Michelle Nussbaumer - AD100


"Nussbaumer is the guru of the grand gesture—juicy palettes, patterns that twist and shout, and a magpie array of influences given dazzling tribute in Wanderlust: Interiors That Bring the World Home (Rizzoli), a punchy 2016 shot-across-the-decorating-bow book that has become a cult favorite. “I never worked for anyone before,” the high-style autodidact explains. “I started out on my own.” In the decades that have followed, the globe- trotting Nussbaumer has made an international splash from her perch in Dallas, where the epicenter of her empire is the phantasmagorical showroom Ceylon et Cie. Current projects range from a hacienda in San Antonio to a Georgian house in the Cotswolds to a neo-Mayan residence in her home city, and she’s also worked her magic on Clarence House fabrics, Addison Weeks hardware, and Exquisite Surfaces tile. ceylonetcie.com
Palampur parrot fabric; $145 per yard. ceylonetcie.com. Image courtesy of Ceylon et Cie.


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