Asian Inspiration

As many of you know I spent four crazy and fabulous years of my life living abroad in Shanghai with my husband, Brad. The first year was such an adjustment (maybe an understatement) but by the end it had become home to us. We had fabulous apartment in the French Concession that had so much character and history I wasn't even fazed by the five story walkup. 

Moving back was harder than I anticipated but I finally have set down some roots and feel very happy and inspired in Charlotte. The reason I am going down memory lane here is because I am about to go BACK to Shanghai this Saturday! There is a furniture fair there once a year and this year I will be attending with B (he helps run a furniture company- Fresh Industries

I have lists and lists of things that I need to see and EAT while I am there but I am particularly excited to see Tianzifang. This is one of the art districts in Shanghai that is just ally after ally of amazing shops, cafes and art galleries! We are in the process of moving into a new home in NODA so the timing could not be more perfect. One of the best pottery stores there is called Spin- this is one of those places where you walk in and you actually just want to live inside the store. They don't even have any furniture in it but it just conjures up these feelings and you want to stay awhile. I will for sure be taking tons of videos etc. while I am there so be sure to follow us on Insta! @houseofnomaddesign

With my mind already in Shanghai I decided to showcase some of my favorite Asian inspired pieces of furniture, art, and accessories. Let us know your favorites!

Zai jian 再见  for now! 




The Power of a Console

We all have that space in our home where we think.. “something is missing.” Or it feels a little empty and lacking personality! Before deciding to FILL it with a large and heavy looking piece of furniture look into doing a console with a beautiful mirror or piece of artwork above!

They come in an array of sizes, styles, colors and price points so we wanted to show you some of our favorites and be sure to check out our instagram @houseofnomaddesign to see examples of console styling done just right!

Due to the skinnier depth of these pieces it will still keep a nice flow throughout your home and will help to anchor a mirror or piece of art. Click on the images to be taken to the site for more details on where to purchase!

 Be sure to leave us comments on your personal favorites. 


9 Marble Tables for Every Style & Budget

There is nothing that we love more than mixing different elements in a room… If you look around your living room and feel like it’s all blending together or it feels dark and dreary than it might be time to trade out one of those wood side tables or coffee tables and freshen up your space with a touch of marble.

We love some of the smaller marble side tables and nesting tables… all great options for someone that doesn’t want to break the bank on a large marble coffee table. We scoured through some of our favorite sources and found some great marble tables in a wide range of prices and sizes to add a new fresh element in your space!

Quick Tip: Grab a tray or a pretty set of coasters to place on your marble coffee table to keep it looking beautiful for longer! Also, have your table periodically resealed to retain the shine and help protect it from future stains.

Nomad Design Tip: If you end up doing a small marble accent table be sure to add another marble element somewhere else in the space. Look for a marble tray or object that you could put out on your coffee table or mantel. This adds some more interest in the space and makes your design decision feel intentional- not random!