Designer Sandra Nunnerley an Expert in Detail
The work of US-based interior designer Sandra Nunnerley features in a recent French special of Architectural Digest, ‘Le Grand Guide 2019’ – ‘The 100 Decorators of the Moment’, as well as in Hamptons Cottages & Gardens magazine.
From New York, where her practice is located, Nunnerley seeks to create “interiors that are not only beautiful to look at, but that people actually use,” AD reports.
Since opening her agency in Manhattan in 1986, the magazine explains, Nunnerley has designed private residences around the world. All of her décors are characterised by a kind of light-handed sophistication, with contemporary artworks playing a key role.
In Southampton, Nunnerley recently redesigned the home of US parenting and lifestyle author, Erika Katz. The five-bedroom home is featured in the September/October issue of HC&G magazine.
In an effort to echo the nearby sandy beaches, Nunnerley saw to it that the wood floors of the property were bleached, David Masello writes for HC&G. Nunnerley insisted, too, on there being a larger doorway connecting the dining room and kitchen, because, as the owner explains, “We wanted this house to flow. Everything was to be breezy, effortless, casual: a place for easy summer living.”
Masello writes in the article that Nunnerley is just as adept at designing custom furniture, and among her hallmarks in the Southampton home are airy sculptural bases for large sofas, notably in the living room where they appear “lifted from the floor”, Katz says.
“Sandra finishes everything down to the tiniest accents,” Katz continues. “She completes projects. My eyes still move around these rooms taking in all the details.”
According to AD, in the past several months Nunnerley has also been busy with two residential projects, one on New York’s Upper East Side and the other in Hong Kong. She also has commissions underway in Berlin and Houston, along with a private island in New Zealand, in addition to her furniture line, which she continues to expand.
Original article by Architectural Digest, September 2019.
Photo by Stephen Kent Johnson.