Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Design Award! Stop Da Presses.......

I finally get to share this bit of news that I've been holding in for a few weeks. I've been selected as the recipient of the Z Gallerie 2013 Fall/Winter Design Award.
Humbled, honored, blessed are just a few of the words I can find to describe how this feels. 
As many of you know, I'm not a classically trained designer. I'm just a girl who followed her passion/obsession for design, studied quietly, worked my way up from the bottom, by learning the gritty work of the trade and now here we are. 
Thankful for all the clients who have handed over their keys, and cash, and trusted me to work my magic.
Thankful even more for having the best design team a girl could ask for - hats off to Debbie, Shaggy, Roy, Dennis and Tamisha for making me look good. The bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne that came with that award will be shared!
Here are a few of the the projects, featuring Z Gallerie pieces, that I submitted.

Sophie Mirrored Dining Table and mirrored buffet.
Brooke Hexagon Coffee Table
Venezia Chandelier
Z Gallerie accessories including the Alligator Bookend
Astair Nesting Tables
 Thanks even more to all of you for following along this little journey. And huge thanks to the hubby and Xavier for tolerating my insane work schedule and loving and supporting me through it all. Hugs and Besos. Now back to work!


  1. Congratulations! That's such an honor...
    Thank you for sharing, as it's so inspiring for everyone who reads your blog.
    Happy Holidays,

  2. congrats!! This is BIG!!! I'm so happy for you and this amazing accomplishment. The first of many recognitions I know!

  3. Way to go Nicole!!!!! You are a jewel! Love what you do!

  4. ah so amazing! your designs are gorgeous and this award was well-deserved for sure. you are definitely an inspiration!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  5. Congratulations to you all! Fantastic work and you deserve it all. Love those black and white backed chairs!!! Happy Holidays! xoxo Nancy

  6. Many congrats to you!! Love the spaces. you totally deserved the win! xo

  7. Yeah Baby!! I wish I was at the party! Your emails will soon be flooded. Well deserved and you earned every bit of this.

  8. Congratulations! LOVE your bold use of color. Stunning


  9. Wonderful! Heartfelt Congratulations! You've got great style!

  10. congratulations!!!! you deserve it, you have impeccable talent

  11. Thanks so much for all the kudos. Much appreciated!

  12. Wow! This is big Nicole!! Your work is great so this is well deserved!

  13. So well deserved! I love your style and all your mixing!


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