About Us

Christina Nielsen Design is a residential and commercial interior design studio, based in New York City and London. Engaging in projects of varying aesthetics and sizes, Christina manages and creates properties from start to finish alongside a trusted and carefully selected team. Each and every one of Christina’s clients are left with a specialised and entirely unique space reflective of their goals and lifestyle. Christina Nielsen Design takes on projects both in the US and internationally.

Nielsen’s firm took flight following its much-lauded design of a private box at Royal Ascot. Her talents have since caught the eye of Plain English, for which she designed a bespoke kitchen with the brand’s signature London showroom. Nielsen was selected for this year’s prestigious Hampton Designer Showhouse, alongside several other residential projects both in the US and Europe. Nielsen was recently featured in the World of Interiors as an emerging designer, and has previously worked for Vogue magazine after receiving a Master’s degree from Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

What services do you provide?

Interior Design

How would you describe your style?

"Clean, minimalist lines, reminiscent of the Scandinavian style, with influences of English, French, and Moorish furniture. I like to be timeless with punches of colour and whimsy. Maintaining an eclectic aesthetic is a big motivation of mine. I push myself to be fearless; I constantly try to think out of the box in terms of mixing and matching textures, patterns, and furniture, in order to produce unique interiors that are both memorable and inviting. Most importantly, I strive to create rooms that no one wants to leave.”

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"I recently completed a bespoke kitchen in collaboration with Plain English’s London showroom for a manor house in Berkshire, England. This was a complete gut renovation that took almost one year to complete. The entire space was ripped out – flooring, appliances, cabinetry, electric. We really started over with a fully blank slate. 

The kitchen was very outdated with dark brick and terra-cotta flooring, and bright blue cabinetry and tiling. I knew the space needed to be updated into something more neutral and durable yet maintained a sense of fun and originality. I wanted to instil a farmhouse aesthetic whilst updating the space into one that was sophisticated and elegant. Olive green and aubergine were my colours of choice for the cabinetry, in matte finish – however, the aubergine cabinetry was done in a full gloss for added effect. I find both of these colours to be eclectic and different yet incredibly versatile. The brick surround was painted over in a distressed off white to brighten the space and create a cohesion between the interior and exterior – which is a view of sheep grazing in the distance. 

The cobalt blue aga was removed and updated to a crisp, white version – so the surround and aga really blended into one. Plain English’s bespoke antique brass hardware completed the lived-in feel of this space. The flooring was updated to a reclaimed oak in wide planks. The fabrics, courtesy of Christopher Moore and Cowtan and Tout, are beautiful sage greens and florals that popped but did not compete with its surroundings. Jamb London created these stunning hand-woven cane chairs for the dining area. My client was delighted with the result: a contemporary update that was in keeping with an English manor house; respecting the bones and original character of this home whilst creating a welcoming and family-friendly space for everyday life and entertaining."

Images: Banner, 3 + 8: Genevieve Garruppo; 1, 2 + 6: Nick Guttridge; 4: Helen Venables; 5: Kevin Lau