Meet The Team
Nina has always been passionate about art and design. She graduated from Brooklyn College with a degree in Fine Arts and began her career as a fashion stylist. She opened her first business as a textiles and wall coverings designer and specialist, then transitioned into real estate where she bought and renovated houses. Most interested in the artistic angle of construction and real estate, Nina combined her experience and creativity and launched her eponymous firm in 2012.
NCD’s signature style is a blend of modern/contemporary, transitional and eclectic themes. Nina mixes the various designs harmoniously to create a warm, stylish and sophisticated environment. Whatever the residential project is, be it for working, living, relaxing, entertaining and more, her philosophy is that interiors should be beautiful and functional. While her seemingly effortless sense of style is reflected in every detail, Nina stays mindful of her client’s unique lifestyles and goals. She is often praised for her ability to make them feel at ease and understood, as she listens to and forms a personal bond with everyone she works for during the makeover process.
A native New Yorker, Nina specializes in apartments and homes in Manhattan and Long Island, including the Hamptons and the North Fork.
Since its inception, NCD has won various awards and recognition from magazines and publications.
Samantha is a gifted artist, born with the natural ability to draw, sketch and paint. She received her BA in Art History from the University of Rochester in 1998, and taught high school History and Art History before returning to classes to study interior design. Samantha believes in the power of transforming daily life through beautiful interiors, and joined NCD within the first year of the firm’s opening. She brings her well-trained eye for detail, an innate sense of spatial planning and a passion for modern art to the design team.