How We Work
Nicole Lanteri Design was founded in 2009 and is built on Nicole's self-taught experience creating fresh, lively, and tailored-but-lived-in spaces for today’s modern families. We are a small interior decorating firm that specializes in decorating for clients with busy lives who want to make smart and stylish choices for their homes.
We offer practical, beautiful solutions. We are thorough in detail and thoughtful in selection. We help educate you on product offerings, costs, and caring for your items. We seek to manage expectations between you, vendors, trades, and our own team at the implementation phase. We never mark-up furnishings, and are transparent about our costs and time.
Aesthetically, Nicole mixes colors, styles, and sources to create original and unique interiors that reflect each client’s particular lifestyle, personality, and budget. Nicole and her team love layering new pieces with what clients already have, as well as using local and vintage sources to reduce the environmental impact of a redesign.
We believe that your home should be a reflection of your personal style. Our projects do generally lean more modern with a penchant for colorful choices, but always express the client’s style versus our own — and always with a focus on comfort and function. Each project has unique parameters that we love solving for — an oddly-shaped room, an inherited piano, four kids, two dogs… you get the idea!
"Nicole is The Best! She is creative, thoughtful, and incredibly well-organized. She's a fantastic listener with a unique ability to take a set of impressionistic ideas and turn them into a coherent design that truly reflects her clients' tastes. Her taste is impeccable, and she is able to come up with beautiful, functional, personalized solutions -- including kids' rooms and family areas (kitchens, entryways, family rooms). She works with contractors/builders/painters/wallpaper experts/etc.) who are all delightful and truly exceptional at what they do, which means that she's able to not only come up with brilliant plans, but also sees them through to completion. She's exceptional at design-on-a-budget, as well as high-end work, and does a great job working with clients everywhere along this spectrum. On top of all of that, she's an absolute delight to spend time with, and wizard-like in her efficiency. I couldn't recommend her more highly, and look forward to working with her again in the future."
E. Jacobs / Capitol Hill neighborhood, DC / Design Plan + Implementation
"I love Nicole! I just really enjoyed working with her. This was the first time I had used a designer and I'll never go back. Nicole saved me so much time. We bought our house and a year later, we are able to enjoy it to the fullest. Almost everything has been touched by Nicole. She has made it so much easier to make decisions. I would have been working on this project for years had it not been for her! Not to mention, our home is kid-friendly and also so much fun."
K. Mistretta / Palisades neighborhood, DC / Design Plan + Implementation