KimberlyOlson

Kimberly Olson

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Most memorable interview: I interviewed a couple who were high school sweethearts and had just built their Miami dream home. The design team created a space that was such a reflection of them, incorporating elements that evoked both their world travels and an indoor-outdoor feel, as well as adding a sound system for parties. The husband even designed some first-of-their kind, remote-controlled gas lanterns, which are now on the market–a true passion project. What’s your design style? I like classic pieces with a sense of history, but I also appreciate clean lines without too much fussiness–and I’m definitely not someone to shy away from color. I have a tufted-velvet sofa in a lovely lime green. No regrets! Prized possessions: A gorgeous Tiffany-style stained glass lamp that my father made for me and an old doll that belonged to my grandmother, which my parents had restored as a birthday gift. I’d include my cat, Ariel, but she rules the roost, so she might object to being called a possession.

Kimberly Olson’s Stories

How An NYC Flower Studio Is Embracing Its New Neighbors

How An NYC Flower Studio Is Embracing Its New Neighbors

A Cabin-Style Home Achieves Modern Sensibility

A Cabin-Style Home Achieves Modern Sensibility

Digging Into The Creative Energy Of This Playful Firm

Digging Into The Creative Energy Of This Playful Firm

Summer Trends Worth The Hype, According To The Pros

Summer Trends Worth The Hype, According To The Pros

8 New York Design Stops To Check Out This Summer

8 New York Design Stops To Check Out This Summer

Woven Opens A Second Gallery At NYDC

Woven Opens A Second Gallery At NYDC

It’s All About Color At This Vibrant New York Exhibition

It’s All About Color At This Vibrant New York Exhibition

The Scoop On What Will Be Jersey City’s Tallest Tower

The Scoop On What Will Be Jersey City’s Tallest Tower

Designers Are Smitten With Illustrator B. Russell Melzer

Designers Are Smitten With Illustrator B. Russell Melzer

Farrell Home Brings Casual Sophistication To New York

Farrell Home Brings Casual Sophistication To New York

Peek Inside This Modern, Beachy Long Island Shop

Peek Inside This Modern, Beachy Long Island Shop

A Modern Pacific Heights Abode Gets A Fresh Redux

A Modern Pacific Heights Abode Gets A Fresh Redux

3 Design Books To Add To Your Shelf

3 Design Books To Add To Your Shelf

Architecture Pros Share What’s Hot In The Industry

Architecture Pros Share What’s Hot In The Industry

Meet The Sisters Behind This Geometric Jewelry Line

Meet The Sisters Behind This Geometric Jewelry Line

A Kid-Friendly Home Goes Traditional With A Twist

A Kid-Friendly Home Goes Traditional With A Twist

Behind The Design Upgrades Of 2 New York Attractions

Behind The Design Upgrades Of 2 New York Attractions

A Hillside Home In California Connects With Nature

A Hillside Home In California Connects With Nature

A Designer Infuses Her Vero Beach Home With Whimsy

A Designer Infuses Her Vero Beach Home With Whimsy

Playful Elements Give An Aspen House An Artful Update

Playful Elements Give An Aspen House An Artful Update

Bright Colors, Stunning Views Make This Miami Condo Pop

Bright Colors, Stunning Views Make This Miami Condo Pop