Getting ready for the holidays, and concluding another successful season of my flag program Collecting Design, with hosting the master of interior décor, Joe Nahem. The secret of crafting great, successful, timeless, elegant interiors is one which has occupied those creating and those seeking to live in good interiors which enhance and express who they are. Joe Nahem of Fox Nahem has accomplished the formula of making refined interiors that stand the test of time. My conclusion following his remarkable presentation yesterday, is that it is the rare combination of experience, exposure, trained eye, knowledge of history, endless passion, craving for the best, and being an open minded, which is perhaps the formula for creating interiors on such a level. I should not forget that it is also about the personality, the kindness, generosity, and warmth. All of these qualities are exemplified in his personality and in practice, which is devoted to curated interiors; each is different; each has a story; each reflects those living in it; and each consists of objects acquired all over the world, and interwoven within the spaces. Nahem, who started practicing interior design at 22 (!), has had his interiors in such iconic buildings as a Stanford White townhouse in NY; a Charles Gwathmey residence in Aspen; a Richard Meier house in NJ; an Annabelle Selldorf home in Sagaponack; a Robert Stern townhouse in NY; and is regular in such prestigious lists as AD 100; Elle Decor A-List-Top 25; New York Magazine’s Top 100; and New York Spaces Top 50 Designers. Thank you, Joe Nahem, for the generosity and chic presentation. It was a great conclusion to the Fall 2018 Season of Collecting Design. All images are courtesy of Fox Nahem.
The program Collecting Design will be moving to the AIA/Center for Architecture in the Spring of 2019 and registration is open.