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Our Lead Designer
Hi! My name is Nicole Lorber and I would like to be your guide through this amazing journey known as interior design. You may wonder, “What makes me qualified to guide you through this process?” Well, I am the Lead Designer and owner of Distinctive Interior Designs, which has been helping people design their homes and business spaces since 1998. You may be shocked to learn that I grew up in Upstate New York, where there were more cows than people and interior design was only a phrase heard in movies and on TV. Yet, I was an artist who always had an eye for design, even if it was homes built by the hands of my father and uncles.
To start our tour, why don’t we learn a little about each other? I will start. I live, sleep, and breath interior design because I love it SO much! I love helping my clients make their vision a reality (with a few twists of my own that they often haven’t even considered, but LOVE once they hear my ideas)! As an interior designer I wear many hats–designing is only one of them. I am also my client’s advocate (with contractors), a budgetary guide, a product guru, a mediator /couples counselor, and…most importantly, an artist and interior design expert!
Award Winning Interior Design
In 2017 we won the National Award for the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Contractor of the Year in Central New Jersey for Best Kitchen Under $30,000! Believe it or not, Distinctive Interior Designs didn’t even submit the kitchen project to get this award – one of our great cabinet suppliers did! They reached out to ask if it would be okay for them to submit the project since I had pulled them in on it. “Of course!” was my response, “as long as the Distinctive Interior Designs’ name ends up all over it”, I said with a smile. All that said, I got a call from my contact telling me they weren’t positive, but had indications that we both had to be at the awards ceremony two weeks from then. Imagine my surprise when I was handed this plaque too – how exciting!
A Unique Approach to Interior Design
As you may see, I am not a by the book kind of person. My approach to design is to think outside of the box and truly help you, my client, find your design voice. While my clients are typically located in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, their design styles are international. The choices are endless! Whether you love a traditional, or transitional look, contemporary feel, modern design, or an urban beat, my job is to help design your style and make it a reality! Throughout our journey, your style is my style and I will become your design voice.
Sometimes, my voice is used to be in your corner and communicate our vision to your family and get them on board. Other times, you might need me to be your mouthpiece with contractors to ensure the style concept we’ve developed is created with quality and completed on time. Still other moments, you just might not have enough hours in a day to juggle ALL the aspects of a complete remodel. The good news is Distinctive Interior Designs does have that time and expertise to handle your entire design project! And we’ve made it our business for decades now to get you to the other side of your design journey with as little stress and worry on your shoulders as possible.
Now that you have had the opportunity to briefly meet me and get to know my design philosophy, I would like to get to know you and your style. Contact us to start our journey into the world of interior design today!