Charleston Style and Design

FALL 2015

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D E S I G N AT H O M E If you were to describe inte- rior designer Nicole Norris' aesthetic, words like this might come to mind: classic, eclectic, modern. "I'm a Southerner at heart, but I've traveled exten- sively and seen a lot of the world," Norris says. "I like to introduce my clients to interest- ing art and unique fnds. That's what they like—the interjection of a unique found object or A WORLD OF INSPIRATION BY E LI ZAB ETH PAN DOLFI | PHOTOG RAPHY BY HOLG E R OB E NAUS 244 CSD piece of art." Norris comes by her love for travel naturally. Her father was a pilot in the Air Force, and Norris grew up on military bases in Germany, England and Japan. After moving back to the States in her teens, she graduated from Florida State University with a degree in interior design. Later, she married an Air Force pilot, and they have lived in San Diego, Las Vegas, and Denton, Florida. Finally, the family settled permanently in Sumter, South Carolina. It was in Sumter that Norris opened her interior design business, which includes design services as well as a retail store that sells everything from furni- ture to small home accessories. "I go to market three or four times a year in Atlanta and High nicole norris creates modern interiors with eclectic accents Point [North Carolina]," Norris says. "So I have a great working knowledge of what's out there as far as trends and products. We sell everything—rugs, art, furniture, custom draperies. We do a turnkey service, too, if the client wants that." About a year ago, she also opened a satellite offce in Mount Pleasant. Norris holds offce hours there every

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