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Fox-Nahem Associates is a personal, client oriented, hands-on New York-based company. Always using discretion to protect privacy, many clients come back for additional projects. Overseeing every facet to turn key completion, from architecture to bed linens, the studio’s projects are known for being finished on time and within the budget. In this article, we will take a look into the elegant and livable interior design ideas from Fox-Nahem Associates!
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Born and raised in New York City, Joe and his late business partner, Tom Fox, started Fox-Nahem Associates in their early twenties. 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.
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. Fox-Nahem Associates was featured in most major design magazines, and many books on interiors. The studio has been included in a number of top design lists: AD 100, Elle Decor A-List-Top 25, New York Magazine’s Top 100, New York Spaces Top 50 Designers, and Luxe Magazine’s Gold List. With worldwide recognition, and projects across the United States, Fox-Nahem Associates designs can be found in the former home of Jacqueline Kennedy at 740 Park Avenue, and the famed Dakota. The studio has worked on buildings by, or collaborated with renowned architects.
A young, dynamic family with a significant contemporary art collection and very traditional furniture, approached Fox-Nahem Associates to update the interiors of their expansive, classic Greenwich home to more accurately reflect their current tastes. No corner of this 10,000 square foot home was left untouched. Seamlessly combining refined vintage pieces, bespoke designs, and commissioned artisan pieces Fox-Nahem Associates deftly created a highly personal environment characterized by elegance, timelessness and a dash of whimsy. In the end, Fox-Nahem Associates struck a harmonious balance between art and interiors.
With Aldeco Interior Fabrics, BRABBU created the Rare Edition where they upgrade the most iconic furniture pieces, such as the customized charming sofa and armchair in this modern living room interior with a blue and grey palette.
Working closely with their clients who had owned this traditional, south of the highway house since the early 1990’s, Fox-Nahem Associates completely repurposed the space for their current lives as empty nesters. What had been intended as a refresh quickly morphed into a rebuild, so that an inadequate Family Room, a too-tight Master Suite and outdated Kitchen were re-imagined for their needs nowadays.
Create a classic living room decor with natural and nude color tones and modern mid-century pieces, such as the unforgettable ZULU Sofa, the stunning SEQUOIA Centre Table, the charming Gobi Rug and the impressive CYPRES Floor Light.
Originally designed by famed builder Paul Starrett (Empire State Building), had a seigniorial air in keeping with Starrett’s era but the interior lacked warmth and grace. While preserving the pristine 1920s stonework and masonry, Fox-Nahem Associates gave the house a relaxed, edgy brightness. They created sumptuous bedrooms, inviting sitting nooks and playrooms. But for all the spectacular art and grand proportions of the place, this is a family’s home – one that actually feels cozy and durable.
Working closely with the owners, Fox-Nahem Associates turned this imperial, six-story structure, originally designed by architect Stanford White in 1904, into an intimate home, preserving extant details – like the stairwell balustrade – and re-creating the ones that had not survived. In addition to the historically faithful reconstruction brought back to its original glory, the house retains an intimate feel; it is gracious without being grand.
With a 10 week deadline, Fox-Nahem Associates renovated and completely decorated a 1980s beach house including 7 new bathrooms and an entire new master suite. In addition to the renovation and furnishing, Fox-Nahem Associates also helped to choose accessories, tableware, linens, pots and even pool toys for the kids making the house equally suitable for active family life as well as large-scale entertaining.
For a NYC full floor apartment owned by a second time client, Fox-Nahem Associates took a very “vanilla” undistinguished space and enhanced it by adding layers of architectural and finish detail. Plaster wall finishes, fluted walnut paneling, and new bathrooms were complemented by custom designed and found vintage pieces, eliminating whatever generic, spec-apartment quality was originally there.
Collaborating with a growing young family on their fourth project together, Fox-Nahem Associates managed to transform a ho-hum, standard spec-house on Long Island’s East End and give it personality and wit, including a redesigned kitchen and bathrooms as well as an expanded living room and master suite. In addition to the architectural overhaul (assisted by Alveary Architecture), Fox-Nahem Associates designed much of the upholstery and complemented the spaces with unusual vintage pieces from Sweden, Brazil and the US. With very busy lifestyles, the clients asked Fox-Nahem Associates to complete the project by finding art pieces, linens, dishes, flatware and turn over a total “turn-key” completed home.
Located in a new Chelsea high-rise, this two-story apartment offers generous proportions rarely seen in postwar construction. The designers were involved in all aspects of the new construction including window selections, specifying all plaster walls, kitchen design, bathrooms, floating fireplace, custom designed bronze and leather bar. This interior epitomizes subtlety, with an abundance of refined details – from the silver-plate doorknobs, carved-oak doors and waxed-plaster walls to the curves of the exquisite French ’40s and ’50s furniture.
East Hampton Beach House designed and built by Fox-Nahem Associates in collaboration with Steve Chrostowski of Alveary Architecture.
Fox-Nahem Associates knows a thing or two about decorating in the fast lane. More than two decades of experience have taught him that getting it fast and getting it right need not be mutually exclusive. The Pittsburgh home he renovated for long time clients Bill and Debbie Demchak – a project completed in six months–is a persuasive case study in the art of on-time delivery.
In this loft apartment in New York City’s Tribeca, Fox-Nahem Associates was able to add some dimension and texture to the existing architecture to compliment the soaring ceiling heights and open city views. Incorporating custom designed and found pieces of furniture added personality and individuality to this newly built space.
Working on an 8000 sq ft duplex in one of New York City’s most venerated and legendary Park Avenue buildings, Fox-Nahem Associates was put to the ultimate test by completing a total gut renovation including decorating and furnishing, within only 5 months. The clients, a young family with a major modern art collection, had worked with Fox-Nahem Associates on several previous projects.
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