Armed with a degree in architecture from Columbia University, Nick Olsen shifted career paths after reading about decorator Miles Redd in a fashion magazine. Hired to assist Redd fresh out of college, he learned the business of design while transforming his own studio apartment with color, personal treasures and ingenuity. That space landed on the cover of Domino magazine in 2006. Having launched his own firm in early 2010, Nick creates comfortable interiors that nod to the past while maintaining a sense of humor and whimsy. He mixes antiques and modern artwork with signature élan, never one to shy from bold color, pattern, or an overscale gesture.
Recent projects include a Greek Revival townhouse in Brooklyn Heights, a classic six on Fifth Avenue, and summer homes on Nantucket and in Sag Harbor, New York. In addition to Domino his work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Veranda, House Beautiful, British Homes & Gardens, the Wall Street Journal, and Traditional Home. In August 2013 one of Nick’s first decorating projects made the cover of The World of Interiors. He currently resides in downtown Manhattan and keeps coffee table books as pets.Read More + Read Less -
High Drama Reigns at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House
Designers bring moodiness and theatrics to this year’s New York interiors extravaganza, staged within a Georgian townhouse on the Upper East Side.