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Dialogues on Design with Michelle Nussbaumer

  • New York School of Interior Design 170 East 70th Street New York, NY, 10021 United States (map)
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Dialogues on Design consists of a series of four moderated conversations with prominent interior designers where each discusses their approach to their own work — their inspiration and influences, their response to trends, and the evolution of the field, accompanied by a reception.

Thank you to our sponsors Ingrid Edelman, Susan Zises Green, Ellen Kravet/Kravet, Inc., Benjamin Moore & Co., and Peter Pennoyer.

For more information, contact Samantha Fingleton at 212-472-1500, ext. 431 or by email at

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About Michelle Nussbaumer

Acclaimed Interior Designer and trailblazer, Michelle Nussbaumer, is consistently named among the top designers and tastemakers in the country. Her projects and designs are frequently featured in the pages of leading national and international publications including House Beautiful, Elle Décor, Veranda, Architectural Digest, Marie Claire and German Elle Décor.  With offices based in Dallas and Switzerland, Michelle’s interiors combine a fearless use of color and reflect an eclectic, yet timeless mix of bold patterns and influences from around the world to create her unmistakable signature style. In 2009, she was honored as one of Elle Decor's ‘Five Leading Women in Design’ and one of her projects was named one of Veranda’s ‘25 Most Beautiful Rooms.’ In 2019, she was on the cover of Architectural Digest’s April issue and nominated as House Beautiful 2019 Kitchen of the Year.

Globe-trotting Nussbaumer, channels her style and inspiration from the places she has lived and traveled such as Italy, Asia, Mexico, Switzerland, Morocco, Africa and India. Elle Décor has called her “a fearless style monger known for her dizzying trove of antiques and signature line of furniture and lighting.” Nussbaumer's Dallas showroom Ceylon et Cie is home to her furniture collection Ceylon et Cie Portfolio, her eponymous Michelle Nussbaumer Fabric lines, and celebrated Rock Candy line of jewelry, jewel-encrusted boxes and trays. A collection of 18th, 19th and 20th century antiques and textiles are also showcased from her exotic travels. 

Michelle has collaborated on various projects including wallpaper with Gracie Studio, Mexican glassware, Delft tabletop, a Gwyneth Paltrow Goop pop-up shop, plus modern wallpaper with the Newlon Collection. She has developed her own line of textiles, Michelle Nussbaumer Fabrics (a modern interpretation of classic ikats and indigenous patterns and prints) with Design Legacy and a new line launching in 2020 with Vervain. She soon will be launching numerous additional lines, such as; tile, interior & exterior lighting, range hoods, hardware, and collaboration wallpaper. Michelle’s travel and design blog “Dreaming in Color” and her design projects are the inspiration behind her newly released book, Wanderlust – Interiors that Bring the World Home with Rizzoli Books and she is currently in the process of working on her new book about Mexico.

About Dennis Scully


Dennis Scully is the host of the weekly BOH podcast, where he explores the changes and challenges facing the interior design community through interviews with industry thought leaders, entrepreneurs and creatives. He is also the vice president of sales and marketing at luxury textiles company Castel. Scully was previously a business development consultant for major trade brands, and has held sales and marketing roles at Domino, Waterworks and Twill Textiles. In his Market Watch columns, Scully calls upon his background as an analyst and longtime securities trader as he explores the ins and outs of the home industry’s publicly traded businesses.

Earlier Event: February 6
Dialogues on Design with Juan Montoya