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Dazzling Design

by habituallychic

09 . 17 . 12
I love talking to other new authors about the process of making a book.  We all agree that there was a huge learning curve but now that we know what we’re doing, we’re ready to start book two. Such is the case with interior designer Amanda Nisbet.  Her new book Dazzling Design has just been released and I can say for sure that it will dazzle you as well. The book follows her process of design which she says, is the “method to my madness.” One of the things I learned before making my book is that you have to give readers new photos that they haven’t already seen online.  Every project in Amanda’s book was shot new and 90% of it has never been seen before.  She hopes that they book will help the average person but I think even a design professional will learn something from her fearless use of color. Although, she did make sure to note that there are some neutral projects.  
What’s not neutral is her terribly chic office.  It is conveniently located right across the hall from her apartment but maybe not for long.  Her business is doing so well that they it might be time to look for a bigger space.  With moving comes redecorating and I’m already calling dibs on the two acid green leather upholstered guest chairs above.  (And the Celine bag too.)  Color extends to every facet of Amanda’s life and probably has something to do with her lovely, happy demeanor.  She is one of the people I always love running into on the Upper East Side and I’m so proud of her new book.  I hope you will check it out and attend one of her book signings.  The first of which will be held in New York this week.  
Dazzling Design Book Signing
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
6:00 – 8:00pm
Archivia Books
993 Lexington Avenue
between 71st and 72nd Streets 
New York, NY 10021

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

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  1. katiedid September 18, 2012 | 2:16 am

    So fun to see into other designers’ work spaces! I love the idea of the comfortable seating in front of the pin-up wall for client presentations!

  2. One bolt short of a toolbox September 18, 2012 | 2:26 am

    That’s right up the block from me! I’ll have to check out the book signing!

    Jan @Door251

  3. Maryl September 18, 2012 | 2:31 am

    I love the yellow accents. They’re dazzling like the book. Will look for it.

  4. dervla kelly September 18, 2012 | 3:01 am

    great post on Amanda! It was so lovely to meet you and hopefully I’ll see you at one of the book signings this week!

  5. Sal September 18, 2012 | 3:13 am

    Oh my goodness how lovely! My biggest fetish is collecting beautiful coffee table books on interiors and style- i love the rich yellow hue to this and I’m sure the book is a gem! xo Sallie


  6. Elements September 18, 2012 | 6:14 am

    I love that inspiration wall the colour is perfect.

  7. KatrinaG September 18, 2012 | 7:12 am

    OMG, another inspiring post! I’d love and would be more that happy to work there. Just to make coffe, I don’t care. Bravo both! I ‘ll definatelly going to buy the book.

    Check here if you want:


    The latest fall post, is oe of my favourites!

  8. Inner Outer Beauty September 18, 2012 | 9:18 am

    Very inspiring office!

  9. Karena September 18, 2012 | 3:52 pm

    A wonderful, inspirational design space;love Amanda’s style!

    Art by Karena

  10. 5wsofdesign September 18, 2012 | 4:24 pm

    WOW! She is such a lovely person and such a talented designer and I can’t wait to see her book! (Could be talking about either of you, actually!)

    I’m guessing those are Amanda’s fabrics? Also, that desk is amazing… Any info on that? (I will not ask about the chairs since you have dibs on them!)

    And by the way, I would TOTALLY love an office exactly like that when I “grow up”!


  11. Liz Carroll Interiors September 19, 2012 | 11:55 am

    Love seeing other designer’s offices and Amanda’s is great! Thanks for sharing!!

    Liz Carroll

  12. janfaw September 19, 2012 | 3:35 pm

    I love the color! Thanks for the posting. What I think rings most true is your comment “” One of the things I learned before making my book is that you have to give readers new photos that they haven’t already seen online.”

    The new Domino magazine was such a disappointment because there wasn’t anything we hadn’t already seen. It felt like a rip-off!

  13. Unknown September 20, 2012 | 12:26 am

    Great use of color!