Our faves from BD West 2017

Our faves from BD West 2017

We recently attended the Boutique Design Show, BDWest 2017. We enjoyed informative lectures; learning about and seeing new products; talking to the vendors representatives, designers, and consumers; and Interacting with the people involved…
Biophilic and Biomorphic Design

Biophilic and Biomorphic Design

What are biophilic and biomorphic design? Biophilia is a term popularized by Harvard University myrmecologist and conservationist E.O. Wilson to describe the extent to which humans are hard-wired to need connection with nature and other forms…
Tips For A Toxin Free Home

Tips For A Toxin Free Home

Cost, performance and aesthetics are important in home design.  Most people don't consider that their spaces can become toxic from the materials used, from construction glues to carpeting, and these toxins or VOCs (volatile organic compounds)…

La Costa Film Festival – VIP, Filmmakers & Media Lounge Design

For the fourth year, the La Costa Film Festival brought Hollywood back to North San Diego at the beautiful Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. Kim Nadel had the luxurious job of designing the VIP Filmmaker and Media Lounge at the Festival. She transformed…
To Dine For with Rancho Valencia

To Dine For with Rancho Valencia

We were so happy to be a part of the 2016 Modern Luxury Magazine's To Dine For Event, which took place late September at The Alexandria at Torrey Pines's The Farmer and the Seahorse by well-known local chef, Brian Malarkey. For this event, top…
Man Glam

Man Glam

On June 19th, we will all be celebrating the special men in our lives - our dads! Although Anthropology dinnerware sets and velvet curtain fabric swatches might not always keep their attention the way it does ours, we know of a few things that…

119 Living Studio - a Model

119 living studio is so much more than a home (and now a beautiful backdrop for Modern Luxury's 2016 Women to Watch shout-out!) for Kim and her two fur babies, Summer and Taj. It's also the fully integrated work space for kim nadel interiors…

Earth Day Picks: Eco-Luxurious Living

Representatives of over 150 countries, including the United States and China, gathered at U.N. headquarters in New York on Friday, April 22, 2016 - Earth Day - to sign the Paris Agreement, which contains pledges to reduce environment-damaging…

Inspirations From Europe with Love

I just returned from travels to Europe which included hotspots like Barcelona and Venice. This designer experience will always be cherished! It all started with an invited tour from the Cosentino Group (the Silestone company) to visit their…

Design and The Number 8

Everyone has a story, a favorite number, an amulet of power, hope or luck. A sign, something that gives one a positive emotional connection to something. Often, it's something that shows up repetitively in our daily lives. For me, it's numbers…

Green Design - Toto's Treat

The newest trend in the design world is allowing certain aspects of the home which were previously overlooked to become stand-out show stoppers. For example, bulky, wall mounted metal range hoods now come in innovative models that resemble…

Trip to Bali: Sustainable Luxury

  As many of you may know, I had the immense pleasure of traveling to Indonesia last month, accompanied by my mother. The scenery was of course breathtaking. Traveling to different islands and being immersed in the remarkably friendly,…

Industrial Urban Eco Chic

Gone are the days of simply relying on just one style to describe a space - design is much more complex now. When we begin to develop a project, we create a complex style that becomes unique for each of our clients. There's Coastal Contemporary,…

The Cardiff Canyon House

As some of you may know, we've been working on a huge project, which we now refer to as Cardiff by the Sea Estate - nestled on top of a gorgeous canyon, overlooking the ocean.  The house had been sitting for quite a while when we were called…

Tree Nesting

Some of the best moments spent as a designer are in the traveling we do. Whether for a family affair or a mini vacation, it is so refreshing to get out of our own work bubble to enjoy the spaces that inspire others. Last week, Kim traveled to…

Head over Heels for Chaises

When ONE KINGS LANE asked me to write a blog post in honor of Fashion Week, I jumped at the chance to discuss the link between fashion and décor. I was asked to pair “to-die-for” designer shoes with a covetable chaise longue and of course,…

Solar Energy

Solar Panels Installed at 119! We have been waiting for the moment to see the meter running in reverse….another sunny day in California! We passed inspection and are ready to go. New and improved panels from Solar World have individual inverters…

Gorgeous Tiles Part 2

It’s true that a space “speaks” to me and I get a feeling and a vision about the best solution for each room. For the main bathroom, a large format tile was the answer. I love glass! Although I love glass mosaic tile, i was looking for…

Gorgeous Tiles Part 1

How to choose tiles for myself? As an interior designer, I can make wonderful suggestions for my clients, but for myself? It’s not a question of finding beautiful tile choices – they are abundant – but how to narrow it down to 4 choices…

The Avocado Tree

119 came with a tree – that is, the land came with a beautiful plentiful ancient avocado tree.The dilemma-the backyard was so small already , so do we keep this tree and work around it, move it, or remove it? The tree was in bad need of pruning,…

Greenbuild NEXT 2011

Here iI am in Toronto, in my home country, at the Green build Conference 2011! ” We must leave oil before it leaves us”- Faith Birol, chief economist, Environmental International Agency) This morning, Amory Lovins of the RMI spoke abou…

simply:119: the making of a green home

there is nothing simple about 119… searching for a name for my green showhouse did come easily: 119…i believe in the power of numbers… ’119′ -a combination of ones and nines- …”a new door has opened for you as a product of your…

NICHE design is au courant!

NICHE design is now current and in the now , now that we are blogging… and we have alot to say, so please check in on us periodically and let us know your thoughts! Our interests are: sustainability interior design and architecture graphic…