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Talking Top Tens: Nicole Gibbons

Founder, So Haute


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. She can currently be seen helping families re-imagine their living spaces as a designer on the Emmy nominated television show Home Made Simple airing Saturday mornings on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Nicole has been featured in top media outlets such as TLC and InStyle and has also collaborated on special projects with home and lifestyle brands including Target and One Kings Lane. Nicole regularly shares decorating tips, trends, product finds and inspiration on her blog, So Haute, and serves as a guide to stylish living for décor obsessed readers around the globe. Her mission is to inspire her audience to design a life they love and to do it with style. Follow Nicole on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

And more with Nicole Gibbons…

Your greatest achievement:

One of my most proud achievements has been leaving the corporate grind to follow my passion and finding success in doing what I love. 

Your most recent culinary obsession:

Oh gosh. I have a new culinary obsession every other day! At the moment I’m a bit obsessed with the vegan watermelon froyo from Larchmont Juicery. 

Midnight snack of choice:

A mint chocolate chip shake that I make with frozen bananas, mint, cacao powder, cacao nibs and almond milk.

Your dream dinner party guest:

My dream dinner party guest would be Beyonce. (Like the rest of the world I’m obsessed with her!) And I’m sure we’d become fast BFFs. ;-) 

The beauty product found in your bag at all times:

A Tarte LipSurgence matte lip pencil in “Exposed.”

Nail color currently on your hands and feet:

On my feet: Essie “Cascade Cool” – the perfect bubble gum pink. On my hands: L’Oreal “Club Prive”.

Your favorite restaurant for brunch and your go-to order:

Maison Harlem – a neighborhood spot. I’ll order their berry French toast with bacon for a sweet and savory mix. 

Your longest lasting friendship?

My best friend Lizzy – we’ve known each other since we were six and are like sisters. She is an accomplished actress, model and mom and has a great blog full of tips and inspiration for young, stylish mamas –

If you weren’t running So Haute, you’d be...?

If I wasn’t running my design business, I’d be a celebrity makeup artist. I’m obsessed with all things makeup and beauty!