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Nicole Sassaman


Sledgehammers and Stilettos

It all began with painting and selling rocks at the age of four. Nowadays, those rocks have turned into multi-million dollar seaside condos.  Yet expressing individuality in her designs is the core of what matters to Nicole, not necessarily the dollars spent on the project. “My design philosophy is that it is important to create a space that reflects who you are or who you want to be to support your dreams. And no matter what your budget is, there is always a way to make your space look like a million bucks!”

 



“My design philosophy is that it is important to create a space that reflects who you are or who you want to be to support your dreams." 


Restraint is Key

It’s often difficult to see the forest through the trees with the constant onslaught of new products and building materials. Even the most experienced designers find themselves challenged to show some restraint, not to mention homeowners tackling a project themselves. “Thanks to all of the shows on television, people have become savvy about design. I love that they have empowered themselves.  But there’s a downside to trying all of these different materials and things they see on TV.  If you don't have great taste or the ability to know when to stop- too much of a good thing can backfire.” 



 

Simple is Good

A fan of simple changes that have maximum impact, Nicole has faith in the do-it-yourselfer. “Paint is generally one of the easiest ways to give a space a facelift. Changing countertops from Formica to Cambria is another fantastic way to update a room.”  Even something as simple as switching out accessories can go a long way. “New drapes, pillows and throws are a quick and easy way to change a color scheme or style in a space as well.” 

And with that, Nicole straps on her Gucci tool belt and heads off to tackle the next big project.  

 

    

 

Biography

Celebrity designer Nicole Sassaman has built and remodeled homes in California from Beverly Hills to Malibu.  She is most sought after for her bathroom and kitchen renovations, and is know internationally for her unique style of modern designs.  Nicole has appeared on HGTV, E! and numerous television shows and her work has been featured in design publications worldwide. 

nicolesassaman.com

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