girls =-.

  • Reply Brooke H June 29, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Wow, how I love rooms with great pattern combos. Thanks for sharing!
    .-= Brooke H´s last blog ..Summer Suits =-.

  • Reply Teak Vanity Sets June 29, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    i am a interior decorator, and i am very particular about the designs used in my home
    after seeing your pictures i am more desperate to do something similar to all the possible rooms in my home too

  • Reply Katie Stephenson June 29, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Great posts today, Holly. This one is especially fun.
    .-= Katie Stephenson´s last blog ..I have a secret… =-.

  • Reply Boston June 29, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    I love the couch. It is so pretty and bright.

  • Reply The Buzz - Diane James Home June 29, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    We love a designer who isn’t afraid of color and pattern. Amanda’s aesthetic has a certain “joie de vivre” – who wouldn’t love waking up to such beauty!
    .-= The Buzz – Diane James Home´s last blog ..Q & A with Sharyn Blond =-.

  • Reply SixDifferentWays June 29, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Wow! I love every one of these. Maybe she’ll come to my house…
    .-= SixDifferentWays´s last blog ..Subjects =-.

  • Reply Carrie June 29, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    I’m usually not a huge fan of purple but the way she used so many different shades of it is great – and combined with the pops of yellow it’s really amazing. Especially the yellow couch. Adore it!

  • Reply Amy June 29, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    These rooms are fantastic! I want a huge round light fixture!
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Monday Etsy 5 =-.

  • Reply tiina June 29, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    i need to add that purple and yellow into my color inspiration map!!
    .-= tiina´s last blog happiest moment this weekend =-.

  • Reply Jennifer June 29, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Oh how gorgeous. Thank you so much for introducing me to this fabulous woman with colour and style. I just love it all and want it all.
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Entrancing and Enticing =-.

  • Reply shoshana gosselin June 29, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I am a fan also. She has the 3 Bs – Big, Bold and Beautiful!! I get inspired by designers that think colorfully outside the box. ;)

  • Reply Jess @ The Finer Things June 30, 2009 at 7:26 am

    I am loving the purple– I just convinced my hubby to let me purchase the Martha Stewart bloomery rug in lilac– it’s such a happy peaceful color. Love these photos!!
    .-= Jess @ The Finer Things´s last blog ..Growing Trend: The Baby Bump =-.

  • Reply ruth June 30, 2009 at 8:16 am

    anyone know where to get the computer table? its fab!

  • Reply Kate (Birdcage Cards) June 30, 2009 at 8:29 am

    When I scrolled down to that yellow couch I quietly exhaled an awe inspired “wow”. Its lovely, in fact each room was lovely and completely inspiring. So, glad you shared this as I am still waiting for my 1st issue of Elle Decor to arrive.
    .-= Kate (Birdcage Cards)´s last blog ..A Good Find… =-.

  • Reply Penny Patten June 30, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Love all the colors and bold prints!!!
    .-= Penny Patten´s last blog ..Picking Strawberrys… =-.

  • Reply Chesa June 30, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Love her work, the Jewel Tones article in House Beautiful was the beginning of my obsession and it has greatly influenced my master bedroom. Fab!

  • Reply simply hue June 30, 2009 at 11:00 am

    You go girl! :) I wish I had a fraction of your enery.
    .-= simply hue´s last blog ..Gabrielle Kai Giveaway Tomorrow! =-.

  • Reply Travelingmama June 30, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    That desk looks very similar to the one that I have been eying over at Jonathon Adler:
    It is amazing!
    Holly, I LOVE that girl’s room and so does my daughter. That is exactly the kind of inspiration I have been looking for! Preteen is such a hard age to decorate for because they are not little kids anymore, but they are not grown up either. I think that room is such a great blend!

    BTW- if you ever want one of those poufs just let me know. I have them all over my house because I can get them super cheap here. I think I only paid about 40USD for the most expensive one and some were less than 20USD. Then again, you could just hop on a plane and visit Morocco! :-)
    .-= Travelingmama´s last blog ..road less {traveled} =-.

  • Reply Charise July 1, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Brilliant and refreshing!
    Love how she uses Pops of color in her designs!

  • Reply Cherry@NewburghRestoration July 1, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    those rooms are so chic! I love how the yellow couch looks in that room. This is the kinda flare I’d like to mix in in my own home.
    .-= Cherry@NewburghRestoration´s last blog ..Newburgh Publishing Company featured in Vanity Fair =-.

  • Reply cityhomegirl July 1, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    i love all the color! Very inspiring. I would love to see some of your work on the site below. Share you style with California!

  • Reply Interior Dec July 5, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Those colors are so vivid, yet grown-up enough. Absolutely beautiful, especially the chartreuse accents.
    .-= Interior Dec´s last blog ..Custom Valances Prices Cut =-.

  • Reply Jackie July 8, 2009 at 1:18 am

    .-= Jackie´s last blog ..Fashion Show Ideas =-.

  • Reply Knutsford Plasterer July 11, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    I like the paer in the bathroom but I’d be worried about it peeling being so close to the bath. I soppose it’s OK if the room is big and well ventilated.

  • Reply Cristin September 21, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Love Amanda. She is one of my favs.

    .-= Cristin´s last blog ..Jennifer Jacobson Photography and How To Photograph Your Life Giveaway =-.

  • Reply arumib June 22, 2010 at 3:54 am

    I love decorating with green for a rich, natural, earthy, comfortable atmosphere.

  • Reply Joan Waddell May 30, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Holly – Just discovered your great blog! And I’m so glad you featured my friend, Amanda Nisbet. We were in a designer’s forum group in NYC together for six years. I love her work! And she’s funny too!!!

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