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Nina’s Nifty New Haus Now that she has opened a new shop in Los Angeles, interior designer Nina Freudenberger BArch 03 has discovered that West Coast shoppers are as crazy about her home accessories as New Yorkers who frequent the flagship Haus Interior in Nolita. It didn’t hurt business to be featured on HGTV’s new series The Real Designing Women, either, or to be named an IFDA Rising Star and one of Traditional Home’s top 20 New Traditionals. With all the attention, it might be tempting to toss price points to the wind, but Freudenberger is committed to offering quality design at affordable prices.

Nina Freudenberger BArch 03

photo by Lauren Coleman

California Cool Combining calming colors and artisanal materials, Cathleen Gouveia MIA 98 creates interiors that are also comfortably green. She earned a 2011 ASID Design Excellence Award for Sustainable Residential Design and a “stylemaker” accolade from the San Francisco Chronicle. With an appealing aesthetic (featured in California Homes and Traditional Home Magazine), Gouveia layers old and new materials to harmonious effect, creating interiors that respond to Californians’ call for freshness, beauty and fuss-free functionality.

Sweden Calling Megan Lawler Thörn 81 GD recently introduced Duro, the leading Swedish wallpaper brand, to the American market through her Vermont-based company Innobo Inc. For its Gammalsvenska [Traditional Swedish] Collection, Duro looked to classic wallpaper fragments found in historic manor houses throughout Sweden. In contrast, the company commissions contemporary designs from local artists for its Atmosfär III and Galleri collections. Made with water-based inks and solventfree coatings, the paper promises to add a refreshing touch of Scandinavian design to any home.

Cathleen Prisco Gouveia MIA 98 fall/winter 2012/13


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RISD XYZ Fall 2012  

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RISD XYZ Fall 2012  

Rhode Island School of Design alumni magazine

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