NICOLE_PORTRAIT_SOFA_57-Edit -vertical BLOGSo Haute is a decorating and lifestyle blog that serves as a guide to stylish living for décor obsessed readers around the globe. With coverage ranging from inspirational interiors, decorating advice, entertaining tips and shopping resources, our goal is to inspire you to design a life you love and to do it with style. Think of us as the friend you’d call when you need great design advice. We’ll provide you with helpful tips, useful resources and lots of inspiration for designing a beautiful life and a beautiful home that you’ll love coming home to every day.

Founder Nicole Gibbons is an interior designer, tastemaker, blogger and on-air personality best known for her fashion-forward point of view on style for the home. Her eponymous design firm, Nicole Gibbons Studio LLC, specializes in high-style interiors that combine timeless sophistication with a fresh, modern edge and her distinctive design sensibility is eclectic and multi-layered, blending classic with modern, old with new, high with low and boldly mixing together rich color, pattern and texture in fresh ways that excite. Nicole believes that every space should include a touch of vintage and incorporates everything from family heirlooms and fine antiques to inexpensive flea market finds to add personality and soul to a room. On Saturday mornings Nicole can be seen helping deserving families re-imagine their living spaces as a designer on the Emmy nominated TV show Home Made Simple on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network.

As a highly sought after expert, Nicole has been featured many other top design and lifestyle outlets including HGTV, TLC, InStyle, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Apartment Therapy, Lonny, The Nest, Elle Decor and more. She has also collaborated on special projects with top home & lifestyle brands and is currently the first-ever Style Ambassador for Lowe’s Home Improvement. She has also worked with brands such as Target, One Kings Lane and Pier 1 Imports.

Originally from Michigan, Nicole earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and currently splits her time between New York City and Los Angeles. With a lifelong passion for design coupled with a fun, unpretentious approach to decorating and a strong media presence, this designer-to-watch is quickly earning a reputation as the voice of decorating for a new generation of passionate home enthusiasts. (Photo: David Land)