Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dallas Designer helps Nate Berkus kick off a new season

Nicole Cullum Horn is a visual artist and entrepreneur, devoted to contemporary design, painting, and sculpture.  She was recently tapped by the Dallas charity Dwell with Dignity to help makeover the apartment of a mother and two young children who were relocating from a homeless shelter. 

 The Nate Berkus Show is highlighting the efforts of this charity to kick off their new season, and flew in their design team to partner on the project.  When the call came Nicole was able to whip up a support team and turned out 8 pieces of furniture in less than a week to meet the Producer’s deadline.

Nicole’s studio, Modern Relics, has gained recognition in Dallas design circles for breathing new life into outdated furniture, and for collaborations with the Fairmont Hotel and Lucia Restaurant.  

In October 2010, Nicole’s revamped dining room chair won 2nd place in a Dwell with Dignity contest judged by a panel of well-known designers and design bloggers including Jonathan Adler and Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge.

“Refinishing a piece of furniture not only changes the piece but it can change the feel of an entire room,” says Nicole. “It allows you to reuse good furniture while creating something new and appealing at the same time. 

Being able to use this approach to make this family’s space feel like a home was truly gratifying.”  In addition to her custom work with Modern Relics, Nicole features affordable, upcycled pieces of furniture at her booth in Indie Genius in Oak Cliff.

What:    Nicole Cullum Horn helps Dwell with Dignity makeover a bland apartment for a Dallas family in need
When:   11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 31st
Where:  NBC 5, KXAS-TV, Dallas.