Kim Nadel, a green lifestyle design strategist, is an award-winning, certified interior designer and LEED Accredited Professional specializing in interiors that offer relaxed and inspired sustainable living.
Originally from Montreal, Nadel’s career took off in New York where she worked on projects including The Millennium Tower—the city’s first green condominium high-rise, the Ritz Carlton Penthouse, and the flow of space for Aveda salons nationwide. Hospitality Design magazine named her as one of “The Industry 20: Leaders In Innovation & Influence”.
Kim received her Masters of Science degree in Interior Design from Pratt Institute and studied Furniture Design at the Domus Academy in Milan. She has been a constant advocate for sustainable design and has been a keynote and panelist on the subject. She also served on the MFA faculty of the New York School of Interior Design and introduced green design into the studio curriculum. The book she co-authored, The Green Pages: The Contract Designer’s Guide to Environmentally Responsible Materials and Products, was a requisite for all Conde Nast 4 Times Square building tenants.
Kim’s design style, which incorporates the principles of Vastu, a holistic design approach, is highlighted in Kathleen Cox’s latest book, Space Matters. Kim’s broad knowledge, global travels and creative edge allow her to work within a diverse range of creative projects that promote eco-luxurious living.
Constantly innovating, Kim and her team research and incorporate the use of best-in-class building and sustainable design strategies with the goal of creating healthy and efficient environments. Her collaborative approach brings accomplished and skilled artisans to every project.
Now based in Southern California, Kim’s coastal home and design studio, “119 Living Studio”, was selected as one of twelve homes featured on the 2012 Dwell Modern Home Tour and received award recognition from CLCA and Silestone.
The studio provides services locally and internationally, and currently the team is working on a new construction home in La Jolla, an eco-luxury hotel project in Northern California and several residential projects in Venice, Italy.