Born and raised in New York City, Joe and his late business partner, Tom Fox, started Fox-Nahem Design in their early twenties. After three decades of experience, Joe, along with his dedicated team, have loyal vendors who help bring to life his original designs, specific to each and every project. Changing accordingly with the times, without falling victim to fads, he curates rare vintage pieces, as well as works with artists, craftspeople and artisans from all over the world. He has commissioned hand loomed fabrics from Switzerland, custom woven rugs from South Africa, and beautifully crafted metal cabinetry made in Brooklyn.
Recently completed projects include Park Avenue duplexes, New York City townhouses, a Martha’s Vineyard farm house, Hamptons’ beach houses, and so on.
Exuberant mixes of new with vintage and antiques, colors and textures, their work has an edge without being over the top, joining conformability and stylishness in their designs. They often use warm tones – rich wood, plush caramel and soft cream give the space inviting warmth – like coming home to a favorite warm drink on a cold day.
The warm tones are balanced with crisp white walls that keep it feeling fresh and sophisticated.
Compared to a today’s “Hollywood Regency” phase where embellishments and decoration seem almost too commonplace-like, where mixes seem too forced, Fox Nahem’s restraint shows a purpose in the mix, shows a reverence for timeless design.
Each project of Joe Nahem’s brings out another aspect of his talented eye. His design signature lies in the ability, from the first meeting on, to dig deep into his client’s minds, to realize their ideas, needs, and individual tastes. The results are luxuriously comfortable, elegant, and livable homes for active families: spaces that reflect the people who dwell in them.
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