April 5, 2020

Nick Olsen

After earning a degree in architecture from Columbia University and mentoring under renowned decorator Miles Redd, Nick Olsen started his eponymous firm in 2010. Nick creates comfortable, stylish interiors that nod to the past and his arch sense of humor while maintaining an air of modernity. Hallmarks of his aesthetic include mixing antiques and contemporary art, playing with scale and texture contrasts, and creating unexpected color combinations–all while tending to the unique needs of each client. Recent projects include a mid-century modern home in Cincinnati, separate Park Avenue apartments for members of the same family, and a Nantucket vernacular summer home and guest house.

At age 24 Nick’s first studio apartment landed on the cover of Domino magazine, and one his first decorating projects made the August 2013 cover of The World of Interiors. His projects have also been featured in Architectural
Digest, Veranda, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, British Homes & Gardens, and the Wall Street Journal. Nick has been named to ELLE Décor’s A-List for the past two years and he currently resides in lower Manhattan. In this episode of The Style Files, Nick and Paloma discuss how Nick pivoted from architecture to interior design, how he connected with his mentor, Miles Redd, the process of renovating his farmhouse in upstate New York, and what it’s like to design a room in the Kips Bay Showhouse.